Glenfarclas 12 Year
Glenfarclas // Highlands, Scotland
Glenfarclas is one of the few remaining family owned and operated distilleries in all of Scotland. They are also one of the very few that still uses direct fire stills instead of steam filled unit heaters. A pain in the arse? Perhaps, but this also has a great effect on the new make spirit resulting in an unmistakable caramelized flavor.
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 Typeex-bourbon and ex-sherry
"Caramel-covered baked apples and toasted barley come to mind upon tasting. There is a pleasant creaminess and gentle smoke found in the whisky. Coconut and heather join the club with the caramel and cereal. The finish isn't a marathon runner, but it's hardly Usain Bolt."