Glenfarclas translates from the Gaelic to “Valley of the green grass”. The distillery was built in 1836 on Rechlerich Farm, close to the small town of Ballindalloch, and since 1865 has been owned and operated by the Grant family.
In recent years the Grants had more than few offers from potential buyers but they were all politely declined. The distillery offers extensive range of single malts aged for up to 50 years supplemented each year with several vintage expressions. Glenfarclas 2007 presented here was aged exclusively in ex-Oloroso sherry casks for about 11 years and bottled at 46% abv as part Premium Edition range in November 2018.
Nose: fresh, malty and fruity, honey, butterscotch, vanilla, oranges, pineapples, apricots, sultanas, nougat, touch of candied ginger and fading hint of smoke.
Palate: strong sherry statement, dried figs and dates, raisins, honey-roasted nuts, buttered toast, dash of nutmeg and subtle oaky dryness.
Finish: fairly long, with notes of dried fruit, milk chocolate, mixed nuts, bitter orange marmalade, hints of licorice and oak.