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Glenfarclas 10 Year Old

Another hit from 'farclas

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@casualtortureReview by @casualtorture

25th Nov 2017

1

  • Nose
    22
  • Taste
    24
  • Finish
    21
  • Balance
    22
  • Overall
    89

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Before I begin, let me say that taste is subjective, and be it known that I am a big fan of Glenfarclas and their house style. I enjoy the 12, and the 15 is glorious. The 105 is good but I prefer the Abunadh. So let's give the 10 a go.

Nose: Plenty of sherry. Green grapes, plums, fresh lettuce. Christmas cake, cinnamon, cherries, vanilla extract. Marzipan. Shows it's youth but not bitey.

Palate: Very similar to the 12yo. Baked fruits, candied cherries, christmas cake, marzipan. Truckloads of marzipan. Milk chocolate. Raisins. Again, shows its youth on the palate as this does have more younger oomph than the 12 as far as light, delicate sherried whisky goes.

Finish: Shorter finish than the 12 and much shorter than the 15yo. ( I feel like i need to add a title of reverence when mentioning the 15yo. How about his grace and majesty, the Glenfarclas 15yo?) Anyway...short, drying finish with plenty of sherry, raisins, grapes and marzipan.

Overall: So call me crazy, but I enjoy this one better than the 12yo. The 12 is smoother but lacks the bite of it's younger brother. I think that little bit of bite adds a balance that is lacking in the 12yo and keeps this one from being so 1 dimensional. This is a dang fine whisky and pairs wonderfully with some cherry stollen! I'll be enjoying 'farclas all winter. Slainté!

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16 comments

@BlueNote
BlueNote commented

Wow @casualtorture You are definitely an outlier on this one. Very few reviews have this over 80. But, as you say, taste is subjective and you know what you like. I have not tried it so can't give an opinion.

about one year ago 0

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge commented

@casualtorture, I too enjoy G'farclas. The 15 YO and 17 YO are also a study in contrast.

about one year ago 0

@casualtorture
casualtorture commented

@BlueNote I knew I would probably be an outlier. There is something I really like about Glenfarclas and their style.

about one year ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

@casualtorture better to be an outlier than to be an outright liar...

about one year ago 1Who liked this?

@BlueNote
BlueNote commented

@Nozinan Remember we are discussing whisky here, not politics. wink

about one year ago 0

@BlueNote
BlueNote commented

@Nozinan Yes, I like whisky. What does the name Morneau bring to mind?

about one year ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

@BlueNote It reminds me of a fall evening in 2015 when I stood between him and Joe Oliver and completely outshone them in a debate......

Though I was too busy then, I would probably enjoy sitting down with a dram of something nice (and Canadian) and watching the youtube video...

I have to say that for all the controversy, my interactions with Bill were very pleasant. He was exceptionally polite, and every time he disagreed with me he would apologize. Very Canadian. No so our other colleague on the stage.

about one year ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

@casualtorture If you mean that for real, and no PUN intended, then I wish you'd move to Toronto. I am in a group that desperately needs new members with interest in public speaking and debate.

about one year ago 0

@BlueNote
BlueNote commented

@Nozinan It's entirely possible to lie politely.

about one year ago 0

@BlueNote
BlueNote commented

@Nozinan If you have a lot of debaters do you have mass-debaters?

about one year ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

@BlueNote True, and I think we see that in politics AND whisky (marketing?).

Interestingly, one of my patients told me the reason I lost the election is because I don't lie (I tend to tell my patients the truth...). For the same reason I probably could not be a Diageo ambassador...

about one year ago 2Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge commented

@Nozinan _ I'm sure @BlueNote would agree _ for that you would need to be a cunning linguist.

about one year ago 1Who liked this?

@casualtorture
casualtorture commented

I'm fairly good at and enjoy public speaking. Was always my forté in school.

about one year ago 0

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