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Monday, March 8, 2010
Glenfarclas does not impress
The 21yr old Glenfarclas is not a bad dram, it just suffers from being the same price of much more interesting drams (like the Strathisla below). While it is a relatively well balanced sherried speysider, it suffers from a dull sour note in the palate. It improves with a drop or three of water. Michael Jackson once wrote of it:
Sherryish, nutty aromas predominate. Then malt (slightly buttery), and peat. Each seems to manifest itself as a separate hit. Palate
Lively expression of classic Speyside flavours: sherry, malt and slight smokiness. Finish
Lightly peaty. Appetising. Comment
A straightforward Speyside classic. Also big enough to benefit from considerable age.