December 11th and another Glenfarclas dram for me 🙂
Today’s dram is one of the cask strength premium editions which was distilled in 2004 and bottled in 2015 and it’s 59.8% vol. I believe this was originally released for the German market.
Ooh did someone order Christmas cake? Fruitilicious baby! And chocolate from an advent calendar too…there’s a slight little mustiness that also gives allspice and the merest hints of orange rind.
Quite a powerful first sip, but of course this is cask strength and it shows. It’s a bit of a sherry tease. The spice is apparent and so is the orange. It’s sweet from the rich fruits I noticed on the nose and there’s a lovely flavour of oak too.
Warming fruity finish with oak and milk chocolate sweetness just levelled by the spice. And some malty notes too.