This Glenfarclas 15 year old was bottled to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. This battle took place in April 1917 between the Canadian troops and German troops during the First World War. And apparently it is Canada’s most celebrated military victory.
Officialy bottled for the Canadian market, but it was also available at the distillery. Bottled at a strength of 50% ABV.
Glenfarclas 15 year old (Vimy Ridge) tasting notes:
Nose: A little bit buttery, mixed with caramel and oranges. Blueberries. Honey too. It is somewhat nutty, with a hint of walnuts and almonds. Followed by candied oranges and some ginger. A hint of vanilla. Also a feint hint of barley.
Taste: Ohh ok, that was not what I expected.. It is bottled at 50% ABV but it is so easy to drink! Milk chocolat, some caramel. Quite creamy too; butterscotch and almonds. Orange marmelade. And some sweet honey too.
Finish: The finish is mid-long with caramel and honey. Also a bit spicy.
It’s a nice and gentle Glenfarclas, but it doesn’t stand out. The nose is better then the taste in my opinion. It could have used a little bit more depth, but still tasty though.
Many thanks to Jason (again!) for the sample and the photo. You can read his review here.