Insider knowledge: Glenfarclas 1970 Family Cask whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Glenfarclas 1970 Family Cask whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Rich, spicy. Thick, fruity malt loaf. Toasted cinnamon buns, rum. Stem ginger in syrup. Sherry, pepper.
Palate: Thick, chewy. Sherry. Fruit, ripe and lush. Rum spice. Pepper.
Finish: Spiced rum, heavy, buttery, oak, allspice.
One of the best family casks that I have tried, complex and intense. A must have for those who call themselves farclas enthusiasts and have the wallet to make a 300 pound whisky purchase.
25th September 2011