The Glenfarclas 25

September 27, 2014

Tasting notes: What a venerable whisky this is, a fitting crown to the Familia Glenfarclii.  Bill remembers drinking this at the Bow Bar in Edinburgh.  He kept his notes on [...]

The Glenfarclas 21

September 25, 2014

Tasting notes: The ultra-refined nose of the Glenfarclas 21 opens with butterscotched hazelnuts, persimmons, and ruby grapefruit. It’s mammals evolved to have [...]

The Glenfarclas 15

September 25, 2014

Tasting notes:       Smoother and agey-er than the three that have preceded it, like Smokey Robinson walking into a bar right after Jay-Z, Adam Levine, and Lorde. The [...]

The Glenfarclas 12

September 23, 2014

Tasting notes: On this, the third day, we carry on the March of the Glenfarclas, with this the Third Movement, blah blah blah Mahler. [John: You don’t have to get pissy [...]

The Glenfarclas 105 Cask Strength

September 22, 2014

Tasting notes: The nose of the Glenfarclas 105 opens with crushed rose petals (yellow, Texas) and nitroglycerin tablets (your grandma’s pillbox in her purse). There’s a [...]

The Glenfarclas 10

September 21, 2014

Tasting notes: Apples.  Dahlias dipped in sherry on a hot morning.  Cherry tobacco cigarillos, also dipped in sherry.  The empty cigar box sits in a child’s room stuffed [...]

The Glenfarclas 1953 58 year-old

June 6, 2012

Tasting notes:      Normally we thank the kind, if benighted, souls that provide our nips, drams, bottles, and analytical samples. However, this time we must thank God. [...]