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Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1997 Release X Tasting notes and reviews

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Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1997 Release X

Brand
Glenfarclas
Expression
The Family Casks 1997 Release X
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
15 years old
Abv
58.80%
Produced at
Glenfarclas Distillery
Region
Speyside
Availability
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Martine Nouet

83
Nose
Intense. Oaky and malty. Toasted brown bread. Roasted coffee beans. Getting rubbery. Sherry notes unwinds. Walnut stain. A muscular but complex nose. Opens of dried fruit and oriental spices. Now, it is enticing!
Palate
Sweet at first then oak brings in astringency. And alcohol a biting feel on the tongue. But a pleasant flavour of cappuccino and pepper. A few drops of water (just a few) brings out creamy toffee and spice dust.
Finish
Dry, spicy, with a walnut aftertaste.
Comment
A difficult but enticing nose. Give time to this whisky to let it reveal its intricacy.

Rob Allanson

80
Nose
Melting sugar, sea salt caramel, a little waxy, scented candles, pine needles, menthol tissues. Big stuff, lots of layers, aromatics, nuts and spices too.
Palate
Mellow and smooth to start, a tickle of dry fruit, violets, coffee beans and a lovely sherry bitter edge.
Finish
Astringent with floral notes. Big alcohol notes, but be careful with water, not the greatest swimmer in the pack.
Comment
Takes its time to open but well worth it.
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