Sweet rich enveloping sherry with spiced wood, prunes, chocolate, licorice, ripe fruits and raisins with a long light citrus finish. The sherry on this is tangy and nutty. A lot of citrus here by way of tangerines, oranges, and lemon. Smells of dried lemon peel. Candied apples, powdered sugar and ludens cough drops add sweetness. A bit of menthol on the finish as well.
n: Lightly toasted, buttered wheat bread and light strawberry/rhubarb jam. Mouth watering and savoury with a caramel tone.
t: Burnt butter and light red dried fruits. Fades to dark chocolate and waxed cherries. Heavy, oily mouthfeel and beautifully dense. Very sophisticated and a little different from typical Glenfarclas. The finish lasts until the next day, a very memorable whisky.
Antique and soft, the quality of the distillate is apparent here and the old school alchemy shines in this bottle.
An incredible Glenfarclas, I am amazed that they managed to finish above 60ABV after being in the barrel for such a long time - an epic whisky.