Glenfarclas 10 Year
Glenfarclas // Highlands, Scotland
Meaning “glen of the green grasslands”, Glenfarclas Distillery has a long and rich history since its opening in 1836. There had been an unlicensed enterprise on the site as early as 1797, and perhaps even earlier. Glenfarclas 10 Year is matured exclusively in European oak ex-oloroso sherry casks. Bottled at 80 proof.
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.
Cask TypeEuropean oak ex-oloroso sherry cask
"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."