SMWS 1.191 “Tight As A Bow-String” (Glenfarclas 15) Review

This is a 15 year Glenfarclas from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society that was matured in a first fill ex-bourbon hogshead and bottled at 51.5% ABV.

Nose: Pervasive dusty oak with banana candies, honeydew melon, cinnamon, slight anise, and herb infused olive oil.

Palate: Sugary bananas up front with musty oak arriving shortly afterwards. Dark cherries, marshmallow creme, anise, and herbs de provence.

Finish: Dries out quickly with mostly oak and subtle spices remaining.

Rating: 88/100 – Interesting to have a non-sherried Glenfarclas – I found a lot more depth here than I typically do with their offerings.

Value for the money: This retailed for $140 at SMWS which is a pretty fair price in my opinion for what you get.

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