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TWE Black Friday 16 yo

A mystery Speyside? single cask 16 well priced?

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@galgReview by @galg

28th Nov 2017

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TWE Black Friday 16 yo
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  • Brand: TWE Black Friday 16 yo
  • ABV: 54.6%
  • Batch: 1

Not many details, but what I was able to dig out is : It was aged for 16 years in a single sherry butt before bottling in October 2017 (1st fill). It comes from a very well known family owned Speyside distillery, and we all know what this means… right? wink

Nose: Lovely sweet/ spicy mix , starting with pepper, ripe mandarin and ginger powder , there are some orchard fruit present as well, mostly peaches and fresh apricot, juicy and ripe, with the wood balancing it all. It’s not overly sweet, and the spices and fruit are well integrated. Palate: thicker and spicier, with quite some fresh ground pepper, chilly and zingy ginger. when the wave of spicy goodness passes, we discover a sweet sultana note, with bitter oak, and more ripe peaches, with a nice sherry note as well. A bit of candied orange, and more of the sweet juicy fruit in sweet-ish nectar, big and oily. very nice stuff. Finish: ripe orange, pepper and oak with a zingy edge. A great combination of spice, sweetness, and fruit. Lovely way to celebrate #BlackFriday… And the pricing is amazing, especially for this “family owned speyside distillery” *wink wink * way to go TWE. very nice stuff.

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@Victor
Victor commented

"Sherried, family-owned Speyside distillery, well-priced"...not too hard to figure out whence that bottle originated, is it? (That tells you how many family owned and well-priced distilleries are left out there, doesn't it?)

@galg, thanks for your nice review!

6 years ago 1Who liked this?

@galg
galg commented

aye, indeed. love me a good Farclas ;) happily i got a couple of bottles.

6 years ago 0

@casualtorture
casualtorture commented

@galg if you don't mind telling us, how much were they? I'm a pretty big fan of 'farclas

6 years ago 0

@galg
galg commented

@casualtorture they were very cheap. at $80 per piece for 16 yo single cask . Cask strength. amazing value. gone in 15 min. i got a few.

6 years ago 0