Glenfarclas 12 Year
Glenfarclas // Highlands, Scotland
Glenfarclas–Valley of the Green Grassland–is one of the few remaining family-owned and operated distilleries in all of Scotland. They are also one of the very few distilleries that still uses direct-fire stills instead of steam-filled unit heaters. Glenfarclas 12 Year is matured in 100% European oak oloroso sherry casks and is bottled 43% ABV.
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 oloroso sherry casks
"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."