Review #94 | /r/Scotch Review #35 – Glenfarclas 17
The Schtick: This is a 17yr expression from Glenfarclas’ core line of age stated products.
ABV: 43% ABV
Age: 17 Years
Maturation: re-fill sherry
Mashbill: Single Malt (Barley)
Source: Bottle, Purchased
Nose:Sugary sherry, light fruit and sherry spice notes. There’s a little vanilla and cream. Oddly reminiscent of the 12.
Taste: Light, complex sherry fruits, some syrupy sugar and figs and plums. Mild spice.
Finish: Medium. Nothing spectacular here but it’s still delicious. Lots of sweet sherry and a mild bit of zip and spice.
Overall: Compared to the 12, this is much better but not a knock out of the park like I was expecting. I like it though, and Glenfarclas fails to disappoint again. It really goes to show the complexity that refill sherry can introduce to a dram.
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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