Glenfarclas are lucky to have a lot of stock aging in their warehouses, so they are able to release interesting , aged whiskies from time to time. (this is what happens when you’re a family owned distillery , and putting your stuff into single malts rather than using it as blending fodder). I am not sure where I got this sample from. It has been sitting around in my sample box for quite some time, so whomever sent this my way, thanks buddy!
Nose : That’s an interesting nose. A bit funky at first sniff… A his of a sour note as well as damp wood, melted butter and onion jam. Some drued for to mainly sultana berries and old dry sherry.
Palate : More vinous with the sherry taking over with a sour note again. Cinnamon. Dry sherry and tannins. Dried Fig and sultana with cardamom and cinnamon. Butter and more damp wood. Some chocolate raisin too. Pepper and leather.
Finish: Dry. Vinous. Lots of tannins. Fig and apple peel under a veil of damp sour wood.
Bottom line: Delicious, and not so sweet, which is nice if you like your sherry a bit on the sourish vinous side. Recommended, and still available online on some sites (mostly in Germany).
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