Glenfarclas 1988

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Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Family Casks (Release S18)
Refill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
52.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 sep 2018 9:41 pm by Schmausel
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky
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Average value

€ 725.64

Whisky reviews for Glenfarclas 1988

15 users have left 15 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.71 points.

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  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    The refill Sherry Butt gives this Glenfarclas its unmistakable stamp. No, that should not be a criticism. I've had some really tasty refill butts in the glass lately and I have to say that even a refill cask has its appeal. The malt is then not slain by extreme sherry flavors but captivates with subtle and multi-layered aromas, it is generally milder and gentler. Great barrel, great Glenfarclas, great taste!

    23/23/22/23 (91P)
    • Nose
      Bright amber rests in the premium snifter, the streaks sticking to the glass wall dissolve many long and oily drops and search for their way back into the glass. Old apricots and peaches blend together with sun-dried raisins, toffee and caramel exude their sweet, creamy scent. Mandarins and mirabelle plums follow, creating a slightly floral note, sugar and spicy woody tones show off their mild side. The extremely long and oily drops are still sticking to the glass wall, and the Glenfarclas is still visually convincing. Sweet yellow fruits rise, mirabelle plums and quinces dissolve, milk chocolate gives off their opulent aroma. Mild and creamy, the fruity sweet aromas run through the nose, the alcohol is wonderfully harmoniously integrated.
    • Taste
      Mild and creamy, the first sip flows over the tongue. Roasted sugar and fruity apricots emanate their full-bodied bouquet with creamy milk chocolate and hazelnuts. Fudges and caramel rest on the palate, a slightly dry and dry film sticks to the tongue. Slowly subtle sharpness, wooden spice comes up. The taste is relatively one-dimensional, albeit very appealing and distinctive.
    • Finish
      Pleasant warmth floods the palate, dark yellow fruit flavors stick to the tongue. Slightly tart wood tones are intense and voluminous to the fore, dried berries and grapes are present all the time. Light smoke flavors are minimal but it can also be lightly roasted cereals - Lange keeps heat in the mouth, hazelnuts stick between the tongue and palate, the mouthfeel gets slightly greasy and oily. The aftertaste remains in memory for a long time.

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