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Glenfarclas 15 Year
Scotland > Speyside > Scotch and Other Whiskies > Single Malt > Glenfarclas
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A stalwart classic Speyside single malt, from one of Scotland's oldest family owned distilleries. Matured in Ex-Sherry and bottled at 46%.

Andrew's Tasting Note

Nose: nutty, leathery and earthy; walking through damp old dunnage warehouses in wet leather boots; a touch of burn bacon, dried dark fruits, wet jujubes and bitter choclate. 

Palate: muscular, malty, honeyed and very sherried; big nutty Oloroso notes, wet leather, dark spices: (clove, fennel, Dutch licorice); more Jujubes, slightly urnt bacon and musty old oak in a dunnage warehouse; some orange and melon beneathm but the sherry is running roughsod; bitter chocolate on the palate too.

Finish: long, leathery, nutty and very sherried; loads of dark spices, drying as it fades.

Comment: this has always been a sherry bomb and a beast of a whisky, darker and spicier than I recall, but it has been a while; and it might be my palate too, saved half the bottle to revisit it tomorrow.

Established in 1836, this family-owned distillery has remained independent for over 160 yrs. Benefitting from the cold, clear springs of the Ben Rinnes river, this distinctly traditional Speyside malt is well known for its mellow flavor, and is made in batches rather than continuously to ensure high quality standards. Considered by connoisseurs to be among the best Speysiders available. Sweet, rich and very intense. Full bodied and smooth with hints of burnt peat. Long and distinguised finish.

750 ml

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