...and guess what, it is!!! This is most probably the best deal of the year with 66 bucks for a delicate and flawless sherry-matured Glenfarclas that is both interesting to explore and dangerously quaffable. I ordered some more bottles to stock them (for the time when the bad vintages of the whisky boom time production years are released)...
The colour is amber and the nose offers a fine sherry profile that combines both old school and modern characteristics. It is nicely balanced between the sherry and the malty aromas without any off-note (despite a huge batch of 6.000 bottles there is not the slightest trace of sulphur what is a great achievement these days, compliments to the Glenfarclas cask management for that!).
The taste is quite complex on a lot of different impressions from both the sherry cask and the fine Glenfarclas spirit maturation. It is nicely chewable and releases more flavours that way with many delicate fruits, different chocolates, nuts, toffee and spices. All very balanced and perfectly integrated and … extremely quaffable. No flaw that I can find other that the glass empties too fast... Water is not needed as it just flattens the dram,
The mouthfeel is warming and coating with a minor drying-astringent feeling (that is not distracting). The finish is long and adds an interesting espresso flavour that was not in the taste. It perfectly fits to the chocolatey aromas! No distracting drying or astringent moments here, just a minor bitter note at the very end from the woods (as if the dram will say "have one more to get rid of this")...