Had a miniature of this and the 21 year old come free with a bottle of the excellent 15.
Nose. Big sherry and Kola Kubes (a british cola favoured sweet).
Palate. savoury initially with surprisingly white grapes and digestive biscuits, nutty and then raisins and sherry, lots of sherry. Finish is quite short, with surprisngly a little peat.
I expected this to be a one note whisky with that note being Sherry. Whilst it hits the Sherry notes big time it's actually got a bit more going on.
Generally whiskies over 20 years are out of my price range. But Glenfarclas's older bottles are (relatively) reasonably priced and this whilst more than I've paid for a bottle so far I could just about afford if I didn't buy any other bottles for a month or two. So I may see if I can save up for a bottle at Christmas as a present for myself!
Nice review. After a rocky start to my relationship with Glenfarclas, they are becoming one of my favourite distilleries. There’s a real brightness to their spirit that I just love. I’ll have to keep an eye out for this one.
@BlueNote That Kensington bottling would have been more than I ever spent on a bottle, but it was exceptionally priced compared to other 25 YOs. Macallan 25 at 43% goes for $2000, Highland Park 25 at a higher ABV is $880. I think this one was less than the one reviewed here.