Scotch Single Malt - Speyside - 2014
International Wine & Spirit Competition
Insider knowledge: Glenfarclas 30 Year Old whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Glenfarclas 30 Year Old whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Rich, dark. Smoky, sherry. Sugared peels, zesty. Rubbery.
Palate: Thick. Creamy sherry, buttery, spicy, malt loaf. Herbal, fresh.
Finish: Long, full, rubbery on the tail.
I bought a bottle of this, after rather liking some other Speyside makes. I have to say, the smell is lovely and the initial taste great…but the after wash of a rubbery, peaty tangs is not at all nice. I think i will definitely try the samples before parting with >£100 pounds again.
30th December 2013
.....because I bought one now...
15th July 2013
I think this is incredibly delicious and very complex. A great long-lasting finish. Am I simply impressed by the fact that this is a 30-year old for under $200 (US)? I'd like to think not. If my tasting is unbiased, then this truly is a remarkable single-malt at a very extraordinary price. I've spent a lot more on Scotches of this age. Aw heck, try the sample and decide for yourself!
1st July 2013
Struggled with the price point on this one. The 30 year was easily rivaled by the 12 year for a fraction of the price. Had similar vanilla and cinnamon notes but had a rather harsh bite on the finish. Was glad to have tried but wasn't terribly impressed.
7th September 2012
this is a stunner. only tries a sample so far but this bottle is on my future purchase list..
14th December 2011
i got 30 year old johnny walker i trying to ell it.
18th October 2011