Glenfarclas 18 Year
Glenfarclas // Highlands, Scotland
First established in 1836 by Robert Hay, it wasn’t until 1865 that the distillery was acquired by the Grant family, the current owners of the distillery. This 18 year-old bottling was initially released for global travel retail. It matured exclusively in European oak ex-oloroso sherry casks and was bottled at 86 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
"The wood and grass of the Glenfarclas whisky becomes more noticeable with age and the spices deepen and tickle the nose. The sherry, honey, and vanilla also become larger with age with sugary tones soothing the senses. The spices build beautifully on the palate, with the fruits from the cask relaxing much of the oak and resin that threatens to rise. The sweetness is encouraged by the grass notes to appear and the finish is of medium-length with sherry spices to bring the experience to a close."