Glenfarclas 1968

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Family Casks - Special Release
Stated Age
41 years old
Fino Sherry Cask
51.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Lindores Whisky Society
Added on
29 sep 2009 7:17 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 755.00

26 × in wishlist

84 × member ratings

60 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glenfarclas 1968

8 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.56 points.

  1. Bretorianer did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    35 bottles and 54 in Collection? Come on guys...

  2. sagara-kun scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Second tasting!
    What a slap in the mouth: the power, the spices! Crazy potential. Better when opening the bottle than when I took my last sample note.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Superb camphorated and waxed fruit. We also have a lot of butter which adds a little heaviness.
      Features apple, light exotic fruit a little shy.
      Will surely improve with aeration of the bottle.
    • Taste
      95 95
      In the mouth it is spicy.
      Cinnamon, oak, pepper, goji berries.
      We have exotic fruit. Passion fruit, mango, papaya, pineapple, peach.
      Lots of wax and always butter.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Final on fruits, wax, honey, butter.
      Simple but effective.

  3. Jazzhawk scored this whisky 96 points Expert Junior

    Tasted during the Lindores Whisky Festival 2009.
    Sensationally balanced Glenfarclas without corners and edges with a fabulous Fino Sherry nose.
    Thanks Luc for the great selection ...
    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      95 95

  4. sagara-kun scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    I'm not usually the biggest Glenfarclas fan but this is definitely going very well.
    The balance is almost perfect. We are on a beautiful fino.

    Second test on 10/16/2021:
    A little shorter in the final, but still very good. 91.5
    • Nose
      92 92
      Simply superb nose.
      First of all, a wave of fruit. Apricots, peaches, papayas, mandarins.
      Then cloves, white chocolate, pepper, light leather and freshly cut wood.
      The balance is perfect and the alcohol is not felt at all.
      With aeration we enter a slightly fresher and more vegetal area. The wax is revealed, as well as fresh mint, but also aromatic herbs.
    • Taste
      93 93
      In the mouth the pleasure continues.
      The glass is oily and soft. Alcohol is also imperceptible here.
      Lots of fruit, a little more cooked and candied than on the nose. Peach, apple, tangerine, lemon candy.
      Licorice is also very present and wrapped in camphor.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Superb finish on fruits, mainly oranges and tangerines, camphor, and pepper.
      It's very long and does a great job of honoring the glass as a whole. Very light caramel.
      Fresh mint is also present.

  5. dramark scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    complex round whisky, like
    • Nose
      92 92
      voluminous fruit basket, with tobacco, dark honey, syrup, vanilla, wood and leather
    • Taste
      90 90
      velvety, tropical fruits, plums, garden herbs, orange peel
    • Finish
      93 93
      warm, tobacco, pepper or some smoke?

  6. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  7. svenske2015 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior


    Glenfarclas 1968/2009 (51.2%, OB for Lindores Whisky Society 5th anniversary, cask #699, 11 bottles)  One would expect Mr Timmermans, a patented Glenfarclas collector, would select a good cask for his club. Colour: deep gold. Nose: right, this is exceptional indeed. It’s got everything that the 1967 had plus an extremely luscious yet complex fruitiness that reminds me of the first 1965 Family Cask. Probably more various fruits than a costermonger would know and also some wonderful whiffs of beehive (minus the stings) and a little vanilla fudge. Perfect balance. With water: gets fantastically dry and elegant, very stylish, with whiffs of precious wood (wouldn’t a new Rolls-Royce smell like this?), steak and various herbs. Water truly brings another dimension. Mouth (neat): extremely big, dense and assertive, tasting higher than +/-50%, starting very liquoricy and with notes of Mandarine Impériale and maybe a little raspberry eau-de-vie. Very concentrated and without one single sign of overaging, it’s almost a little rough when unreduced! Hints of grape skins. With water: less development than on the nose but that’s not uncommon at all. More prunes, raspberry jam and soft spices. The oak comes through a bit. Finish: very long, even more on orange liqueur and pepper. Faint peatiness. Comments: big, big whisky. As they say, ‘I want to marry this whisky’. And one would almost wish to acquire the Belgian nationality! SGP:662 - 93 points

  8. svenske2015 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    split cask - see here:

  9. gunnie76 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    This is a split cask with Thosop of Luc Timmermans. Bottled the same day.Th ebottle doesn`t say how many bottles.

  10. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Superb Glenfarclas. Though the oak is certainly present, itâ€
    • Nose
      Very sophisticated. Complex layers of fruit mixed with sweeter notes of marzipan and marshmallows. Gentle sherry with honey and some vanilla. Cinnamon, pepper, toffee and cake. Some wax / oak polish, which brings it close to old Clynelish at times. A real gentleman.
    • Taste
      Big attack, fruity with hints of leather. Fresh raspberry jam and plums. Again slightly peppery with added notes of cloves. Very punchy and slightly meaty.
    • Finish
      Very long, on spicy oranges. Hints of tobacco. Getting drier.


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