Scotland > Speyside > Scotch and Other Whiskies > Single Malt > Glenfarclas
Bottled after 43 years at 47.8% this Fino Sherry cask of "probably Glenfarclas", is beautiful, and one of the best priced single malts of this age you will find. Only 24 bottles are coming to Canada.
Andrew's Tasting Note
Nose: bright, exotic and fruity; it jumps out of the glass; polished new Italian leather shoes, waxed tropical fruits in an outdoor market and mixed berry compote; tangy with some creamed honey.
Palate: sweet, leathery and fruity with decadent delicate spices and loads of waxed tropical fruits; peeled mandarin oranges, diced buffet melon chunks and candied grapefruit; increasingly caramelized with a touch of candied ginger and soft black licorice; lots of layers.
Finish: long but light, elegant and drying; it is stays fresh even as the tannins of this old malt slowly dry out your mouth.
Comment: this is slightly unusual, but in the most intoxicating kind of way; you struggle to get to know it and even as you pull back the layers you get the sense that it still isn't revealing everything!
Producer's Description: "I was really happy to be able to share it first with a group of friends and whisky lovers during our recent trip to Orkney. I remembered opening this bottle first at Dornoch Castle Hotel and then taking some nice shots of it at the Yesnaby cliffs. What a place and company to enjoy a good dram! And in less than a month, my bottle was almost empty!"
92pts WhiskyNotes.be : "Nose: full of beehive notes, beeswax, pollen, with some old and rather fragrant, minty oak, or sandalwood. Quite some blonde tobacco too. Orange peels, greengages, hints of dried apricot and herbal honey. Mentholated notes. Light exotic spices. Very light flinty / resinous notes in the background. Mouth: oak spices, again with this resinous feeling and bright tobacco notes. Fruit teas, stewed fruits, pollen, a little mead and honey. The wood brings freshness instead of a tannic dryness. Something of a fruity hoppy note too. Finish: long, flavourful, with white fruits, wax and vibrant oak spices. Comment: Great stuff. You have to like a good dose of old oak but it's magically fresh and vibrant. I've heard the source of these casks could dry up any day now."
About Eiling Lim
"Lim 林" is my family name and in Chinese, it is defined as woods or forests. If you separate the family name into two, this character "木" means wood and wood is crucial in making a good cask.From a humble beginning of a young lady who enjoys her whisky to being the 1st independent bottler of scotch whisky in my home country Malaysia is quite a feat! It is beyond my wildest dreams. This has not been possible without the guidance and motivation from my family and my husband Luc Timmermans whom is a whisky connoisseur and collector as well as a "retired" independent bottler himself under the handwritten label, Thosop.
"Maybe it was fate that brought me to start my very own whisky adventure. After all, whisky has played an important part in my life at every level. I wouldn't have met my husband if it was not for whisky and I would not have met so many wonderful friends in many parts of the world coming together for whisky. Whisky changed my life and now I would love to change whisky scene in Malaysia by introducing them to a world of wonderful independent bottlings.
"The whisky selection which both my husband and I have chosen are based simply on 3 criterias. First of all the taste of the whisky has to be better than good because good is simply not good enough. Second, the whisky has to be highly quaffable where one have to feel the pleasure of drinking our whisky because taking just a sip is an insult. And lastly, we strive for a good price-quality ratio. We avoid choosing casks from only famous distillery and overpriced whisky. We bring variety to the whisky market with reasonable prices so that no one is obliged to keep my bottles as an investment and not to open them. We want whiskylovers to open and savour every bottle and share them with friends or even with us!"
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