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This blog will feature tasting notes, reviews, distillery visits and whisky news with focus mainly on Scottish single malts. This will sometimes be accompanied by politically incorrect (whisky) opinions. You have now been warned! :-)
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Friday, 28 February 2014


It's always nice to try something a bit different - like Glenfarclas from an ex-bourbon cask.
I've reviewed one previously - a 28yo expression also from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society like the one I'm about to review.

This expression caught be a bit by surprise, as I -from the very ladylike naming by the SMWS- found a much more upfront and freshness than expected... Ladies, not that you can't upfront and fresh and also sophisticated, delicate and feminine at the same time. I was just expecting something completely different :-)

A pair of still at Glenfarclas, March 23 2009 © The Malt Desk
Glenfarclas 1993 1.172 19yo (23.09.1993) 'Sophisticated, Delicate and Feminine' 55,7%, 230 bottles, refill ex-bourbon hogshead, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Colour is pale straw

Fresh vanilla, hint of something floral, cucumber, citrus and raspberry, hint of yeast/fresh dough notes, draff, much like a cooked note - it all works rather well, IMO

Fantastic mouth arrival. Sweet vanilla and danish pastry. Grass and lemony. It never gets overly sweet and continues to make you mouth water. It stays fresh and zesty throwing in a hint of orange marmalade and a little ginger. The finish gets a little more spicy, but it never leaves its malt pedigree behind.

What a great expression! IMO, there's not much femininity surrounding this one ;-)


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