Welcome to KWM Whisky Advent Day 12 – Glenfarclas 21 Year
It has been a busy week, in case you haven’t heard, and while I wish I could have found the time today to wax eloquently about the Glenfarclas Distillery, one of my favourites, for today I will have to plagiarize from the distillery. I’d like for there to be something for you to read about the origin of this great malt, and my fiance’s Christmas party is beckoning… I need to be a good lad and make trax. I don’t think my friend Georgefarclas (AKA George Grant) will mind… and I hope you don’t either!
From the Distillery About the Family: “Since 1865 Glenfarclas has been owned and managed by just one family, the Grants of Glenfarclas. On the 8th of June 1865 John Grant acquired the tenancy for the Rechlerich Farm and as part of the transaction purchased the Glenfarclas Distillery for £511.19S.0d. To this day Glenfarclas is one of only a few distilleries in Scotland to remain family owned and managed. Now in the hands of the fifth and sixth generation of the family, the Grants remain committed to the vision of creating the best quality Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky, in the traditional Speyside style.”
From the Distillery About the Whisky: “Glenfarclas is renowned for producing Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky in the traditional Speyside style, with a heavy Sherry influence. We produce a wide range of expressions from the mouthwatering freshness of the 10 Years Old, to the indulgent 30 Years Old. One of the delights of Glenfarclas is exploring the subtle differences between the different expressions. Please click on the bottle of your choice to read Tasting Notes by George S Grant, Brand Ambassador and Sixth Generation.”
Glenfarclas 21 Year - 43% – Andrew’s Tasting Note: “Nose: buttery, fruity and elegant all at once; I used to think that it was like a warm blueberry pie right out of the oven, but it is more like butterscotch pudding or sticky toffee pudding drowning in cream; some soft leather, spices and dark fruits–truly a lot going on; Palate: rich, fruity and spicy; still very buttery, and while I can still taste blueberries it is more like wholewheat blueberry pancakes with maple syrup and a side of thick sliced bacon; leather, tobacco, dark fruits and spices develop; Finish: very long, coating, pleasant and elegant; Comment: this was one of my favourite malts when I just started in the industry 14 years ago, and it still holds up today! - $142.99 750ml or $18.99 50ml
Order Glenfarclas 21 Year – 750ml /$117.99 or 50ml / $18.99
Stay tuned for Day 13 of KWM Whisky Advent Tomorrow