Glenfarclas 10 Year
Glenfarclas // Highlands, Scotland
Meaning “the valley of the green hills”, the Glenfarclas distillery has a long and rich history, being opened in 1836 by Robert Hay and acquired by the Grant family in 1865, the history of the site on which the distillery stands is even longer. There had been an unlicensed enterprise on the sight as early as 1797, perhaps even earlier, as George Grant of the owning family has even said “I have a painting from 1791 showing a distillery here showing a distillery on this site.”
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
"Dry wood and fruit spices greet the nose, with red stones fruits mingling with nuts and sherry. Slight grassy notes and a tinge of smoke rise at the back of the nose, holding firm as the nose warms. On the palate oils leap forward but dry intensely quickly, the stone fruits growing into cherry and nectarines. This is followed by sherry buds and more grass with chocolate-covered nuts creeping through the back end. Sherry grasses and spices caress the mouth on the finish holding for a short time before fading."