Glenfarclas

105 Cask Strength, 40 Years Old

ABV 60%
REVIEWED Issue 77
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Specifications
Brand: Glenfarclas
Expression: 105 Cask Strength, 40 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 40 years old
ABV: 60%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Dominic Roskrow
Nose: Christmas in a glass. Dried fruits, Christmas cake,spiced apple, cinnamon,the whole seasonal she bang.
Palate: Stewed apples,mince pies,orange peel, rich and wonderful. Warm this up and who needs mulled wine?
Finish: Marmaladey,spicy and fruity. A lovely balanced mix.
Comment: Everything a malt from this distillery at this age should be. No distillery does whisky this old this well.
8.5
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Prickly at start. But slowly opening on fruit and oak. Burnt wood. Dried fruit.Obvious sherry influence. Cocoa bean. Damson plums.Sandalwood.
Palate: Dry and crisp. Oak speaks up. The alcohol bite leaves a tangy feel on the tongue. Quite astringent. The fruit is overwhelmed by tannins.
Finish: Dry,burning. The spices linger,keeping the tastebuds numb.
Comment: The nose was promising but the palate is too woody for me. And the alcohol is not mastered.
7.0
Visit the distillery
Glenfarclas Distillery, Marypark, Ballindalloch, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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