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 92 points - (Great Value,Tried & True Award)- Honey/harvest gold color. Frontline aromas are vibrant, animated, juicy, fruity, semisweet, raisiny, pruny, but underneath that is a dry layer of malt. Taste-wise, the dominant flavor is the dried fruit aspect, which is sherried, honeyed, roasted, baked, charred. Aftertaste reflects the midpalate, adding a trace of flowers. (Mar 2015)
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.