Glenfarclas 17yr Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Glenfarclas 17yr

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  • Distiller:

    Glenfarclas

  • Bottler:

    Glenfarclas

  • ABV:

    43%

  • Age:

    17 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: The palate is broad and balanced, with real sweetness and a tongue-coating quality which softens to dried fruit, earthy density, with a whiff of smoke. Redolent with the aroma of a dunnage warehouse. A class act.
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The feel in your mouth is Rubenesque and satisfying with a finish of more baking spices and bitter orange zest.
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  • Raided Score: 81
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: A very fine Glenfarclas, I think, but of course the distillery have many more complex expressions.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: Stronger sherry notes build with time in glass; the finish finds this in relative balance with the barley character.
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  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: Wine Enthusiast
  • Excerpt: Look for a warm, toasted-brioche aroma and pronounced flavors of vanilla, oak, dried figs, clove and allspice.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: It really goes to show the complexity that refill sherry can introduce to a dram.
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  • Intro:

    This is a 17yr expression from Glenfarclas' core line of age stated products.

  • 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 its 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.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
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