Colour: Vibrant amber-gold.
Nose: Fresh and beautifully light, sherried fruit combined with a tempting spicy sweetness and a hint of sappy oak.
Flavour: Full bodied, delightful sherried fruit, with oak, a hint of peat and delicious sweet sensations.
Finish: Long and flavoursome, with a lingering spiceness.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 94 points - Sweet aromas of baked goods and spices are warm and nutty. Light and airy on the palate with plenty of bright and salty caramel, grain and nut flavors. Distinctly earthy with a mushroom-like flavor running throughout.
The nose is dense with scents of rich dried fruits, dark caramel, Sherry, roasted walnuts, toffee, and candied ginger. The palate delivers waves of rich orchard fruit, baking spice, and malt soaked with sweet Sherry lingering on for minutes. A benchmark. (Apr 2014)
Lots of sherry and fruit in this, Glenfarclas 12 was originally bottled for export and travel retail markets. In 2006, it was named the "Best Sherried Whisky" in the Single Malt World, and in 2007 and 2008 it won Gold at the Stockholm Beer and Whisky Festival.