The next step up in the age range is the 12 Year Old Glenfarclas after the decade old one we tried in the last article. For more information on the distillery or the Ten Year Old then you can find that review at Glenfarclas 10 Year Old
The 12 Year Old is 100% matured in ex-Oloroso sherry casks just like the 10 but it is bottled at a slightly higher 43% ABV. Interestingly, while some online retailers are showing this as discontinued it is available from premium supermarket Marks & Spencer at the same £35 you can get the 10 I mentioned before. With the prices being so similar (or the same) and the composition being identical it will be interesting to see how more time and probably different quality of casks (guessing) does to the finished product.
Colour – Straw
Nose – The nose is less nutmeg and cloves and more christmas spices of orange peel, cinnamon and pine cones. Sherbet or sorbet provide acidity and sweetness in equal measure.
Palate – The nose and palate align up on the sherried fruit notes and oak driven spices. The texture though doesn’t seem to be as thick but it does have more body to remove that hollow aspect I found before.
Finish – Fruity finish with lots of winter christmas notes. The length is about as short as the ten but doesn’t have chilli heat this time.