This is the third and final in a 3 part series tasting my way up the Glenfarclas lineup with the 12 year, 17 year and 21 year. This mini series has been a lot of fun and doing more scotch reviews is building my hype for my trip in May! So let’s see the last one of these Glenfarclas stacks up.
Age: 21 years
Abv: 86 proof
Color: A deep gold
Nose: Strong sherry notes of dark fruit are backed by some floral and oak notes.
Taste: Floral and malt notes through out with oak and dark fruit as well, similarly nice mouthfeel to the 17.
Finish: Medium length with sweet dark fruit and nuts giving way to warm spice.
First off another great single malt from Glenfarclas. I wish I had discovered these guys earlier as a nice change up from Balvenie and Glenfiddich. This had more oak than the younger expressions and was less of a sherry bomb.
Overall I preferred the 17 year from these 3, especially given the price difference. I’ll be reviewing 2 more 21 year Speyside single malts to see how they compare with the Glenfarclas.
8 - an excellent bottle I’ll buy from time to time
Great - A great deal, I’d buy it again