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This was definitely a box ticker for me. It is one that I had wanted to try for a really long time. Having tried the 105, 10, 12, 15, 21, 25 and 30 if was always going to be on my hit list.
Nose: Smoky upfront, leather, burnt toffee & liquorice. It smells heavy, dark and rich with damsons and oranges.
Palate: Smoky, spicy, leather, sherry, stewed damsons, oranges, Chistmas fruits, and chocolate.
Finish: Long, dry, sweet, mildly smoky.
This is a great aged expression. First bottled in 2010 it has won it's share of awards and I can see why. For those of you who like myself really enjoy the range of Glenfarclas whisky this is a must try. It is more intense, smoky, leathery and complex than even the 30.
If we are talking money then the price for a 40 yr old makes this a bargain. Being truly honest and taking the romance out of it, the the 15 yr old is overall the one I think represents the best value. The 40 yr old however is a wonderful complex and intriguing bottle so if you get the chance... dont miss it.