Glenfarclas’ stunning 40 year old whisky launched during the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2010. It offers all of the sherried Glenfarclas character and exceptional maturity too.
Nose: Very complex and rich. Calves leather, cedar wood cigar boxes and cocoa kicking things off. Then we’re onto waves of sweet sherry and chocolate orange, marmalade and butterscotch. Hints of molasses develop and just a whisper of pepper.
Palate: About as rich and intense as anything we’ve ever tried from Glenfarclas. The chocolate richness develops in the glass, with notes of chocolate raisins, dates and figs, orange and maraschino cherry. Then spices and thick espresso coffee.
Finish: Sublimely concentrated waves of mochaccino and gingerbread, with deep leathery notes clinging to the end.