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Whisky Review – Glenfarclas Movember 2011

By Boozedancing @boozedancing

Whisky Review – Glenfarclas Movember 2011If you’re a regular reader of this blog and love whisk(e)y, then you’re already familiar with Master of Malt and the Glenfarclas Distillery. But what is all this Movember business about? Rather than go on and on about this whisky from Glenfarclas and how it relates to Movember, I will save you some trouble and let our friends from Master of Malt tell you a bit about how they are related:

This limited edition Glenfarclas has been bottled in partnership with online retailers, Mo-Bro’s, and poor-quality dresser-uppers Master of Malt in support of Movember. Movember is a men’s health charity which raises awareness and funds for men’s health, specifically prostate and testicular cancer. £10 from the sale of every bottle will be donated to Movember.

Distilled in September 2002 and bottled in September 2011, this most unusual 9 year old Glenfarclas has been taken from two Oloroso sherry hogshead casks, and can be perfectly described as an ‘aperitif whisky’ – nutty and intensely savoury.

This past Saturday, I was pleasantly surprised by a small package from Master of Malt which contained a sample of this whisky.

Let’s get on with the review…

  • Appearance: Deep, rich amber color with a reddish tint when held up to the light.
  • Aroma: Very sweet and spicy on the nose. Rum soaked raisins. Vanilla. Cinnamon. Gingersnap cookies. Dry Sherry.
  • Taste: Very little alcohol burn when you drink it at full strength. That first sip warms the middle of your tongue with cinnamon spiciness, but with some sweetness lurking in the background. The Sherry influence become very apparent at mid palate and leads you to a spicy, warm, and moderately dry finish. The rich, complex flavors linger for several minutes.
  • ABV: 53%

The Glenfarclas Movember 2011 is a rich, flavorful, and exceptionally smooth Single Malt Whisky. If it wasn’t for the fact that it was written on the label, I would have never guessed that it had such a high alcohol content (no water was added to my glass during this tasting). I know that Master of Malt is calling this an aperitif whisky, but I see no reason why you wouldn’t want to end your meal with a dram of this delicious spirit.

Thanks again to Master of Malt for sending the sample. And if you want to know more about Movember, click the pic to visit their Official Website…

Whisky Review – Glenfarclas Movember 2011

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