The rich, thick 21-year-old single malt from Scotland's Glenfarclas distillery.
Known as a reliable, consistent whisky - the current batch of 21-year-old, in The Oak Barrel's opinion, one of the best in recent years.Â
First impressions of the latest batch are of bold tropical fruits, but time and/or a dash of water opens it upÂ spectactularly. Rich sherry notes, earthy highland peat and floral violet and lavender notes.
The Glenfarclas distillery is located in the Speyside region, within the Scottish highlands. Founded in the 1830s, it was purchased by John Grant in 1865. The sixth and fifth generations of the Grant family still run the distillery today and it is often regarded as one of the top two examples of independently-owned distilleries which have survived from the Victorian era (Springbank being the other).
Glenfarclas produce a heavy spirit thatÂ works best maturation in ex-sherry oak casks. Their traditional dunnage warehouses keep a constant temperature and so their whiskies are uniquely geared towards long, slow maturations.Â
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