This is a review of Glenfarclas 15 bottled at 46%. The sample for this review came from my own bottle.
N: Dried fruits – raisins and prunes, orange marmalade, lemon, chocolate, vanilla, green wood, apricots.
P: Raisins and oranges, oak, lemon, chocolate, fruitcake, cinnamon.
F: Medium-long. Raisins, orange peel, and some oak.
Overall: Recognizably the same family as the 12 year but with a much darker and richer sherry influence. A lot of the weaknesses in the 12 were addressed in this expression but I still felt it was missing a little something, some additional depth and complexity perhaps, for it to go from a good dram to a great one. A step in the right direction and a dram that will hit the spot when in the mood for some sherried malt.