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!
I have had a taste of this one and a taste of a cask strength version done especially for the 25th anniversary of a Canadian retailer. The 43% version is excellent; the cask strength version is otherworldly. Nice review, thanks.
@Wierdo - Did you ever have the 21 year old? If so, what did you think of it?
I ask as I may be tempted to get another bottle of the 15 at xmas but if it's worth the extra for the 21 or 25 then i could be swayed. I also see TWE do a 15 but bottled at 103 proof . . . strewth, as they say dayn unda (well on TV in the 90s anyway )