Glenfarclas 17yr is an exceptional expression from Glenfarclas, wonderfully sherried and bursting with flavor.
Glenfarclas 17yr Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glenfarclas is one of the few remaining independently owned distilleries in Scotland. It was established in 1836 and is located in the Speyside region in Ballindalloch, Scotland. Glenfarclas can be translated as “the valley of the green grass”. It was bought by John Grant in 1865 and, to this day, is owned by his descendants. The distillery has six copper pot stills, which are the largest in Speyside, and it is one of the few distilleries that mature its whisky on-site in traditional dunnage warehouses.
Glenfarclas 17yr was initially launched for the travel retail market, but thankfully, the rest of us can easily get our hands on the bottle of this goodness. It is a superb malt, showing loads of depth and character, greatly balanced as usual, everything you come to expect from a bottle of wonderfully sherried single malt from Glenfarclas. Bottled at 43% alc/vol.
The nose offers a complex interplay of toffee, citrus, dates, and a subtle hint of smoke. On the palate, there’s a rich and creamy texture accompanied by sherry influences, notes of nutmeg, dark fruit, and a touch of cinnamon. The finish is long and characterized by spice, oak, and a distant hint of peat in the background.