Glenfarclas 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
If you like the integration of flavour and pillowy texture that only comes with extended barrel age, this will be difficult to resist.... The buxom vivaciousness of the 15 year old has dissipated - what you get instead is a fresh, cereal-forward dram with all the rough edges rounded out (indeed this may be 'too smooth' for some). Older expressions from this distillery have a reputation for building in the bottle after opening, so breathing this whisky is encouraged.
Tasting note: Deep amber gold. Attractive scents of dried figs, ginger bread, plus later hints of smokey cardamom. Wonderful softness here with a pure, uncluttered dried fruit and malt delivery followed by oatmeal biscuit and soft spices. Distant smoke? Subtle honey, cocoa and cereal in the aftertaste. Lovely freshness for its age. The personal favourite of George Grant. 43% Alc./Vol.
Other reviews... 2 Double Gold Medals - San Francico World Spirits Competition 2016 & 2015