The producers recommend this as an aperitif whisky. It certainly offers more complexity than you’d expect from a 10 Year Old dram. A lovely, delicate whisky from Glenfarclas.
Colour: Vibrant straw-gold
Nose: Tempting sherry-sweet malty tones combine with delicate smokiness, releasing subtle spices. Warming the glass reveals honey, vanilla and pear drops.
Flavour: Delicately light, with a mouth-watering combination of maltiness, smokiness and sherry sweetness. Hints of dried fruit, vanilla, cinnamon and cloves tempt the taste buds further.
Finish: Long, smooth and spicy, with a delicious, yet delicate, lingering smokiness.
Comment: Gloriously smooth, yet with the depth and finish you would normally only expect of a much older dram. A wonderfully sherried whisky, and an excellent aperitif.
This a is firm, dry-ish dram which opens up with sherry sweetness and nuttiness. Very smooth and very easy drinking – so beware. A sweetness in the finish, which is long and lingering.