Glenfarclas 43 Year Old Cognac Cask70cl / 40.7%
- Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
Glenfarclas are perhaps best known for their heavily sherried bottlings. This time, however, we have been graced with something quite special... a 43 year old Glenfarclas matured in Cognac casks. As far as we know, there have been only a small handful of whiskies matured in Cognac casks (and from what we have been hearing, this one is absolutely gorgeous).
Glenfarclas 43 Year Old Cognac Cask Reviews
Tasting Notes by Dave Broom for Whisky Magazine
Very perfumed with an almost vinous quality to the nose. Blackberries, perfumed candles mixed with honeysuckle, ginseng, tamarind and a dunnage-like earthiness.
More wood apparent but only to add to the weird exoticism. Rancio galore. Plenty of musk and a pleasing bitterness - powdered clove, star anise and hints of vintage rhum agricole.
Spiced and long.
For me best neat. A must-have.
Tasting Notes by Martine Nouet for Whisky Magazine
Intense, elegant, complex. Fruit and oak are intertwined in a luscious fragrant bouquet. Peaches stewed in honey. Dates and dried apricot. Sandalwood. Touch of incense. Walnut.
Silky, caressing. Again, a perfect integration of oak and fruit. So complex. Dried fruit like Dundee cake.
Lingering, elegantly nutty.
Incredibly "alive" for a 43 Years Old whisky. Absolutely wonderful. Fully matured or just finished in a cognc cask? Whatever, it worked superbly.