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Glenfarclas 40 Year Old

The Fab 40

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@VolksReview by @Volks

30th Jun 2013


  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
  • Overall

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Another one for the wishlist, while Farclas is superbly priced, i dont think (as a student) ill be affording it for a while. O well, its motivation i suppose

  • Nose: a very dense liquid, not easy to pick things out at first, needs some time in the glass, old leather armchairs, walnuts, plenty of wood and chocolate raisins, some coffee burnt sugar and maybe lychee? (never said that before). With Water livens things up, gives the dram some energy in the glass, some fresh fruit and vanilla come through and a little bit of toasty-ness.

  • Pallet: leather, old stuff, tannins, oranges in burnt overdone caramel, very rich and meaty, lots of dark chocolate. With Water all the neat pallet is there but now a little more leather and some espresso coffee coming through, as with the nose there is nice vanilla influence on the pallet.

  • Finish: goes a little bit smoky, then caramel pops back and even a tiny bit of fresh Nashi pears, then smoke again, a loooooong finish. With Water bit toastier, bit smokier, bit dryer.

  • Mark – neat 8.8, with water – 9.4

Unsurprisingly this whisky needs time, so for any luck bugger out there who gets to drink it, i recommend pouring a dram of this and a dram of something else. Take your time over dram 1 and by the time you have finished the 40 will be ready.

Surprisingly this whisky did need water, and a reasonable amount, i added 1 and a half teaspoons, but it responds brilliantly. Beautiful.

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Rigmorole commented

Where did you taste it?

9 years ago 0

Rigmorole commented

for a "student" you sure get around, Volks

9 years ago 0

Volks commented

@rigmorole i do indeed.

my local the Oak Barrel in sydney has monthly tasings. As luck might have it two tastings had to occur in consecutive nights (Farclas and Benromach), how unfortunate!!!

9 years ago 0

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