Glenfarclas 40 Year Old70cl / 46%
- Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
- Black Pepper
- Milk Chocolate
Glenfarclas 40 Year Old Reviews
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.
4 Customer Reviews
Fantastic 40 yo whisky, probably one of the best and most affordable. But recently the prices have been rising. So get some whilst it is still affordable.
Great dram! Great price
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.
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!)