I was browsing the shop the other day with the intent of getting a bottle of the very enjoyable Glenfarclas 12. The farclas was $71 and I saw this Lasanta for $55 so I made a financial decision and picked this one up instead. Plus this is a new one for me. Bottle has been opened about a week and is 90% full.
Nose: Sweet red wine and plums. Pretty typical sherried whisky. Brown sugar cake. Gingerbread. Pretty sweet. Rasberries. Very enjoyable fruity nose as is the case with most sherried whisky.
Palate: Very clean, typical sherried flavors. Plums definitely stand out the most. There is a slight bitterness as well but it is useful to balance out some of the sweet plum juice.
Finish: Fairly short. Plum juice, vanilla and dark cherries remain to finish things off.
Overall: Pretty standard, clean sherried whisky. No complaints, nothing spectacular but it is good. Looking forward to enjoying this bottle and seeing how it evolves with time.
Air should help with your Glenfarclas 12 yo, but it might take a lot of it, like years worth. I was not too taken with my one bottle of Glenfarclas 12 yo either, though just about when I finished it off, 4 years later, I liked it a little better. No, Glenfarclas 12 yo is not like the 15 yo. Truly, it is difficult to understand why Glenfarclas 15 yo is usually SO much better than any of their other offerings up to at least the 25 yo (for me the 40 yo).
Would I buy Glenfarclas 12 yo again? I have not, so far, despite it being on sale for about $ 41, incl tax. Would I? Maybe, but there is no urgency.
@Mancub Looks like I may need to begin providing a public service from Calgary. Or, the Toronto (and Sudbury and Greater Barrie area) Connosrs should just meet frequently and drink from the same bottle...