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Glenfarclas 15 Year Old


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@tjbReview by @tjb

10th Mar 2013


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What a cracker! In my review of the Glenfarclas 10 year old I mentioned how the distillery is a family business that is currently in the hands of the 6th successive generation. When drinking this I really don't mind where it comes from because this bottle stands out on it own. It is a wonderful sherried whisky which oozes class and competence.

In the glass you see a golden amber liquid. On the nose you start with Sherry, salt, dark fruits including dates and raisins followed with a twist of orange peel.

This is one of the best sherried whiskies that I have tried. It is smooth, rich and well rounded.

The finish is long with sweet sherry, dried fruits and a mild spice. I have seen the description of Christmas cake used for this bottle and I can't disagree. It's a real gem and one to be savoured. This may well become a regular in my cabinet.

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Rigmorole commented

Words cannot express how pissed I am that I cannot buy the Farc 15 in Oregon and I cannot have it shipped from Scotland to Oregon. Thank you OLCC. Eat my shorts.

10 years ago 0

Rigmorole commented

In all fairness, I should mention that the OLCC in Oregon does provide some distinct advantages to whisky connosrs here: the online database allows Oregonians to track bottles within the state to a remarkable degree. It also keeps down the prices on some rare bottles, such as Pappy van Winkles. I probably would never have been able to acquire a bottle of the Pappy 20 Year in a non-regulated state. It would have been far too expensive for my budget, and too hard to find. Because of the OLCC's standardized pricing index, I was able to buy a bottle for a very reasonable price (after waiting in line for two hours at the liquor store). When Washington State was deregulated, most of the gourmet bottles became very hard to find and much more expensive, from what I hear.

The comment above merely reflects my frustration at not being able to order samples from top notch companies such as Malt Masters. I would dearly love to be able to buy samples before investing in bottles. Plus, I can't order any bottles from anywhere. All I can do is try to place special orders through liquor stores and this rarely ever works.

I've clicked on Malt Masters a few times, just to drool over the selection and inexpensive shipping prices. Folks in the UK have it really good when it comes to single malts. That's for sure.

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