Nose: Thick, resinous and richly scented with a drift of smoke overlaid by a beautiful perfume. Water pulls out a silky soft note with grilled nut, fig jam and with time honey. Layered and complex.
Palate: Sweet start. Light, tea-like tannins, hard toffee, chestnut, ginger spiciness. Silky feel.
Finish: Embers, oak, Dundee cake. Very long. Becomes a little tight with time.
Comment: A fantastic dram. Overlook this at your peril. 9/10
[These tasting notes are reproduced from Whisky Magazine]
Nose: Very complex and nicely balanced, with notes of burnished leather, roasted nuts, fruit cake, toffee apples, sultana, damp peat, and sappy oak.
Taste: A very soothing whisky, with the depth and maturity desired in a whisky 50 years old.
Comments: The oldest whisky ever bottled by Glenfarclas. Fortunately, Glenfarclas’s spirit ages gracefully.