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Glenfarclas 17 Year Old

Herbal and slightly smoky

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@WhiskyNotesReview by @WhiskyNotes

22nd Apr 2011


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Glenfarclas 17 years is not a commonly found expression in the Glenfarclas range. It is bottled in limited quantities and sold primarily in the US and Japan as well as in travel retail. Occasionally you can find it in stores outside these regions as well.

Glenfarclas 17 yo (43%, OB)

Nose: roasted nuts (hazelnuts, almonds) and caramel. A lot of toffee notes. Quite some dates as well. A light hint of eucalyptus and with a heathery / resinous edge. Plenty of fresh herbs like parsley. Beautifully composed. It seems this one is a tad more smokey than other Glenfarclas bottlings as well. Mouth: good attack, again a herbal note up front. Hints of pine needles and resin. Some liquorice. Sherried but malty at the same time. Oak, but not overwhelming. Cloves. Cinnamon sticks. Finish: long, nutty and drying on spices and oak.

One of the more herbal and smokey members of the Glenfarclas range.

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jdcook commented

That's a pretty decent score too! I'll add it to the enormous pile that is my wishlist...

10 years ago 0

Pudge72 commented

@jdcook...this one is going on my growing wishlist as well. I think you and I lead in the 'longest wishlist' contest, sponsored by "My Eyes are Bigger Than My Wallet International Bank". :)

10 years ago 0

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