Malt of the Month: October 2017

We choose our Malt of the Month to highlight some of the great whiskies of the world. Some are well known, some less so, but you can be certain that if it's our Malt of the Month, then you won't be disappointed. This month we've chosen:

The Whisky Exchange Malt of the Month – Glenfarclas 25 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange Malt of the Month – Glenfarclas 25 Year Old
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25 Year Old

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A beautiful whisky and a true classic. Twenty-five years in oloroso casks gives this Glenfarclas all the qualities people love about sherried Speyside whisky. Rich and silky, its defining note is hazelnut-strewn fruit cake, combined with dark chocolate and coffee. An excellent winter dram and this is, dare we say it, the perfect time to stock up for Christmas.

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Tasting Notes

Glenfarclas Glenfarclas

From the producer

  • Colour: Amber with dark gold highlights.
  • Nose: Complex yet refined, with tempting aromas of marmalade, honey, freshly ground coffee, sherry and nuts. Some oaky tannins.
  • Palate: Full-bodied and robust, the sherry and the oak fight for your attention yet neither are overpowering.
  • Finish: Intense, long lasting, dry and malty. A beautiful dark-chocolate taste at the back of your mouth to complete the 25 years old.

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    About Glenfarclas

    Glenfarclas Glenfarclas

    History

    The Glenfarclas distillery, founded in 1836, has been owned and managed by the same family since John Grant purchased it for £512 in 1865. Although John (II) and George (IV) – fifth- and sixth-generation Grants respectively – are now in charge, Glenfarclas continues to produce sherry-aged Speyside single malts in a traditional style.