Glenfarclas Distillery was built in 1836 on Rechlerich Farm, close to the small town of Ballindalloch, and since 1865 has been owned by the Grant family.
Glenfarclas made its name for very strict wood policy and sherry matured single malt. The owners also reject finishing maturation and using, as they call them ‘the weird cask types’. The policy proved to be a huge success, Glenfarclas sells north of 800 000 bottles a year and enjoys enormous loyalty among whisky drinkers. The 25 years old expression is a quintessence of long aged, sherried Speysider, a perfect choice for after dinner dram.
Nose: very rich however needs a little time to open up, apricots, raisins, oranges, variety of nuts, nutmeg, cacao, hints of leather and tobacco and subtle oaky notes in the background.
Palate: not as fruity as nose suggests, delicate sherry tones, honey roasted almonds, raisins, crème brûlée, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange zest and oaky dryness.
Finish: long and oaky, dark chocolate, dried fruit, almonds, hints of leather and tobacco.