Saturday 27 April 2013

Tasted #17: Glenfarclas Movember edition (#101drams)

When pulling together the #101drams list, I came across this Glenfarclas Movember edition. Being a huge fan / participant of Movember for a few years running (see the horror below), I decided this had to be on the list. Trouble was, Master of Malt had sold out and there were no samples left. Given the limited release, I figured this would be one of the trickier drams on the list. 

Movember 2012 effort - better than previous years...

During my recent visit to Whisky+Alement in Melbourne though, I noticed it on the menu, and when informed they only had one dram left, I knew I couldn't risk waiting until my next visit.

The Movember Edition is a 9yo 'farclas from two Oloroso Sherry casks, and despite the relatively young age, has received some rave reviews. Onto the tasting then...

Glenfarclas Movember Edition (53%, 9 years old, Speyside)

Nose: Slightly salthy, very sweet. Not surprising given the oloroso casks this whisky called home for 9 years.

Palate: Light, fruity, but none of the sherry sweetness from the nose. Very drinkable - I definitely see where the "aperitif whisky" label comes from.

Finish: Short, smooth, pleasant. Drying but pleasant. Definitely a good "aperitif whisky".

Rating (on my very non-scientific scale): 92/100. Impressive for its age.

 - Martin.

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