Review #79 | /r/Scotch Review #30 – Glenfarclas Faultline Casks (KL)
The Schtick: This is an exclusive release from KL Wines in California. They selected several casks from Glenfarclas between the ages of 8 and 10 years old and blended them to produce this release. The result is a blend of first fill sherry casks bottled at 114 proof.
Bottler: Glenfarclas (For KL Wines)
ABV: 57% ABV
Mashbill: Single Malt (Barley)
Source: Bottle, Purchased
Nose: Huge sherry, red fruit and some chocolate. There’s little to no spice and zero ethanol.
Taste: Tons of sherry fruit – plumb, fig, date. Followed by deep spice and leathery smoke – very mild on the smoke and not in an Islay fashion but I do get some nice gentle sulfur-y smoke here. Mild chocolate and a nice spicy finish. For the proof, it’s gentle and drinks well below the actual ABV on the bottle.
Finish: Mediun long and full bodied. More sherry, spice and chocolate, woody leather.
Overall: This is really a quality dram.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect