Glenfarclas 25 Year Old Quarter Cask Speyside single malt Scotch whiskey. Limited release of the last remaining quarter casks at Glenfarclas distillery.
Quarter casks are so called as they contain a quarter of the volume of a traditional sherry butt. 900 bottle release.
Nose: sweet, fresh honeycomb, sherry prominent but not over powering. A very well balanced nose. No oak or age, a very youthful 25YO.
Taste: a dark bitter chocolate, light ginger, caramel and treacle pudding topped with vanilla custard. An ever changing taste bringing in all the quarter casks that were used to make this delightful whisky.
Finish: long, fresh, with granny smith apples coming forth.
Glenfarclas Distillery was established by Robert Hay in Speyside in 1836. John Grant purchased Glenfarclas in 1865 and it has remained in the ownership of the Grant family ever since. The interior of the visitor centre is stunning, the walls are lined with the original oak panels salvaged from a lounge on the liner SS Empress of Australia when she was scrapped 1952. Ace sherry casks underpin the ethos of Glenfarclas malt whisky, having released its first cask strength single malt way back in 1968 and in 1973 became the third to open a distillery visitor centre. Glenfarclas Distillery participates in the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival.