1971 Sherry Butt

ABV 51%
REVIEWED Issue 101
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Brand: Glenfarclas
Expression: 1971 Sherry Butt
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2012
ABV: 51%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Quite 'open', even exposed, initially - there's wood, scented candles and incense - very religious! In time, a lovely dustiness takes over: rose petals.
Palate: Less dusty than the nose with more deep fruits, liquorice and a burnt edge. Seasonally it's late autumn with stout shoes tramping over wet leaves.
Finish: Long and solid and full.
Comment: A big, bold statement and with great balance between cask and spirit.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Intense. Earthy. Moss, bracken. Damp cellar. Cider apples. An air of mustiness. In the back a floral touch. Violet maybe.
Palate: Smooth then grippy. Bitter oak which the toffee cannot counterbalance.
Finish: Dry, astringent.
Comment: Too long a maturation. When oak dictates the aromatic profile, it is hardto feel satisfied.
Visit the distillery
Glenfarclas Distillery, Marypark, Ballindalloch, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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