Glenfarclas 40 Year Review

Review 143: Glenfarclas 40yr

  • 40 years
  • 46%
  • Sherry cask

Massive thank you to /u/Xile_ for this sample, you are single handedly responsible for every 40+yr whisky I have tried. I’ve been saving this sample for a time when I would be able to really sit down and enjoy it, hopefully it was worth the wait.

  • Nose: Rich. Sherry, dark chocolate, raisins, orange zest, oak, leather, cinnamon
  • Palate: Oak, wood spice, old sherry, orange, cocoa, pepper, tobacco, dark chocolate – lots of it. Rich flavors.
  • Finish: Christmas pudding, cocoa, pepper, dark chocolate, cinnamon, oak, sherry, honey. Long and finishes dry.
  • Score: 91Β 

This whisky evolved wonderfully over time, and did not spend too long in the cask. The profile of old sherry casks is a wonderful thing. Though, it is not as good as the few Glendronach 40+ year single casks I have had.

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