Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Whisky Advent Day 7: Glenfarclas 10yr

Right, I am feeling like death, it's the night after the first party of the Christmas season, 1 down and 3 more to go over the next 2 weekends, but how could I deny my adoring public?
Today I have had a lovely little bottle of Glenfarclas 10yr pop out of my Whisky Advent Calendar. I like Glenfarclas a lot, they are traditional, dependable, consistent, pretty good value and top quality. I haven't had the 10yr before, but if it's anything like the 15yr then I'm in for a treat.

On the nose there is a sweet raisined quality with orange and cinnamon mixed with a little dark sugar, it's very sherried and honeyed. The nose is fairly light and easy, it's not particularly complex, but the overall package is very good and for a 10 year whisky shows quite a lot of depth.
On the palate (I'm honestly shuddering at the prospect of more alcohol this weekend) the 'Farclas  is sweet and soft, there's caramel, more raisins, sweet spice, a little smoke some lovely fruit too. The finish lasts well and the spirit is not harsh by any means. Again like the nose, this isn't a blockbuster, but for a 10yr dram at about £30 it is very very good.
I don't think this is going to blow anyone away, but it is very good and is perfect for a everyday bottle, or something to bring out when your Neanderthal mates want something a little stronger at the end of a night and one that I can see myself keeping for this purpose.

Glenfarclas 10yr is available at Master of Malt for £31.84.

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