Show rating data charts
Distribution of ratings for this:
The Glenfarclas 10 greets you with light but gradually intensifying oak notes that melt into a much richer suggestion of juicy sultanas, perhaps rounded off by the a faint, sweet liquorice. It's worth investing some time and effort into nosing the glass, as you'll be rewarded with a distinctive orange zest, underlain by a hint of vanilla.
The first contact with the tongue brings back the initial oak scent, but much firmer and stronger than the nose would suggest. The weight of the distillery's large stills and the decade swathed in European oak really make themselves felt, with a muscular wooden body. The finish lingers long, with a doughy quality hiding the faint note of heather. The clear tang of loose-leaf tea puts in an appearance a few seconds later. This is definitely the dram for beside a roaring log fire, or to bring back memories of days hiking in the woods!