It is a common misinterpretation that cask strength equals good quality - this NAS Glenfarclas, however, is young, immature and rather aggressive. On the nose, you get subdued fruity sweetness, strawberry jam, candy apple and alcohol. With water, the fruitiness intensifies, featuring pears, burned toffee and hints of vinegar. The taste is peppery, cask-dominated and slightly metallic. Fading quickly, the simple and bittersweet finish confirms that 60% ABV alone are not enough to hide the shortcomings of this affordable but quite disappointing Single Malt.
RATING: 2.9/5.0 stars ≙ 78 pts → AVERAGE [-]