A lovely dark mahogany colour. A great dram to stare into and see the dark ripples of age drifting through the glass.
Big sherried nose yet mellows after two or three minutes in the glass, malty tones apparent ever so lightly. Fresh nose on the surface giving way for blackcurrants, honey, toffee, butterscotch all underlined by rich, sweet, dry olorosso sherry.
A dry whisky initially letting way for bitter dark chocolate, the taste of chocolate goes on for some time then a lovely cream brule finish. Some light vanilla and burnt Demerara sugar. Then just when you think its all gone a lovely burst of caramel toffee.
The Chairmans Reserve is a vatting of four casks from the 1960s, selected by the Chairman of Glenfarclas, to mark the 175th Anniversary of the Distillery, and is a limited edition of 1296 bottles.