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Glenfarclas 25 Year Old

KWM 2020 Whisky Advent Calendar - Day 13

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@talexanderReview by @talexander

13th Dec 2020


Glenfarclas 25 Year Old
  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
  • Overall

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I was delighted to find a 25-year-old single malt today, from Glenfarclas - of course, fully matured in oloroso.

The colour is a medium amber. On the nose we have rich sherry notes: roasted pecans, rum-raisin, black cherry, toasted coconut and honey. Some vanilla. Nutmeg. Peach and apricot. A hint of mint chocolate. Water dilutes things, so don't bother. Rich and fruity,

The palate is roasted nuts, toffee, light maple and coconut cream. A bit of ginger. Exquisite mouthfeel. Some green apple and even plum. The fruit and oak never stop - I love how the sherry is never overwhelming, even after twenty-five years - but I think there's a wee bit of sulphur back there.

The finish is oak, pepper, more nutmeg, cinnamon and chestnut. This is a beautiful dram, but I remember from a Glenfarclas tasting I was at in Scotland some years ago, preferring the 15 Year Old. In any event, the 25 Year Old is a beautiful interplay of fruit and oak.

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