Has anyone tried the 17? Is it just an older version of the 15, or is it an entirely different expression?
Ideally, if someone has tried both, I'd love to hear about their relative merits!
Thanks so much.
Score (85) Glenfarclas 17yo 43% abv (Speyside)
Color: Honey gold sunset
Nose: Honey, coconut, butter, graham cracker, dried fruit, polished oak, orange zest, almond paste
Palate: Fiery, lightly sweet malt like the 12, but rounder, cedar-y, watery, fades fast
Body: Thin, warming, biting
Finish: Long vapor, smoothing out to infinity, feels more than 43%
Notes: A lot like the 12, but with a more refined, smoother finish, just not quite as complex as I was hoping. I will revisit after awhile, but probably not going to be a favorite at these prices. If the 105 disappoints I’ll drop this as a distillery that’s just not my style. Revise: Getting richer already, up two points. The complexity of the nose has grown and the palate sweeter, slightly mellowed.
Quote: Above average and gaining
Since these notes I've also tried the 105, 25yo, and have an unopened 21yo, so you could say this is a substantially worthy distillery to explore.
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