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Glenfarclas 12 yo 2007 (61,7%, OB for Greek Whisky Association 2019, refill sherry hogshead #1628, 272 btl.)

Nose: starts earthy and spicy (ginger, nutmeg) with leafy notes, hints of fabrics (bung cloth perhaps), stone dust and some mineral oils. Hints of buttermints and lemon peel. Subtle raisins. A hint of Fino sherry as well. Old books. Really complex.

Mouth: the wood seems more active now. Pepper and ginger again, with a fruity hint in the background (oranges and peaches perhaps). Cloves and turmeric. A whiff of tobacco and mint again. Juniper berries. Water brings out walnuts and leather, as well as some cocoa. Growing Mediterranean herbs.

Finish: quite long, with slightly resinous oak and hints of spiced chocolate.

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