When Glenfarclas released their first cask strength whisky there was a lot of excitement as it went flying off the shelves. So this time around we expect the same to happen, if not more, due to a new age stamp of 20 years being added to it. It is a limited edition range, creating around 4000 bottles with the cask strength at around 60% ABV, so not a great deal to go around.
The official tasting notes suggest that the nose is powerful, with aromas of Demerara sugar and figs, with the end reminiscent of a Christmas cake. The palate is remarkably smooth for a 60% whisky. More sweetness in the front of your mouth, giving way to the bitter sweetness of the chocolate covered coffee bean flavour. Then comes lots of fruits and brandy flavours with delicate sherry tones after a while. The finish is long with the age really shinning through over the strength, defiantly a dram to savour as the finish will last long.