Glenfarclas 17 Year Old


17 Year Old

(0.75l, 43.00%)

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The Family Scotch
Can you imagine having thousands of barrels of quietly aging sherry-mature Scotch to your name? Well, the Grant Family can ...and does! Glenfarclas is one of the few independent family-owned distilleries left in Scotland. It's located in the heart of Speyside. The Grant Family bought it for a pretty penny in 1865. They are committed to the vision of creating the best quality Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky & we believe they're doing a splendid job so far!
The Whisky is stored in traditional dunnage warehouses – a change of purpose extraordinaire, right?! – that date from the late 1800s. The thick stone walls and earth floors are perfect for aging Scotch and give the distillery a distinctive, traditional feel.
Glenfarclas is all about mastering raw power and they do it with aplomb. Their Big Stills – the biggest in Speyside – are heated up with direct fire instead of indirectly with steam. This is instrumental in creating the gripping duality of Glenfarclas Whisky: it is at once weighty and light, deep but crisp, and even though it's almost exclusively aged in first-fill ex-sherry barrels, it never becomes syrupy, unpleasantly woody or overbearingly fruity. Uncle Flaviar once said that every dictionary should include a picture of Glenfarclas when you look up the definition of the word balance. 
The Glenfarclas 17 Year Old Whisky is bottled at 43% ABV and is an amazing example of the distillery's signature flavour profile and complex character. Maybe add a drop of water, but definitely share it with friends for that extra ooomph!

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sherry monster
dried fruit
fresh herbs
What does Glenfarclas 17 Year Old taste like?

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
Rich amber
Smell / Aroma
Sherried fruit, distinctive butterscotch, warm morning berry tarts & cherry pie just out of the oven, roses and traces peat smoke.
Taste / Palate
A big, full-flavoured citrusy sherry and lightly caramelly malt with mineral notes that induce impressive austerity. Hints of oak and peat smoke notes. Superbly balanced.
Supple, complex, balanced and smoooooooth. Hints of spice, sherry sweetness, oak and smoke. The flavors really hang for a long time.
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Glenfarclas 17 Year Old
This speyside whisky is unbelievably smooth. The flavor was rich but not too thick, it was still light and grassy with tasting notes of cherry and vanilla. I really enjoyed drinking this to celebrate my friend's wedding.
Excellent strong taste perfect with a good cigar
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