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  • Double Gold - World Spirits Competition 2016
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Glenfarclas 17 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Speyside, Highlands, SCOTLAND
$169. 99
$2039.88 Dozen
ABV: 43%

Reportedly, this is intended for the travel retail market only. It's also received some glowing reviews. We've secured a small allocation of this unusually aged Speyside benchmark.

Tasting note: Deep amber / bright copper. Beautifully integrated aromas of honey, stewed pear, beeswax and fresh, pure malt. Second pass finds hints of bounty bar and cigar box. Superb delivery is buttery, almost oily, with more orchard fruitiness and spice entering. Firm and full bodied. Brilliant balance. Possibly more American oak influence here than other bottlings? Rounds off with late barley sugar, counterpointed by fine, drying tannins and ends just as appealing as it began. 15-17 years is clearly a tipping point for this distillery. Classic. 43% Alc./Vol.

Other reviews... an excellent age for this distillery, allowing in just enough oak to stir up the complexity. A stupendous addition to the range. 94.5 points
- Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2018

...This is a perfect match for the season’s gingerbreads and spice cakes. Look for a warm, toasted-brioche aroma and pronounced flavors of vanilla, oak, dried figs, clove and allspice. 93 points www.wineenthusiast.com