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Glenfarclas 21 Year


Glenfarclas 21 Year Taste Profile
Stats – 43% alcohol, Speyside
Price – $85
Color – Pale amber
Nose – Pears, floral and sweet, and toasted almonds
Palate – I think the extra finishing on this one really helped tone down the spice and heat.  Early on there is a pronounced note of pear and honey.  The mid point has a pleasant bitterness like citrus rind with a bit of floral and grassy character.  Spice heats up just a pinch on the back end and also has a hint of sulfur.

Alternatives:

  1. The Singleton 12 Year (86%)
  2. Inchgower 14 Year – Flora and Fauna (86%)
  3. Penderyn Aur Cymru (85%)

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Glenfarclas 15 Year


Glenfarclas 15 Year Taste Profile
Stats – 46% alcohol, Speyside
Price – $65
Color – Pale amber
Nose – Floral and sweet apples with a little spice.
Palate – Spicy all the way through this one, but still has a raw honey sweetness with crisp apples.  Citrus notes and just a touch grassy.  Very refreshing, the finish is pleasantly long.  Once this one gets a chance to open up, it has a ripe pear quality with a lingering sweetness.

Alternatives:

  1. Bowman Brothers – Small Batch (94%)
  2. Strathisla 12 Year (91%)
  3. Templeton Rye (89%)

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Glenfarclas 105


Glenfarclas 105 Taste Profile
Stats – 60% alcohol, J & G Grant, Speyside
Price – $65
Color – Burnt amber
Nose – Sweet with malt, cereal, and honey
Palate – A great cask-strength Scotch for Bourbon or Rye lovers.  Sweet and bright at the front, almost like green apples.  Some spice kicks in like clove or cinnamon.  At the half-way point, honey sweetens up and rounds things out, and the citrus lasts through the finish.  Adding a touch of water brings out more cereal notes and pushes the sweetness into the forefront, but the green apples still linger for the finish.  The spice is toned down, but still present.  The grains take on a very light alfalfa quality.

Alternatives:

  1. Glengoyne 10 Year (87%)
  2. FEW Bourbon (85%)
  3. Knob Creek 9 Year (85%)

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