Glenfarclas 21 year old SMSW 43%.
30ml sample at home May 2022.
A nice natural-looking yellow.
Aroma is pear, green apple, some lemongrass and pale biscuits. Refill casks, a bit ‘furry’ and musty. A fight between the fresh fruity vibes and the musty clay-like ones.
Body is moderately oily.
Taste is salty on impact, some russet apple peel and pear peel, salted crackers, becoming bitter and astringent, mixed pepper and chilli. Can’t detect any European oak character here at all.
Not the experience I feel like I’ve had in the past with Glenfarclas 21 (either may palate has changed or there's batch variation). It’s fine but the cask quality just doesn’t seem to be where you’d expect it to be. Nevertheless I’m one of those weirdos who can enjoy a bitter musty refill cask vibe so I still find this enjoyable enough. 3.475/83