Glenfarclas 40-year-old

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Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
40 years old
46.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
15 nov 2011 2:14 pm
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Average value

€ 854.36

Whisky reviews for Glenfarclas 40-year-old

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.31 points.

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  1. Macheye scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Glenfarclas 40 year old is quite simply superb and joins the ranks of the very best whiskies I’ve had the pleasure of trying. The combination of venerable sherry and spicy oak flavours marries perfectly into the fruitier notes for something which is stunningly balanced and yet still extremely vibrant. There's barely a misstep here at all.
    • Nose
      Furniture polish on antique leather covered furniture. My this doesn’t hold back on displaying its age. Old woods and lacquers are immediate, as are the aromas of dark chocolate and espresso coffee. There’s a menagerie of fruits – dried berries, raisins, currants, sultanas, prunes and a wide spread of marmalades and preserves. A light herbalness travels throughout the nose conjuring up both pine and tree saps along with a delicate touch of rancio. Stunning. 
    • Taste
      A superlative arrival delivering excellent mouth-feel and immediacy of flavour. Wood spice is right at the fore now – pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, along with some real nuttiness from hazelnut. Aged flavours of polish, cracked leather and smouldering tobacco are still present giving away once again the providence of this whisky. Fruits are still dried, stewed and jammed, and are joined by a touch of balsamic vinegar and bitterness of oak. As it travels from the arrival through the front, mid and back palate, the whisky becomes steadily drying in a totally progressive manner.
    • Finish
      Long, lingering and emphasising both spice and rich chocolate.

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