Review #118 | /r/Scotch Review #46 – Glenfarclas 15yr
The Schtick: This is a Europe only release from Glenfarclas, nestled between their 12yr and 17yr core offering.
ABV: 46% ABV
Age: 15 Years
Nose: There is a lot of honey and sherry, there’s figs and strawberries. It’s a syrupy sweet nose and there’s also a brief waft of wine. There’s a tiny bit of that Farclas Funk (band name pending).
Taste: Much lighter than I expected. This is very very reminiscent of the 12 and the extra 3 years in sherry doesn’t seem to have impacted nearly as much as I was inferring it would. It’s a bit hot and the sherry gives way to the heat. There’s some nice leather, clove and spice to balance and some thin strawberry to finish up.
Finish: The finish is medium long but surprisingly hot. For the proof, it’s oddly astringent. There’s some woody spice with more sherry and clove. It’s funky, and much hotter than I expected, which really threw me for a loop.
Overall: I wanted to like this much more than I did in the end. It’s good, and I’m not sure of the price, but I don’t feel like I’m missing out. It’s hot and a little bit all over the place.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect