Glenfarclas Scottish Classics - David Balfour "Kidnapped" 40 Year Old

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Age: 40 Years Old

Alc: 43%

Tasting Notes by Jim Murray

Nose: Beautifully defined oak, which has taken on a handsomely sweet bourbon character. This is almost chestnut sweet, very softly peated and enticingly gentle. Steps up a gear when warmed in the hand with tantalising spices keeping in harmony with waxy malt and ultra-clean sherry. The way the old oak behaves itself - tows the line, is nothing short of wonderful.

Taste: The oak is again first to show but remains soft and laid back and teasingly spicy. The initial burst of oak does suggest a worn dryness, but this is soon counterbalanced by a Demerara sweetness. This blends effortlessly with some heavy, intense malt and a lingering but quite unmistakable hint of liquorice, which emerges from the refined sherry-trifle middle.

Finish: Long, chewy, smoky, and initially sweet with the liquorice continuing, but dries very slowly to deliver an oaky encore. Stays just to the right side of being vanilla-rich to ensure continuing charm and quality

Availability: Out of stock


Description and Distillery


Limited edition of 600 individually numbered bottles at 43% Vol., with thirty different label designs by three Scottish artists inspired by the works of Sir Walter Scott, R. L. Stevenson and Robert Burns.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Distillery Glenfarclas
Age 40's
Region Speyside


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