Glenfarclas 17 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
This is a perfect match for the season’s gingerbreads and spice cakes. Look for a warm, toasted-brioche aroma and pronounced flavors of vanilla, oak, dried figs, clove and allspice.
Weighty and deep. Instantly seductive: vanilla pod, rich fruits, the smell of fur coats. A femme fatale of a malt. A base of crisp malt mixes with oak to give balance and structure. Water brings out apple leaf, even a little grassiness. The palate is broad and balanced, with real sweetness and a tongue-coating quality which softens to dried fruit, earthy density, with a whiff of smoke. Redolent with the aroma of a dunnage warehouse. A class act. (Fall 2015) Reviewed by: Dave Broom
A transformative malt that becomes bigger as it progresses from its floral, slightly oily nose of honeysuckle to meaty fruits and spices on the palate, all of it leading to a vibrant licorice finish.
From the distiller: "Colour: Rich amber Nose: Complex, with distinctive butterscotch, sherried fruit and peat smoke aromas. Flavour: Big, full-flavoured, with excellent balance, develops slowly, full of sherry sweet malty tones, and a touch peat smoke. Finish: Long lasting and smooth, with a hint of spice and sherry sweetness. Comment: Hints of oak, complexity but finely balanced. Combines the smoothness of our younger whiskies with the greater depth of our older expressions."