May 19, 2013
Very rich sherry flavours carress nose and palate and give you a feeling of laid-back luxury, only the finish is not quite on par. – Rating: 88/100
April 23, 2013
Some very strong sherry flavours dominate this malt, the spice notes on top of that are nothing for the faint of heart. – Rating: 86/100
September 21, 2012
A delicious but rather dry bottling of Glenfarclas, the fruitiness of younger expressions has given way to an almost savoury character. – Rating: 88/100
September 9, 2012
A wonderfully rich sherried malt that combines youthful freshness with maturity. – Rating: 86/100
July 2, 2012
Quite an unusual flavour profile for this’ Gingerbread Glenafarclas’, the nose is wonderful, but the palate does not quite reach that level. – Rating: 85/100
May 28, 2012
Because of its somewhat sour elements this was the least favourite whisky of the Scotch blind tasting competition. Not really a bad one, but not really ‘premium’ either. – Rating: 83/100
May 18, 2012
A very nice sherry bomb, still a bit youthful around the edges, but rich in flavours and well-balanced. – Rating: 86/100
May 16, 2012
Simply magnificent. Most of these bottles are offered to investors. But anyone buying this bottle to increase their wealth by a few bucks misses out on a once-in-a-liftetime opportunity. If you can afford this whisky, please drink it! – Rating: 95/100
November 30, 2011
The palate can’t quite keep up with the fabulous nose, but this is still a very fine young sherry monster for an affordable price. – Rating: 85/100
August 6, 2011
This very rich malt has to be savoured drop by drop. There are a lot of flavours to explore, but it’s a bit too woody to break the 90 point barrier. – Rating: 89/100
May 17, 2011
One the one hand this a typical old-fashioned and luxurious sherry whisky, but the flavours also bear some resemblances to aged bourbons. A fantastic dram with an almost incredible complexity at an unbeatable price for a 40 year old. – Rating: 92/100
March 16, 2011
A great young sherry monster at a budget price. It’s not the most complex malt on the planet, but it is extremely enjoyable nonetheless. – Rating: 85/100
February 10, 2011
Quite a dry sherry dram with rich aromas and a full body. The barrel char smokiness of the finish is almost a little too strong, though. – Rating: 85/100
August 17, 2010
A very complex and richly flavoured malt but the finish does not quite live up to other Glenfarclasses I have tried. But that’s just complaining on a very high level because it is still a very good whisky. – Rating: 86/100
July 1, 2010
A tightly woven network of complex but subtle flavours that make this whisky a delight to enjoy drop by drop. There is a distinct woody dryness but it is not overpowering the other flavours. – Rating: 88/100
June 11, 2010
Wonderfully rich and creamy, a perfect mix of fruit and spice. – Rating: 88/100
June 8, 2010
Ingredients (serves 6):
1 kg of your favourite mixed fruits
100 g Sultanas
A generous measure of Glenfarclas 17
Lemon or lime juice
Sugar or liquid honey
March 22, 2010
Long, fruity and slightly spicy, fading into a suprising smokiness
Overall: A very nice inexpensive but yet intense sheried malt. – Score: 83/100
August 17, 2009
The nose is really impressive but the palate can’t cope. There is not much to be found in this whisky. Still a nice dram, but not more. – Score: 78/100
May 24, 2013
You probably know the Elements of Islay bottling range where distilleries have been assigned pseudo-chemical symbols. Wouldn’t it be nice to expand this concept?
January 31, 2013
Musings about the 2013 Whisky Bible
January 4, 2013
A closer look at an interesting phenomenon.
January 1, 2013
I am not too much of a statistics geek, but every once in a while it is quite interesting to have a closer look at what happens on the blog.
December 20, 2012
Because whisky geeks often use abbreviations that may not always be understandable for less experienced whisky lovers here is a list that also includes a few slang terms for whisky distilleries or brands.
November 29, 2012
It’s that time of year again. For anyone on the lookout for whisky-realated gifts here are a few recommendations that offer great value.
November 5, 2012
Lamenting about rising whisky prices has become a regular pastime. So I think it is time to have a closer look at how much prices have actually risen over the last years.
October 18, 2012
Just like last year I took the opportunity to combine a few days of mini holiday in London with attending the Whisky Exchange Whisky Show.
October 11, 2012
After the first blind tasting round with only Scotch single malt whiskies, most competitors also signed up for the ‘Freestyle’ tasting.
September 22, 2012
I have done some number crunching with the bottle data in the Whisky Monitor to see if there is a noticeable trend how independent bottlings do for a specific distillery.
May 17, 2012
A summary of the Scotch single malt blind tasting competition
May 11, 2012
More than once I have been grumpy about whisky marketing stunts because I just have a bullshit allergy. But here are three examples of campaigns that I honestly enjoy.
March 16, 2012
Many whisky lovers complain that the prices for their favourite tipple are often too high, and I myself have joined this choir on various occasions. But to know if a price is too high we must first know what price is fair.
March 9, 2012
Here is my selection of distilleries that let their whisky do the talking.
October 10, 2011
I received an invitation for this year’s Whisky Show organized by The Whisky Exchange at Vinopolis in London. Even though it was not quite easy to fit this into my schedule, I decided to accept anyway.
June 16, 2011
Here is the basic knowledge you need to find your way around in the world of Scotch whisky, divided into ten categories.
May 16, 2011
A report of a Walk up Ben Rinnes and a whisky tasting at Benrines distillery with Dave Broom
March 31, 2011
The combination of whisky and cheese is nothing uncommon these days. I even made an experiment of marinating stilton in port wood whisky a while ago. Let me present you now another recipe that involves cheese and whisky.
February 4, 2011
Just a mixed bag of assorted whisky wierdness I came across.