Craigellachie Hotel of Speyside

Glenfarclas

2001 Single Cask Bottling

ABV 51.2%
REVIEWED Issue 25
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Specifications
Brand: Glenfarclas, Craigellachie
Expression: 2001 Single Cask Bottling
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 1972
ABV: 51.2%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Awards
Editor's Choice
Issue 25
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Very powerful and seductive. Polished oak. Marzipan. Black chocolate. Candied orange peel.
Palate: Treacle-toffee richness versus burnt-grass peatiness. Big flavours, locked together like boxers punching their way out of a clinch. Long, muscular interplay; one seems to dominate, and then the other.
Finish: Smoky. Oaky. Very spicy.
Comment: In each corner, a fighter rather than a boxer. Not much refinement, but plenty of punch.
8.8
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Robust and cakey: date, prune, cooked fruits, treacle, Dundee cake. Resinous with a little smoke.
Palate: Big and powerful. A balanced mix of (European) oak and rich, sweet spirit.
Finish: Rich and long.
Comment: Good stuff with plenty of rich distillery character. Balance. That's what it is all about.
7.8
Visit the distillery
Glenfarclas Distillery, Marypark, Ballindalloch, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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