Glenfarclas 21 Year Old



Rating:

 

★★★★
Score:
 77/100
ABV:
 43%
Region:
 Speyside, Scotland
Body:
 Medium
Intensity:
 Light-medium
Texture:
 Medium
Balance:
 OK
Best served:
 Neat
Theme(s):
 Sweet sherry, bitter wood, wet dough
In a nutshell:
 A flat 21 year old with a strange dough note
Likes:
 –
Dislikes:
 Flat, odd notes
Price:
 $140

The Glenfarclas 21 Year Old follows reviews of the Glenfarclas 8 Year Old, 12 Year Old and 15 Year Old.This whisky, in my blind tasting of it, had the aroma of wet dough on the nose and it tasted flat and quite sweet on the palate. I much preferred the 15 year old and 25 year old Glenfarclas expressions. 

Nose 
The nose releases a musty smell, in which the bitter oak unfortunately strangles the sweetness of the sherry somewhat as a strange dough like smell detracts from the experience. It is somewhat boring to be honest, with notes I do not much like.
Taste 
On the palate bitter wood roughly floods the palate, drowning out other flavours; though that sweet sherry comes in at the end. There is some earthiness and herbs, but these flavours are very weak.
Finish 
The finish on this whisky lasts for a little while, but then fizzles.
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