Glenfarclas 40 Year Old

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Glenfarclas 40 Year Old
70cl / 46%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
A remarkably well-priced addition to the Glenfarclas range, this 40yo has been simply-packaged in line with the rest of the standard bottlings from the distillery, and has been bottled at the perfect drinking strength of 46%. A 40yo sherried Speyside designed for drinking rather than sitting on a mantlepiece or in a display cabinet - bravo. Awarded a very well-merited Gold Medal at the Malt Maniacs Awards 2010.
£360.00
(£300.00 ex. VAT)
Despatched within 3-7 working days
Customer rating (2 reviews)
Tasting Notes:
Tasting notes by Whiskyfun (Serge Valentin)

This is the rather fairly priced (when compared to other 40yo officials by other distillers) new wonder!

Colour: dark amber with red hues.

Nose: ultra-typical old sherried Glenfarclas, full of chocolate, raisins, prunes and then touches of mint, liquorice and varnish/pine resin. Also hints of blackcurrant buds, blackberry jam and finally a little coffee, smoked ham and toasted bread. Also a little walnut stain and maybe poppy seeds. In short, a classic.

Mouth: excellent attack, with a flavourful oakiness (black pepper sauce alike) and various liqueur-filled chocolates. Chocolate-covered prunes. Goes on with fresh and clean notes of blood oranges, raspberry liqueur and just a few herbal notes that may hint at well-aged chartreuse. Hints of cough syrup.

Finish: long, more on fruit skins and jams. Very pleasant fruity and resinous bitterness. Faint tannicity and liquorice in the aftertaste.

Comments: I think it’s a good example of an old malt where an obvious oakiness brings more substance and complexity. Very well composed and worth its fair price, no doubt about that. SGP:562 - 91 points.

Customer Reviews:(2 reviews)
Had a chance to have this recently and it's beyond beautiful. Never mind that it's 40 years - if you had it blind, it's simply a gorgeous drink. It's becoming increasingly rare which is a terrible shame.
- stef, 28th June
Very, very well balanced for such an old whisky with a thick resinous mouthfeel. Fabulous stuff from one of my favourite distilleries. If you ask me this is leagues better than the Glenfarclas 40 Millenium (which I tasted this against and costs about 4 times as much!)
- MrClaw, 2nd Nov '10
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