Glenfarclas

40 Years Old

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 89
Specifications
Brand: Glenfarclas
Expression: 40 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 40 years old
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Recommended
Issue 89
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Glenfarclas Distillery, Marypark, Ballindalloch, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Deep, intense, elegant. Antique shop, old books. Polished oak floor.
Palate: Smooth and gently flowing. Oak prevails but in a very tamed way.Supple tannins. Dark chocolate.
Finish: Slightly bitter, spicy. Ginger and a touch of tabasco.
Comment: An old whisky which has taken the best of the wood during its long maturation. The perfect after-dinner dram, sipping a full-bodied mocha coffee from Ethiopia. Try with just a drop of water, not more.
8.5
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Full-on whisky rancio. Shoe polish and strangely candy. Hint of mincemeat which then shifts to molasses and a hint of sarsaparilla and dried damask roses. Hugely complex and waxy.
Palate: The palate, unsurprisingly at this age, is tannic-that sarsaparilla edge returns. Quite dense and maybe just too much oak. Palate coating with a nutty undertow. Dry but has class.
Finish: Fades into ash.
Comment: Fantastic nose, but loses it on the palate.
7.9
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