Glenfarclas

17 Years Old

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 55
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Specifications
Brand: Glenfarclas
Expression: 17 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 17 years old
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Recommended
Issue 55
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Floral. Heather. Lots of herbal notes. Fresh coriander, dill, parsley.
Palate: Lovely fresh feel. Soothing sweetness. Fresh pulpy fruit. Peaches, pears. Develops on bakery notes. Oak keeps its grip but without overdoing it.
Finish: Long, oaky, spicy.
Comment: A bunch of interesting flavours displayed in an elegant oak frame.
8.3
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Clean, rich, dried fruit, stewed rhubarb, raffia. Weighty, concentrated, slightly fungal, deep. Dries a little with water.
Palate: Instead of a blast of weight this spreads discreetly across the tongue. Good complexity and fine balance. Plenty of black fruits. Best neat, though water shows how deep the flavours are.
Finish: Nutty and slightly astringent.
Comment: A good example of a whisky at the start of its mature phase.
8.0
Visit the distillery
Glenfarclas Distillery, Marypark, Ballindalloch, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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