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.