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Glenfarclas 17yr Netherlands Exclusive 2004

  • Distiller:

    Glenfarclas

  • Bottler:

    Glenfarclas

  • ABV:

    53.5%

  • Age:

    17 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Intro:

    Distilled and bottled by Glenfarclas, this 17yr release was distilled in 2004 and matured exclusively in sherry casks. Selected for the Netherlands market, it clocks in at 53.5% ABV and looks to be quite a treat. Let's dive in.

  • Nose:

    Stewed fruits, straw, honey, sour apple and a touch of fig. It's interesting in that it is malty, sweet, a touch tart, full of nutty sherry and also displays quite a bit of malt on the nose.

  • Taste:

    Medium mouthfeel on the palate. It's nutty and grassy, lots of caramel, peanut, stewed fruits, a touch of apples and pears and some interesting straw notes. I don't often get grassy notes from Scotch but that paired with the malt here is interesting.

  • Finish:

    Long finish, a touch ashy and mineral forward, nicely combining apples, honey, pears and more caramel notes.

  • Overall:

    Interesting, unique certainly, but a miss for me in terms of the great heights that well aged Glenfarclas can accomplish.

  • Score:

    5

  • By t8ke
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