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Glenfarclas The Masters Selection

Overall rating
88.92/100
votes
88
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Family Casks
Vintage
2009
Bottled
26.03.2018
Calculated age
08 years old
Casktype
1st FillSherry Hogshead
Casknumber
2777
Number of bottles
327
Strength
59.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
The Family Casks label
Added on
07 Oct 2018 8:31 pm by Feis_ile
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 144.95

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88 × member ratings

123 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas The Masters Selection

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.92 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Young and yet powerful and intense. This young Glenfarclas is a true chameleon. The nose fruity sweet and stimulating, the taste and aftertaste of wood characterized, varied and full of character. Fruit and wood play together and make a great contract. The 1st Fill Sherry Hogshead has given the Glenfarclas a variety of different and intense aromas in the last 9 years, but the relatively young age can not be denied thereby. The alcohol is partially not integrated harmoniously, as well as this piglet lacks a little depth and harmony. As always, however, this is "whining on a high level" because even these young bottlings have their merits and charms. Thumbs up, pleases with good!
    Of course, when I bought this bottling, I was a little bit spruced up and thinking about it. 120 € for a 9-year-old malt damn much money and certainly not justified but still I wanted to have this piglet necessarily!

    23/22/22/23 (90P)
    • Nose
      Intense with a reddish glow, the Glenfarclas radiates amber from the Premium Snifter. In slow motion oily "legs" dissolve out of the streaks sticking to the glass wall, wooden sherry aromas lift out of the glass with relish. Dark caramel drips on milk chocolate, a pinch of cinnamon spreads on dried orange slices, cocoa powder dusted on velvety apricots. The nose changes constantly between strong and spicy oak tones as well as creamy sweetness in connection with fruity hints. Fresh mint rises from nut chocolate with caramel, toasted sugar and dark forest honey blending into a sweet melange in the background. From time to time alcohol notes flash through the fruity tart aroma variety while creamy sweetness, delicate woody elements and sweeter fruit notes play together. Oranges, apricots and peaches stand out from the fruit mixture, sweet cherries and morello cherries slowly appear, the nose becomes noticeably sweeter and more pleasing.
    • Taste
      After the nose has stimulated the salivation in the last minutes, I look forward to the first sip. Vigorous oak flavors dominate the first impression, dark chocolate and espresso follow before slowly spreading a pinch of white pepper on the tongue and leaving a pleasantly sharp film on it. Again, my saliva is stimulated, dark oranges and hints of sour cherries swim under the tongue, from a hint of cinnamon, intense mint rises and refreshes the palate. After the second sip, a subtle aroma sets in after polishing the furniture, with minimal effects on leather and tobacco. Hazelnuts turn into dark walnuts, wet leaves spread on the palate, the fruity aromas gradually recede and tart wood tones dominate the taste. Furniture polish, intense oak, a touch of espresso and bitter dark chocolate rest for a long time on the palate and go with a tart base note in the finish.
    • Finish
      Tart and dark rest spicy oak and dark fruit flavors on the tongue and warm the palate. Walnuts swim under the tongue, still a creamy and subtly sharp film sticks to the tongue. The bitter oak flavors have finally taken command and let the sweet and fruity nose quickly forgotten. A touch of wet leather is remembered for a long time and ends with rasps of dark chocolate and ground espresso powder only after minutes.

  2. Gloin scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The smell is intense and complex and despite the high alcohol content, no stinging is felt. The sherry dominates.
    In the mouth you can feel the alcohol at first, but that passes quickly. The taste fits the smell.
    The finish shows something of the young age. There is a lack of maturity and harmony here.
    For the young age, the whisky is still surprisingly good.
    • Nose
      Lots of orange and oak, a nice cinnamon note, cherry juice, fresh garden herbs, peach
    • Taste
      Strong onset, immediately astringent, wood, light bitterness, again orange, some spicy cinnamon, blackberry, a lot of sherry, surprisingly a lot of oak for the young age, removes red wine vinegar
    • Finish
      The finish is dominated by wood, this is the first time a slight alcohol note, the fruits from the mouth remain softly in memory

  3. A0525 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. Andytka3 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    N- Malted honey bomb, lavender truck and thick bundles of fresh cut grass or hay. Nose melting with boiling hot demarara and sweaty oak nuance. Some youngish oak emerged but easily camouflage and go unnoticed with so much quality that grown onto it. Lemon concentrates, big oak, plenty of power to evolved, banana, herb-y, cashewnuts, spicy milk and nougat. Hint rubber and resin, it is so thick that actually comes with a drift of salts. (93/23)

    P- Succulent with a lot of power, raisin sweets, lemon salt, rubber phenol and demarara. No short of excellent, but layered with noticeable spent match and obvious sulphur nuance. (87/21)

    F- Long and profound, yumeishu, herbs and warm spice, blended citrus juice with extra peels. (89/22)

    B/B- 91/22

    Weighted Rate- 88pt

    Cr-3, Fr-3, Fl-3, Pt-0, Ft-2 Sp-2, Wd-4, Wn-4, Sc-3
    • Nose
      N- Malted honey bomb, lavender truck and thick bundles of fresh cut grass or hay. Nose melting with boiling hot demarara and sweaty oak nuance. Some youngish oak emerged but easily camouflage and go unnoticed with so much quality that grown onto it. Lemon concentrates, big oak, plenty of power to evolved, banana, herb-y, cashewnuts, spicy milk and nougat. Hint rubber and resin, it is so thick that actually comes with a drift of salts. (93/23)
    • Taste
      P- Succulent with a lot of power, raisin sweets, lemon salt, rubber phenol and demarara. No short of excellent, but layered with noticeable spent match and obvious sulphur nuance. (87/21)
    • Finish
      F- Long and profound, yumeishu, herbs and warm spice, blended citrus juice with extra peels. (89/22)

      B/B- 91/22

      Weighted Rate- 88pt

      Cr-3, Fr-3, Fl-3, Pt-0, Ft-2 Sp-2, Wd-4, Wn-4, Sc-3

  5. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Cheng Chee Kaan scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Big and bold, dark sherry, with hints of camphor, old wooden wardrobe, nice chocolate with raisins, some prunes and dates. After a while, some menthol notes developed, and fruit cake.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Big sweet arrival, lots of sherry notes, Chinese herbs. Pecans and walnuts, lovely. Rather singular.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long finish, with slight bitterness, nuttiness, herbal, and some Oolong tea.

  9. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. Dre73 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful fruity whisky, strong but alcohol integrated very nicely.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Very fruity, peach, berries, cherries. Very spicy as well, cinnamon. Raisins, milk chocolate. Full nose, but alcohol not too prominent for its high Abv.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Full body, intense, yet smooth. A bit of pepper, honey, peach, cherry, milk chocolate. Spicy, cinnamon again.
    • Finish
      89 89
      A little pepper, sweet and fruity, honey. Still very intense. Long finish. Some cherry, and also some cinnamon.

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