Review #664 | /r/Scotch Review #227 – Glenfarclas 9yr 2007 Marriage of Casks, The Whiskey Exchange Exclusive
The Schtick: This is a blend of two sherried Glenfarclas casks that are blended and bottled at cask strength. It is bottled for The Whiskey Exchange.
Bottler: Glenfarclas (for The Whiskey Exchange)
ABV: 51.1% ABV
Age: 9 Years
Additional Info: Blend of Casks #435 and #456
Nose: Grassy and floral, bready and loaded with sweet bakery notes. Sticky, syrupy sherry, stewed fruits and a hint of citrus peel. This is really interesting and super unique. It’s very evidently to be heavily sherried but the grassy floral notes and citrus peel really lend some nice nuance.
Taste: Medium mouth feel with some heat. At first there is some vanilla and a strange, almost corn, note. Weird. And then the dominant sherry really rolls in. Clove, tobacco, stewed fruits, figs and raspberries, and a load of toffee. The palate opens up very nicely with some extra resting time, and is a really cocoa forward sherry bomb.
Finish: Medium length with some heat. Peppery, earthy and loaded with syrupy sherry notes. Figs are back, as are the stone fruits.
Overall: There’s something a little strange in the palate, but not bad strange. Just a hair off. The rest of the dram is a really enjoyable sherry experience though, and was super interesting to try. I’m giving this a Rank 6, which I feel is justified since it seems a little scattered at first, but comes through with a real strong finish.
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