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Glenfarclas 1970 Sherry Hogshead Tasting notes and reviews

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Glenfarclas 1970 Sherry Hogshead

Brand
Glenfarclas
Expression
1970 Sherry Hogshead
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
51.70%
Vintage
1970
Produced at
Glenfarclas Distillery
Region
Speyside
Availability
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Martine Nouet

86
Nose
Big sherry. Cedar wood. Antique furniture. Molasses. Candied chestnuts. Eucalyptus. Pine needle. Vetiver root. Roasted coffee beans. Opens on earthy notes. Like being in a cognac “paradis”
Palate
As expected, lots of wood. A very lively crispness. The bitterness changes into dried fruit and spices.
Finish
Warm, lingering.
Comment
That old timer has surprisingly kept a high strength and a vibrant character. Oak is overwhelming but in an elegant way. That could be an old cognac.

Dave Broom

90
Nose
Espresso coffee, walnut leaves/pickled walnut and dense cacao mixed with rosin and old leather. There's some sweetness behind all of this.
Palate
Definitely towards the lashing leather side. A dram that takes you deep into an old wood: old bark, wet earth, meat stock but there's still somehow some sweetness fighting off the darkness.
Finish
Tight.
Comment
A huge beast of a dram but still sufficient distillery character there.
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