"Nose": Sweet sherry, warm morning berry tarts, roses and peat smoke. Well done! "Palate": Herbal, mineral like notes introduce some impressive austerity in spite of being at the same time a big sherry malt. Great oak notes too! "Finish": A pleasant zing of oak, pencil shavings, red currants and orange rind. Hmmm! I love this finish! The flavors really hang for a long time. And then there is smoke . . .
- Jason's Scotch Whisky Reviews, 23rd Jun '12
This is an excellent dram and I love the sherry influence but the finish is a bit oaky and spicy for my taste. It wasn't as sweet as I had expected. In the Glenfarclas line I like the 17 and the 21 year olds. This 17 year old isn't quite up to The Balvenie 17 year old Sherry Oak because I prefer the sweetness of The Balvenie. Again, this is a great Whisky from Glenfarclas.
- anonymous, 15th Sep '11
Real sherry monster! It is so sweet with hints of vanilla, caramel, even toffee and domination of dried fruits. I love it more than any other Glenfarclas, besides 40 years old one :)
- Povilas, 1st Apr '11
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