Glenfarclas 15 Years Old Limited Edition for The Netherlands 52.1% NV
€ 89,96 (in Vat)
|Serie||Limited Edition for The Netherlands|
|Bottled for||Limited Edition for The Netherlands|
|Distilled date||Not Specified|
|Cask Type||50% refill & 50% 1st fill oloroso sherry cask|
|Condition||No Original Box Included!|
The nose starts slightly feinty, with notes of mold and soil and old wood. Dunnage warehouses, with hints of mushrooms and spices. Old fruit and lots of oak.
On the palate I get dry oak, porous and corky. Like rotting wood, or mulch. There’s notes of fruit with a bitter and spicy hint. Red chili, plum stones and sticky dates.
The finish brings hints of orange, out of the blue. It adds a bit to the bitterness that was already there, because it’s mostly pithy notes.
This is quite an interesting whisky, to be honest. It does feel a bit inconsistent between the nose, palate and finish, but absolutely not bad. I like the dunnage and moldy notes, and wouldn’t have disliked more of that on the palate. I also would have liked for the orange notes to show up earlier.
words of whisky:
Nose: Somewhat grassy but mainly sweet stone fruits (peach and plums) and vibrant orange zest. Finally some rum raisins and figs, with just a touch of sandal wood. Pretty attractive.
Taste: Quite a bit of musty oak and pleasant wood spices—somewhat drying too. The mouthfeel is oily and rich with some nutmeg, leather, tobacco leaves and dates, as well just a touch of burnt toast, black tea and fennel. Even some coffee and mocha.
Finish: Some faint strawberries and black berries. Drying and medium to long.
Not unpleasant and in a way actually quite likeable, but you’d have to enjoy oak-y single malts. It’s not the virgin oak type of sawdust-y influence, but rather dustier and drier. Not usually something I encounter in whiskies as relatively young as this one.
Personally, I like this more than the rating suggests, but because of the overly oaky side, it wouldn’t feel right scoring it much higher. Still available in a number of places.