Country: Scotland
Region: Speyside
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 42.4%
Score: 92 points

Glenfarclas 25 Quarter Casks. Image © 2013 by Mark Gillespie. This is a rarity…a single malt matured for 25 years in quarter casks, but one with no oak to overpower the fruitiness.

The nose has notes of Christmas cake, figs, baked oranges, and a hint of nutmeg. The taste is fruity with cherry cobbler, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange peel, honey, and brown sugar. The finish lingers with orange peel, cinnamon, and just a hint of oak. Very nice. (October, 2013)