The Glenfarclas 40 year old is the oldest Whisky in the Glenfarclas range. It was distilled in 1960 and got bottled in 2010 giving it the age statement of 40 years. However this 40 year old is like no other, it was designed to be drunk, rather than sitting in a cabinet only for people to look at. It has exceptional flavours and still keeps inline with the usual Glenfarclas Sherried notes. It was awarded 95/100 by the malt advocate magazine and also got 94/100 in the infamous Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2013 which is a victory in itself.
The colour of the 40 year old is rich and dark with a mysterious gold colour clinging to it. On the nose it presents antique leather, walnuts and chocolate covered raisins which lead you to the flavours on the tongue. The flavour is sweet initially and followed by citrusy orange segments and chocolate with a lovely flavour of burnt brown sugar. The finish is dry and oozes big tannins and more rich dark cocoa beans. For this monumental whisky it is suggested to add a drop or two of water, to truly open up the dram and experience every detail of this whisky.