A heavily sherried 21 Year Old from the Glenfarclas distillery. This offers loads of depth, a really thick dram.
If you like the integration of flavour and pillowy texture that only comes with extended barrel age, this will be difficult to resist…. The buxom vivaciousness of the 15 Year Old has dissipated – what you get instead is a fresh, cereal-forward dram with all the rough edges rounded out (indeed this may be ‘too smooth’ for some). Older expressions from this distillery have a reputation for building in the bottle after opening, so breathing this whisky is encouraged.
Nose: Apple, orange, less sherry than the 15 Year Old. Peppermint again?!
Palate: Incredibly smooth. Barley-rich, just a textbook smoothness and rounded character that leaves you gasping for another sip…
Finish: Long, barley-rich, awesomely smooth, very little oak influence.
Overall: Very, very pleasant.