Re: Glenfarclas 25
I'm with you Wave. The 25 is too woody. The 21, however, is an excellent, well balanced, old school dram, and it's well priced.
As far as sherry and Macallan comparisons go: I've tasted Glenfarclas' whole regular line (except for the 15, which is unavailable in the US) and besides the 105 c/s I find the sherry pretty low-key. Low key relative to Macallan, Aberlour, ect., that is. I'm not generally a fan of monster-sherry, but if I were I would stick to their very nice, and pretty inexpensive for a cask strength, heavily sherried 105 c/s or look somewhere else. On a whole different level of quality, the expensive and, in some areas, hard to find 1974 vintage c/s is also heavily sherried.