Glenfarclas 2000 Premium Edition

There have been several Glenfarclas 2000 vintage releases, bottled around 2013-2015. This one says Premium Edition on the label.



Glenfarclas 2000 Premium EditionGlenfarclas 2000 ‘Premium Edition’ (46%, OB 2015, Oloroso sherry casks, 6000 btl.)

Nose: fairly light sherry. Apricots, fresh plums and citrus notes, with traces of fruit eau-de-vie. Quite a lot of plain barley. Hints of vanilla and beeswax. A bit of floral honey and toffee. Quite a rich spirit, although there’s relatively little sherry for a Glenfarclas.

Mouth: sweet and oily. Honey and vague fruity notes (plums and oranges). White pepper and light hints of clove. Light herbal touches towards the end.

Finish: bittersweet, medium long.

This is quite a full-bodied spirit with a relatively gentle sherry influence. That said, it’s not entirely clear why this would be ‘premium’ – there’s little magic involved. Around € 60, still available in some places.

Score: 83/100