Speciality Drinks

Glenfarclas

50 Years Old

ABV 50%
REVIEWED Issue 78
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Specifications
Brand: Glenfarclas, Speciality Drinks
Expression: 50 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 50 years old
ABV: 50%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Awards
Recommended
Issue 78
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Elegant, complex and mature. Golden syrup and huge spiciness. Restrained and smooth, a sandalwood note, dried peach, macadamia, highly polished furniture, sweet leather, plums, cinnamon toast.
Palate: No water needed here. Tongue coating with small pricks of flavour emerging as it travels: nougat, vanilla pod, citrus, dazzling spices.
Finish: Long with black fruits and menthol.
Comment: Extraordinary.
9.3
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Fruity and oaky. Cooked fruit. Cider apples. Hint of cedar. Apple and quince jelly.
Palate: Sweet at start then the wood releases bitterness. A dour oakiness. And more cooked fruit. Gets creamier on time. With a gentle spicy festoon.
Finish: Lingering, drying on oak and spices.
Comment: A bit dour and closed at first. Needs time to open. A classic (too?) old Speysider style.
7.6
Visit the distillery
Glenfarclas Distillery, Marypark, Ballindalloch, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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