This is one whisky I just had to try. It’s just iconic in my eyes, a fantastic whisky that is very well priced. When talking of Glenfarclas you instantly think of sherried whisky, you know what your going to get but believe me when I say you get so much more with the 40yo. Glenfarclas ages so extremely well in these sherry casks. If you get the chance to try it do not hesitate…
The Glenfarclas 40yo is bottled at 46% and is now selling around the £475-500 mark.
Nose.. It’s instantly intense, extremely complex. Well what do you expect after 40 years.. I don’t know where to start, it’s full on dried fruits, old leather, orange marmalade, molasses, spices, soft smoke… I think this is what heaven will smell like, fantastic, perfect, I could keep going but I’m sure you get the picture.
Palate.. O wow… Words can’t do it justice. It’s fantastically rich, dark chocolate comes to the front with dates, figs, orange marmalade, espresso coffee, subtle oaky notes, flavours I just can’t describe.
Finish… Please don’t. It’s full on and long, perfect.
Thoughts.. This whisky will take you on so many journeys, every time you go back to your glass you go somewhere different, shut your eyes and believe me your in a different world. Can a whisky get any better, I think not.
I feel so very privileged to have tasted this. It’s hard to describe just how good I found this.. I hope you get the chance to try it for yourself..