RRP $174.99. Please note small scuff marks are present on the exterior tube. No bottle damage. Item sold as is. No returns/exchanges due to exterior box damage.
Now in the hands of the sixth generation of the family, the Glenfarclas Distillery remains committed to the vision of creating the best quality single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky, in the traditional Speyside style. The 17 Year Old was originally bottled in limited quantities primarily for the North American, Japanese and Travel Retail markets and we have managed to source a small allocation of this unusually aged Speyside whisky. 100% Oloroso Sherry Cask maturation.
Nose: a significantly different nose to other 17YO from this distillery, more pineapple and custard at play.
Taste: massively salivating with malt concentrate and a non-specific, acidic fruitiness burrowing into the taste buds; a mix of muscovado sugars and ulmo honey deals with the surprisingly confident oak.
Finish: Wonderful cocoa, lightly but significantly oiled. Malt still has the major say even this late on, but it is brittle and bolstered by a little citrus.
Balance: when a malt is this delicate, it is surprising the difference just 3% can make to the oils and keeping the structure together. A dram for those with patient disposition.
Bronze Medal – International Spirits Challenge 2015