Review #672 – Glenfarclas 15yr Cask Strength, The Whiskey Exchange Exclusive

Review #672 | /r/Scotch Review #231 – Glenfarclas 15yr Cask Strength, The Whiskey Exchange Exlusive

The Schtick: This is a 15 year cask strength release from Glenfarclas. It is from a cask selected by the Whiskey Exchange. It is 103 proof “In the old money”.

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Distiller: Glenfarclas

Bottler: Glenfarclas (for The Whiskey Exchange)

ABV: 58.6% ABV

Age: 15 Years

Source: Sample

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Nose: Vanilla, melon, apple, buttercream, butter scotch, ethanol. This definitely refill sherry, many time refilled and boasts a lot of sweet, fruity undertones.

Taste: Thick , hot. vanilla, caramel, toffee, floral fruits, apples and pears, mild sherry. There’s a bit more fruity sweetness here and a little more sherry character but the heat is undeniable and a little overbearing.

Finish: Long, some heat, vanilla, sulfur, apples and pears. There’s some roughness here and a bit of sulfur undertone that wasn’t apparent in the palate. It isn’t super noteworthy, but all the same, it’s there.

Overall: I liked this expression but found it a bit hot and unbalanced. I can only dream of what this would be like after another 5-8 years in the cask, but I bet it would smooth out some of the rough edges here.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6

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