This is a 1968 Vintage expression from Glenfarclas that was matured in ex-sherry casks for 36 years and bottled in 2004 at 43% ABV.
Nose: Prunes and dates with a putty type note, quite oak heavy with sawdust and slight matchhead smoke. Sherry is muted and a bit darker than I was expecting.
Palate: Sherry influence still on the more muted side with subtle dark fruits, baking spices, toffee, bananas foster, and a nice balance of oak.
Finish: Dark chocolate, fresh breadcrumbs, mild oak, and raisins.
Rating: 92/100 – A very enjoyable dram – would obviously love to taste at a bit higher proof, but fantastic balance and a real treat to try.
Value for the money: I think these originally retailed for $1000, and at that kind of money I think I’d rather look at Brora personally, but if you’re a big fan of Glenfarclas, that price could be right for you.