Glenfarclas – Willow Park Wines And Spirits
George Grant (from the long line of Georges and a John) flew in from Scotland for this one. Great speaker. While presenting several bottles from the Glenfarclas line, he regaled the ~100 strong crowd with humorous anecdotes and historical tidbits. I know that a couple of the guys that came with us were able to learn a few things about whisky they weren’t aware of.
It was truly unfortunate that the fellow who was to sit next to us never showed. We took it upon ourselves to not insult Mr. Grant and ensured his whisky did not go to waste
The whiskies themselves?
Glenfarclas 10 y.o. - A little lacking in character. No real finish.
Glenfarclas 15 y.o. - A little sweeter. Lacking the bite of the 10 y.o. Very nice.
Glenfarclas 21 y.o. – Much bigger. Smooth, syrupy. Nice long development.
Glenfarclas 25 y.o. – Similar to the 21 y.o. Longer finish. Nice mouthfeel.
Glenfarclas 105 – Cask strength. Much better. This is how whisky should be bottled. Warming. Complex.
Glenfarclas Family Cask (year??) – Richest and best of the bunch. Great development into a nice long finish.
Should have taken some notes while there. I remember the character of each, but no specifics. Perhaps some of the others remember something I don’t.