The Whisky Shop, Dufftown


The Family Casks, Exclusive 22 Years Old

ABV 53.8%
REVIEWED Issue 139
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Brand: Glenfarclas, The Whisky Shop, Dufftown
Expression: The Family Casks, Exclusive 22 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 22 years old
Year of bottling: 2014
ABV: 53.8%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: The Whisky Shop, Dufftown
Issue 139
Tasting notes
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: A note first on the dark, burnt amber colour. Why? Because it gives away everything that the nose is: Black Forest gâteau, old leather and wax.
Palate: The palate continues this theme but adds in the bitterness of traditional liquorice, some biltong and a warm cinnamon bun. The oak and spirit are well in balance.
Finish: Here, the spirit fires up playing well against the wood to deliver a fruit finish
Comment: A good balance of fruit and oak, we are in no doubt this has spent time in wood.
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Gritty, tannic, sherry. Mature, pruney and balsamic with dried black grape, pepper, treacle and lightly herbal coffee note.
Palate: A little softeras the huge gobs of treacle coat the tannins. All cask orientated with dried fruit and coffee. Fairly alcoholic but the treacle doesn’t give in to it.
Finish: Long, succulent and very juicy with dark toffee, citrus and raw cask chocolaty tannins and cocoa powder.
Comment: A bold dram with lots of oak influence.
Visit the distillery
Glenfarclas Distillery, Marypark, Ballindalloch, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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