“Do you just drink Bruichladdich?” was the question the cashier at 1st Choice Liquor as paid for a bottle of Port Charlotte PC7 (the bottle I planned to buy) and Bruichladdich Resurrection (I did not plan to buy, but I did not know it was there, and at $75 is was a offer to good to pass up). Was the start of a short and interesting conversation about single malt, The one bottle we where both drinking was Glenfarclas 15 Year Old.
I purchased my bottle some six months ago, based purely on stunning reviews. I was not disappointed, I have been enjoying it over the past few month as a change of pace from my regular peated island whiskies. A Speyside whiskey, matured in a mix of ex sherry and ex bourbon casks. No peat, no smoke, no iodine, just a sweet almost almost rum like nose, it has a intense sherry tainted and smooth flavour beyond your typical 15 year old whiskey, with a long lasting orange after taste.
My compatriot was also enjoying his drinking experience, he got a better deal, his bottle came with 50ml miniatures of the Glenfarclas 21 year old and 25 year old whisky for $99 from Dan Murphys it is also available from Nicks Vintage Direct at the same price.
So will I buy another bottle of Glenfarclas 15 Year Old soon, I don’t know. It is a very good whisky and a very good deal at the moment. However, I do mainly drink peated island whisky, I do enjoy the a good unpeated whisky for a change, as I do a good dark rum. This bottle will last me a couple more months and by that time, I will probably look for a change. On the other hand it is a very very good whisky.