Nose: Caramel and raisins through the middle, with orange pith, the beginnings of old rancio, and forest aromas of bark, earth and damp leaves.
Palate: Thick and sweet, with less complexity than the nose, zeroing in on brown sugar, stewed orange segments and lightly spiced syrup. A drop of water opened out the body a bit, softening the syrup hit and bringing out more fruit, with apples, apricots and blackcurrant leaves, as well as a bit more crunchy caramel sweetness.
Finish: Lingering spice and a soft citrus tang.
Colour: Dark amber-gold.
Nose: Intense, full of aromas – sherried fruit, tropical fruit, nutmeg and almonds with slight citrus notes at the end, all held together with a vanilla sweet smokiness
Flavour: Full bodied rich and rounded develops slowly into fruity, smoky and spicy flavours.
Finish: Long-lasting, smooth a smoky with a chocolate feel at the back of your throat.
Comment: An incredibly rounded whisky that leaves you refreshed and contented. A whisky that always deserves a second glass. My personal favourite.
Customer Reviews:(7 reviews)
Powerfully minty! menthol cigarette taste (but in a good way). Some medical bandages too.
Huge sherry! Da bomb! Oak abounds too. Salty milk chocolate.
Mint leaves, peppercorns, basil, lemon and pistachio flourish.
- Jason's Scotch Whisky Reviews, 2nd Jul '12
A very tempting nose with fruit, soft vanilla and parfume like rose leaf. A bit one sided palate, not much complexity to me. The finish is short, but pleasant. I think 15 yo Glenfarclas is much better than 21 yo. The older isn't always or even most of the time the better.
- Mikko, 11th May '12
Sampled in a large cognac glass with a tiny splash of water. Nose: big, sherry, ginger, spice, Scottish tablet, vanilla. Taste: dark chocolate, digestive biscuits, nutty, toffee, with a smooth burst of flavours. Finish: Long, persistent, pleasing with good finesse. A classy dram for a good price.
- The Flying Scotsman, 22nd Nov '11
Nose: Lots of nose, oak and harsh wood. Of course vanilla, nuts and sherry.Taste: Again, harsh, wood, strong and bold. Bubbly and lovelySummary: Lots of character, peppery, very nice balance. Light and a feeling of summer. Smooth and complex. Not that much sherry as hoped but still a great whisky.
- Jens, www.chwisgi.com, 17th Apr '11
I had a shot of this this in a bar and was very impressed. In Canada I have to pay $125 for a bottle, so they corrected the price upwards :), but i'll still make it my next bottle. You guys, enjoy this bargain!
- Tudval, 9th Sep '10
This is my absolute FAVORITE whiskey, by far. Amazing finish.
- anonymous, 14th Dec '09
Very nice dram worth more than it costs in my opinion. The nose is dying good!
- anonymous, 10th Jul '09
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