Glenfarclas 15 Years sits in the middle of the core range: it has the dark glass of the upper range but of course they have quite a few expressions above it. Matured in sherry casks – of course. Quite a light colour though for a Glenfarclas.
Glenfarclas 15 yo (46%, OB +/- 2018)
Nose: nice, quite an enticing nose. It’s got a brightness to it (orange juice, fresh ginger, something heathery), then more butterscotch, red apples and raisins. Yellow plums. Subtle vanilla cake and cinnamon. Nice, and no traces of sulphur that seem to be mentioned in a few other reviews.
Mouth: very malty now, on oranges and stewed fruits with a remarkable minty side. Mild baking spices, good sherry sweetness (raisins). Walnuts. Light hints of fruit candy. A bit of caramel too.
Finish: medium, still on oranges and spices. A hint of mocha too.
A good all-rounder, offering more depth than a bourbon-matured whisky of this age, but certainly not a sherry bomb either. Value for money. Available from Master of Malt or The Whisky Exchange among others.