Glenfarclas 2007 Family Malt Collection | 43% ABV | Bottled 2016

At the start of my whisky journey, I wasn’t too fond of sherry bombs. With Glenfarclas maturing all their spirit in ex-sherry casks, I didn’t pay too much attention to them. Time to rectify this. This is a 9 year old bottled for the Spanish market.

Colour: Gold

Nose: Oranges and cherries at first. Some pralin√© comes through and with some patience, a quite malty note along with marzipan. Finally, there’s milk chocolate and hazelnut. It reminded me heavily of Zott Monte pudding, nice!

Palate: The chocolate and hazelnut mixture continues from the nose. There’s some added notes from cherries along with blueberry and juniper notes.

Finish: Quite a short finish with fudge, oak and grapefruit.

Not too bad for such a young OB. The casks influence is clear but doesn’t dominate the spirit. Nosing this is more fun than drinking it though (I love Monte).