Nose of figs, dried cherries, raisins, candied fruits... strong sherry altogether, along with something that I swear is the smell of sweetly-spiced lamb chops. The palate -- yum -- this is just a classic, sherried Speyside. Massively drinkable, it's sherried at a significant level, but not so much as to be obnoxious. Spice cake, ginger, chocolate fudge. Anise on some sips. There's definitely some oak on this, but given the age, it tastes half as oaky as many single malts 10 years its junior. Finish continues the theme at length. There's nothing truly unique or magical going on here, or anything I haven't quite encountered before, it's just a quite exemplary Glenfarclas. A super-solid, extremely well-balanced treat.
N: Dried apricots, cherries, cognac-like rancio notes, figs, raisins, and a whiff of huffing glue. P: Quite fine sherry, purple fruits, trace of mint. Very full bodied at 46%. F: High cacao dark chocolate and quite a bit of wood, but it's well covered.