Glenfarclas tasting notes - The first thing you notice is the colour: a bold, rich red. Then a surprise: it's light and refreshing on the nose, not what you would expect from a whisky of this age - or this strength. Instead, fresh peaches and pears present on the nose. The fruitiness, however, is almost completely gone on the taste, replaced by a bold sherry experience. It fills your mouth completely and is very dry (almost a little musty). A light smokiness with some oakiness is also present but nothing you wouldn't normally expect from a 46-year-old whisky. At 52%, this whisky has also kept its strength amazingly well. Don't be frightened to add a drop of water, which releases many more exciting aromas, more earthy notes and marzipan. The lovely, long, mouth-filling finish completes another great from Glenfarclas. Bottled 2008.