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Glenfarclas Heritage Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Speyside, Highlands, SCOTLAND
$79. 99
$959.88 Dozen
ABV: 40%

You're likely to find this no-age-statement expression on mainland Europe rather than the UK - let alone Australia. Its old-gold colour suggests more bourbon than sherry input, but we'd heard it talked up as one of the distillery's better values and were intrigued enough to ship a small quantity. There are two things we like about this whisky: The first is the price. The second is even at an entry-level ABV you get a surprisingly full-bodied dram - considerably richer and rounder than Glenfarclas's official release 10 year old, which leads us to think some older material is in the mix. One quibble is a sulphury note that comes across like pickled ginger, or perhaps, a vague nuttiness. However you describe it, it detracts from the sweetness and dulls the finish. Add water or a few drops of peated whisky to subdue it, but if that character doesn't bother you, then this simple, tasty, honest malt lives up to its reputation as a hidden value in the Glenfarclas stable. 40% Alc./Vol.