This is the second in a 3 part series tasting my way up the Glenfarclas lineup with the 12 year, 17 year and 21 year.
Age: 17 years
Abv: 86 proof
Color: A light, pale gold
Cask Type: 100% Oloroso sherry casks
Nose: Gentle and sweet nose with honey, dark fruit, malt and oak notes
Taste: More of the same notes from the notes with strong sherry notes and a surprisingly viscous mouthfeel for the proof.
Finish: Medium length finish with sweet honey and oak fading to warm spice notes.
This is another great whiskey from Glenfarclas with strong sherry notes and softer edges than the 12 year. The oak notes are more developed throughout bringing in another dimension and bringing it up a notch. Glenfiddich takes the belt back at this price range though the outstanding Glenfiddich 18. All in all another great sherried single malt from Glenfarclas.
7 - a great whiskey I’d order at a bar
Fair - Worth the money, happy with my purchase