Happy Wednesday to you,
This week we've got the Glenfarclas 21 Years Old. This is a family-owned distiller by the name of Grants. Now in the fifth generation, current Chairman Jon L. S. Grant owns and manages the distillery whilst his son George S. Grant is the company's Brand Ambassador. The great thing about being family owned is the freedom to take a long-term vision rather than bow to shareholder pressure.
With some of the older bottles going for over £1000 per bottle, this is great value at about £70. It's a full flavoured rich whisky that is a sherry-aged Speyside whisky. What's not to like.
Colour: Noticeably dark due to the sherry casks
Nose: Sherry nose, fruit cake, oranges and sweetness.
Taste: Very full and rounded; old leather, dried fruits and dark marmalade.
Finish: A rich, rolling finish.