Colour: Rich dark mysterious Gold
Nose: Antiqueleather, walnuts and chocolate covered raisins.
Flavour: A sweet initial taste, orange segments, chocolate. Then a lovely flavour of burnt brown sugar.
Finish: The dry finish oozes big tannins and more rich dark cocoa beans. Let the whisky breathe a little or add a drop or two of water to fully open up the dram.
Malt Advocate 95 points - Glenfarclas has a proven track record for aging very well. I’ve enjoyed some amazing 25 and 30 year old expressions, in addition to some older vintage offerings. Does this new 40 year old follow suit? Absolutely! It’s complex and well-rounded, with great depth and no excessive oak. Lush, candied citrus (especially orange), old pot still rum, maple syrup, fig, roasted nuts, and polished leather, with hints of mocha, candied ginger, and tobacco. A bit oily in texture (which I find soothing) with good tannic grip on the finish. A classic, well-matured Glenfarclas - and a very good value for its age. (Editor’s Choice)
(Fall 2010) Reviewed by: John Hansell
Glenfarclas 40 year old whisky has launched during the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival. It offers all of the sherried Glenfarclas character and exceptional maturity too, having been distilled in the 1960s.