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This is a Europe only release from Glenfarclas, nestled between their 12yr and 17yr core offering.
There is a lot of honey and sherry, there's figs and strawberries. Its a syrupy sweet nose and there's also a brief waft of wine. There's a tiny bit of that Farclas Funk (band name pending).
Much lighter than I expected. This is very very reminiscent of the 12 and the extra 3 years in sherry doesn't seem to have impacted nearly as much as I was inferring it would. Its a bit hot and the sherry gives way to the heat. There's some nice leather, clove and spice to balance and some thin strawberry to finish up.
The finish is medium long but surprisingly hot. For the proof, its oddly astringent. There's some woody spice with more sherry and clove. It's funky, and much hotter than I expected, which really threw me for a loop.
I wanted to like this much more than I did in the end. Its good, and I'm not sure of the price, but I don't feel like I'm missing out. Its hot and a little bit all over the place.