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I had the 40 as part of a comprehensive tasting of the aged offering of this delightful distillery. In the tasting we had the 8-10-12-15-21-25-30-40, as well as the 105. I found the 8-12-21-30-40 to be of similar character, while on one end of the range the 8 is spunky and fresh, on the other end the 40 is rich, smooth and settled. It is a wonderful whisky, to be savored. Nose: The typical Glenfarclas floral, with some added depth, so the obvious sherry with malt, leather, orange and hints of coffee and tobacco. Palate: Slightly oily, caressing, very sweet and smooth. The higher alcohol doesn't assault tongue even when kept in mouth for a long tasting. Finish: Soft linger, some leather and coffee. If pressed, I'd say that the 21 and the 40 are very similar. While the 40 has a depth of residual flavors the 21 lacks, they are more similar than dissimilar, although the 21 would get a lower score by a few points.