Glenfarclas 40yo: I Want One!
Oh my god! Even a week after finishing this sample, I still can’t get it out of my head. What an exceptional whisky! The cool thing is that I also tasted this whisky about six months ago. But this time I tasted it blind, and was as blown away by it as I was the first time. That is a true testament to the quality of this whisky. What exactly am I talking about? The official bottling of Glenfarclas 40 years old.
I’m afraid they won’t do the whisky justice, but here are my tasting notes anyway.
Glenfarclas 40yo (OB, 46%, +/- 2012)
Nose: Super glue, mandarine, sultanas, raisins, caramel and barley. It just goes on foreve!. I think I nosed it for about an hour before I finally dared to sip.
Taste: A bit dry and woody, but exactly at the right level. It is spicy and fruity at the same time, with a pleasant bitterness and some pineapple.
Finish: Coffee, pure chocolate and lighter aromas such as apple and ripe banana. It ends with a surprising cigar tobacco flavour.
The Glenfarclas 40yo is phenomenal. And great value for money as well. It can be bought 250/300 euros. Yes, that’s a lot of money, but relatively cheap for a 40yo OB. I think I might just have to get a bottle myself.
Thanks to Yapi for the sample.
Thijs is a spirits writer and accredited liquorist from The Netherlands. He runs the blog Words of Whisky and contributes to a number of Dutch and international publications.