Glenfarclas 25-year-old

Category Single Malt from Speyside, Scotland
Distillery
District Speyside
Bottler Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie New Label
Bottled 2007
Age 25 years old
Casktype Sherry Cask
Strength 43.0 % Vol.
Size 700 ml
Bottle code 13 06 1 3 16 : 00 BB
Barcode 5018066254317
Price 85.90$ 92.77£ 61.85
Uncolored Chillfiltered
Ciro Review note
a couple of days ago
Ciro gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
88
Nose
88
Initial taste
87
Body
87
Finish
87
Price
92
Presentation
88
Rom Note
less than a month ago
Rom gave this whisky 79 points

Nez boisé et plus alcooleux que le 21 ans, sésame et noix discrets. La dilution amène du caramel au nez et en bouche. Chêne, fruits secs, alcool moins bien intégré que le 21 et globalement moins bon. Finale moyenne. Très mauvais q/p.

KayMeertens Tasting note
a couple of months ago
KayMeertens gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Plum, cherry, caramel, leather, orange, cooky and cantaloupe melon.

Taste

Toffee, plum, cherry, cocoa, roasted almond and a bit of pepper.

Finish

Toffee, cherry, chocolate cake and hazelnut.

Comments

88/89.

Jonkers Tasting note
a couple of months ago
Jonkers gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Burned sugar, lots of sherry. A hint of leather. Dark fruit like plumbs but also dried fruits. Mocca and oak. Complex !

Taste

A bit oily. Mouthfilling and sweet from sherry and honey.

Finish

Sweet. No bitterness whatsoever. Longlasting.

Comments

A very, very delicious whisky. This is a typical Glenflarclas. Still a family-owned distillery and that's what you can notice by drinking this whisky !

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Koloman Review note
a couple of months ago
Koloman gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89
Nose
88
Initial taste
92
Body
88
Finish
90
Price
98
Presentation
72
"Wer will, empfange umsonst das Wasser des Lebens." (Offb 22,17)
Koloman Tasting note
a couple of months ago
Koloman gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Zunächst etwas störrisch und verschlossen; markante, aber nicht dominante Sherrynote; altes, feuchte Holz; Butterbrot; Orangenmarmelade; eine Ahnung von Rauch.

Taste

Wuchtige, beständige Aromenfülle; eher zäh als kräftig; Sherry; Trauben-Nuss-Schokolade; kräftig bittere Orangenmarmelade.

Finish

Imposant; Karamellcreme; alter Holzschrank; schwerer Sherry; perfekt ausbalanciert.

Comments

Durch behutsame Wasserzugabe kommen ständig neue Facetten zum Tragen.

"Wer will, empfange umsonst das Wasser des Lebens." (Offb 22,17)
JacobaEd Review note
less than a year ago
JacobaEd gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
85
Nose
86
Initial taste
84
Body
86
Finish
84
Price
87
Presentation
87
Glenfarclas1887 Review note
less than a year ago
Glenfarclas1887 gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89
Nose
88
Initial taste
90
Body
88
Finish
89
Price
91
Presentation
86
Nach dem Whiskykauf, ist vor dem Whiskykauf.
p4blo Tasting note
less than a year ago
p4blo gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Sherry, coconut, apples, raisins, wood and menthol. Very smooth.

Taste

At first, the wood appears and is followed by a fruity punch - apples, oranges, peaches, cherries and dates. Then the chocolate, caramel and toffee kick in. The mint/menthol is there too, together with the delicate spices.

Finish

Quite long, spicy - pepper, gigner, cinnamon.

Comments

Beautifully polished, a very soft whisky. Such a shame it's only 43%.

jazzpianofingers Note
less than a year ago

‘Moorish yet muddled’


N: Its Glenfarclas show down time with the 25, 30 and 40yo’s ready and waiting, so lets see what the 25 has to offer. Chocolate notes with a sherry wine body - notes i suspect i’ll see on the palate. The buttery, sherry pancake malt combined with yeasty old casks wood give this 25yo a super maturity beyond its labelled 25 years, so of course there are some much older casks in the mix. Theres lime citrus connected with the wood oils, a fair amount of nuttiness [chopped hazelnuts mainly], miso soup and a not quite definable fish sauce/meat stock ‘thing’. The nose then offers equal amounts of charm together with curiosity - many moorish notes equal to some quirkier ones.


T: Sherry wine arrival as i suspected, various wood spices, hints of chocolate that come and go and then some undefinable herbs and spices thrown in together. Fairly long yet muddled development.


F: Herbal chocolate notes - salted, chilli chocolate with light sherry touches throughout. Fairly drying and yet consistently giving out in flavour and activity. Peppery tingles on the tip and sides of the tongue, dryness in the middle and theres some old bitter wood lurking around the back. Theres a fairly odd finish - stale old Wotsits where the oils are starting to become rancid. Reminds me of bad crisp batches from the early 80’s.


C: This is a single malt with lots to offer, some good, some not so. Theres definitely a muddle in the middle and theres the worryingly unique and odd finish - either its a weird batch or my palate is off tonight. Lets score this with the ‘benefit of the doubt’ over the finish and move onto the 30yo.


Scores a B-

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Overall rating All versions
260 member votes
87.31
Average review ratings All versions
Weighted Rate
88.26
Nose - Aroma
87.46
Initial taste
89.00
Body
88.54
Finish
88.46
Price
90.92
Presentation
84.77
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