Glenfarclas 25 Year Old Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 70cl
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The Glenfarclas 25 boasts about being matured in nothing but 100% Oloroso sherry casks. What's not to love? Aside from being an absolute Speyside classic, it's also a multi gold award winner! Indulge in the complexity brought to you by a well-crafted whisky for 25 years.
Here we have an absolute classic Speysider from a long-time family-owned distillery. This 25-year-old single malt from Glenfarclas spent its days in 100% Oloroso sherry casks. It’s complex and delicately sherried, a whisky that’s sure not to disappoint.
Color: A shade darker than the others; dirty gold or golden brown
On the nose: Dried apricots to start. The wood here is very gentle, almost a whisper. There are some richly sticky-sweet and meaty notes of maple pork breakfast sausage. Underripe peach and fudge brownies also make appearances. More softly spoken and less assertive than the other two.
The palate is similarly gently understated in the mouth, feeling a bit thin at points. Sumptuous fruit to start, again with very ripe red apples. This turns quite juicy for a split second at midpalate before evolving into a dirty, musty, slightly stagnant, or tired woodiness. This has an aftertaste of salted nuts, more rich fudge flavors, a stale ashiness, and a slightly soapy texture.
This may have spent a bit too long in some tired casks. On the nose and in the mouth, there’s a funky sous Bois element that creeps in.
It won gold at the 2019 International Spirits Challenge and makes a great after-dinner treat.