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Glenfarclas 15-year-old

Day 2 of Kensington Wine Market’s Whisky Advent Calendar is a Glenfarclas 15-year-old.

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This stand up dram is bottled at 46% ABV.  Glenfarclas is a heavily sherried whisky with some unique characteristics that are not always well received, but those that do enjoy it, enjoy it loyally!

Nose: A beautiful balance of Sweet, Savoury and Spice.  Grandma’s homemade Mincemeat tarts and All Spice.

Palate: More mincemeat, Sherry notes and a slight taste of struck matches.

Finish: Medium in length with more struck matches, brown sugar and dark fruit.

Rating 8.5/10

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Glenfarclas 21-year-old

Today’s amazing dram from the Kensington Wine Market Whisky Advent Calendar is Glenfarclas 21-year-old.  This Sherry-bomb of a dram proves that the folks at KWM want to finish this Calendar on a very high note!  It’s hard to imagine how they will top this superb expression from Glenfarclas Distillery.

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Bottled at 43% ABV.

Nose: Huge, in your face Sherry notes, Christmas cake, raisins, dates, chocolate, nuts and fig newtons.

Palate: Clean, creamy, more sherried fruit, nuts and chocolate.

Finish: Long, smooth and Barley-rich.

Rating: 9.2/10

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Glenfiddich 21-Year-Old Winter Storm


Winter Storm is 21-year-old Glenfiddich finished in Canadian Ice wine barrels. The malt master, Brian Kinsman, found inspiration on the icy vineyards of Peller Estates in Niagara, Canada. 

Bottled at 43% ABV.

Nose: Sweet tropical fruit candies, wine notes

Palate: Sweet, rich, candied fruit, Turkish delight, more ice wine flavours

Finish: Clean, crisp, short

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Glen Scotia Review

Glen Scotia Distillery from the Campbeltown region of Scotland.

One of my favourite drams of the Calendar so far, this whisky comes casks hand selected by their master blender and finished in heavily charred oak barrels.

Bottled at 54.2% ABV.

Nose: Dirty oak, peaches, caramelized brown sugar, lemon furniture polish on an old church pew, coke bottle gummy candies.

Palate: Orchard fruit, berries and dark chocolate.

Finish: Licorice All Sorts, more orchard fruit and chocolate leaving a wonderfully chalky mouth feel.

Rating: 9.3/10

I feel Campbeltown whiskies are one of Scotland’s best kept secrets.  If you haven’t explore these fantastic distilleries I highly recommend giving them a chance!

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