Glenfarclas 1965 Scott's Selection
Added on Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 11:11 PM
  Bottler: Scott's Selection
  Age: 40 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 48.50 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $400 Availability: Wide
1965/2005
Member Ratings and Notes
Andy
 

Nose: Sweet Molassas, nice.

Palate: Ok here I have a problem.  40ys... awesome.  Farclas... awesome... 40 years of delicious sherry powered mouth fuel... nowhere to be seen.  I own another bottle and I love farclas, I REALLY want to enjoy this but it just isn't happening  The oak seems to have rotted in this one.  Maybe they left it in too long.  I get a lot of toffee and then a quick burnout in the finish.  Nice body though.

 

What do you call an expensive mediocre scotch?

 

They call him Flipper, Flipper, faster than lightning,
No one you see, is smarter than he,
And we know Flipper, lives in a world full of wonder,
Flying there under, under the sea!

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UPDATE 1/24/11:

Okay, I didn't flip the bottle.  It shall be shared with friends.  Granted this is a new bottle, but I think I think it's a B+ this time.  Didn't get the rot this time.

 
Chris
 
N: Very far from a typical Farclas sherry nose, but quite delicious smelling, fruity, resinous, and oaky with a eucalyptus nostril attack.
P: Thick and oily, the palate is dominated by heavy oak spice.
F: Long on spice which fades into something vaguely fruity and waxy, like Starburst candy.
I actually dig this a lot, it's a lot of wood, and some may not like that, but I do. 
Fuji
 

N: honeysuckle sherry, light peanut oils, and a hint of cloves… very balanced and not overpowering        
P: sherried honey sweetness with some red apples, not as full bodied as expected with a 40        
F: sticky citrus finish with fudge and a bit of salt and a bitter aftertaste 

 

B/B+

 
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