Glenfarclas 1978

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Stated Age
21 years old
Number of bottles
60.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L8307BB 3 08
Added on
09 dec 2007 4:34 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 455.00

24 × in wishlist

31 × member ratings

56 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glenfarclas 1978

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.61 points.

  1. Oldie61 did not rate this whisky Member Junior


  2. dRambo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    typical Glenfarclasnoten with noble bitter wood notes - at first less fruity than comparable bottlings I had from the time, but a lot of character and still delicious - I enjoyed it completely without water in tiny sips - very rich drop
    • Nose
      91 91
      spicy noble furniture polish, sweet and sour wood aromas, juniper, tree of life, geranium leaves, linseed oil, wood oil

      warm and fruity - apricot, orange, melon, cooked pear - appears dense, intense but also closed in the sense of strongly interwoven, Antique wax,
    • Taste
      92 92
      very spicy woody aromas, tobacco, laurel, oiled tropical wood, juniper, very waxy, oily - it looks very valuable despite the wood load, as this very clear, aromatic but unbitter therefore comes, nothing stings, no false note and the high alcohol content does not bother me either - It warms nicely, but does not burn
      with each further sip he becomes more fruity, especially in the beginning - I suspect a certain habituation to the harsh aromas so that one can better perceive the pleasing fruit notes - orange oil, mint, cherries, raisins, dried mango and figs, very ripe fruit, a hint Rum pot, sweet lemons, powdered sugar
    • Finish
      91 91
      very delicious slightly leathery dirty wood notes - rather in contrast to the very clean onset - chocolaty, nutty, wood oil, - very long

  3. Pilatus did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

  4. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Not a simple farclas. Purely the alcohol is too clear and with water it dries immediately and unfortunately loses too much volume.
    Clearly overrated for me.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Clear undergrowth and geranium. Apricot jam, honey, cedar, mango. A bit of speik. Flowery undertones. Marzipan and Möpelpolitur.
      Very dense and deep, quite subtle. Something alcoholic.
      With water: complex, fruity. Alcohol binds.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Silky start, medium weight. Becomes fast (spicy) with neat oak and increases vigorously in volume and power. Again apricot jam. Something very spicy and also a bit alcoholic-spicy, but just fine. Chocolate, cloves, cinnamon, mango chutney. Ample.
      With water: silky throughout, noticeably rounder, the spices are better integrated. But loses unfortunately very fast in volume.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Oak, cocoa, malt, apricot chutney, gravy, medium-long. Spicy and intense. Cedar.
      With water: rounder, malty, longer. Toffee and cedar. Cinnamon.

  6. wbarchive_465063 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

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