A 40-year-old single malt in cask from Glenfarclas, bottled by William Cadenhead.
Label states this bottle is from an undisclosed Speyside Distillery however, a wee birdie has told us it is Glenfarclas...... (It is printed on the bottom of the bottle).
WM Cadenhead Ltd is Scotland’s oldest independent bottler, established in 1842. As such, they have had some time to perfect the art and their releases tend to command considerable respect.
On the nose the William Cadenhead 40 years old is like timber polished to the smoothness of glass using the finest vanilla and caramel scented beeswax.
In the mouth the spirit is what I imagine drinking satin would be like, rippling folds of cool smoothness sliding over the tongue and susurrating down the throat. The favour is the lightest touch of honey, tree spices and dried fruits.
If you are ever fortunate enough to come across the William Cadenhead 40yo I would highly recommend taking the opportunity to try it. This is independent bottling at its most elegant.
Age: 40 Year Old
40.2% ABV / 70cl