Glenfarclas 25-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
New Label
Stated Age
25 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L 06 07 18
Added on
12 Dec 2018 3:23 pm by carstenschulze82

Average value

€ 110.21

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 25-year-old

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.67 points

  1. frozzy scored this whisky 80 points Newbie

    Very disappointing. Its only the age thats good on this whisky. Its really not complex and for this price stil too expensive

  2. Gregers scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Easy drinking dram, a bit on the sweet side, and no bells or whistles. A good dessert dram.

    Review: https://youtu.be/GeM_qSw48WU
    • Nose
      85 85
      Light nose with dried fruits, apricot, fig jam, furniture polish, thick and sweet toffee, vanilla, honey, sweet mint, peppermint, custard, sponge cake.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Very light alcohol, super easy drinking, light pepper, light oak, massive muscovado sugar, very light smoke, toffee, dates, really on the sweet side and not very complex. Quite light. Second chew brings candy cane, mint, watery apple juice, light dried herbs, tiny hints of leather and tobacco leaves. A bit too simple, maybe because of the low ABV. Third chew doesn't bring much else, it's really a super easy drinking dram, which is just a bit too sweet. Good for desserts.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Light pepper and smoke, sweetness still there, honey, toffee, muscovado sugar, light leather, tobacco. Decent, but a bit short.

  3. sarthur71 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. HnZRock scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

  5. tangtang scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    here you notice the age and taste. Very good standard.
    • Nose
      lots of oak at first, then changing to sherry notes, fruity sweet. After a while it becomes quite nutty with a little vanilla. A little peach and orange can be heard. It takes time
    • Taste
      lots of sherry and oak, slightly sweet, becoming spicy, nuts come, slightly fruity, later becoming tart and oily.
    • Finish
      a lot of sherry and oak here too, malty nutty, quite spicy and tart, very slightly sweet. Quite long finish

  6. JoshNRW scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Blender Glass
    • Nose
      88 88
      First comes very reserved, mild, sweet honey, a little fruity apricot, butter cake and what you can expect from a 25 standard from Glenfarclas.
      Unfortunately, one does not notice the age 100% throughout. A nice and round malt. The sherry is rather subtle and I find walnut there too. On the border to the perceptible there is still a slight smoke note.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Very easy, almost limp start, but surprisingly spreading. In addition to the nose, there is a slight pepper note here.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Neither short nor long, not super intense, but coherent.

  7. SMWCollector scored this whisky 91 points Newbie

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. singlecask_luke scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    A tricky, complex experience. On some days it's a bit like 'meh, good whisky, but not that much for 25 years'. Then, a few days/weeks later, you taste it again and it completely blows your mind. There's so much hidden behind the walls of this Single Malt, it changes every time you give it a try. If you sit down, concentrate, give this Whisky some time to breathe and dig down into the abyss of this old Glenfarclas, it rewards you with a truly stunning experience. Always depends on your mood and your setting of course. All in all this is quite a complicated but very well made dram that offers you a fantastic flavour profile if you treat it right. Tip: Don't judge this one too fast!
    • Nose
      88 88
      Juicy oranges, jam, spicy oak, some coffee, dark dry chocolate, syrupy red fruits, freshly cut wood, tart espresso, a wonderful oily sweetness, freshly boiled jam, toasted wood, caramel, candle room in an old church, orange peel, warm wood workshop in winter, coffee beans, some gingerbread, Christmas spices, cinnamon, dry sawdust, cocoa shells, bitter dark chocolate
    • Taste
      88 88
      Dry oranges, coffee, tart oak, light oily sweetness, but the spice is still present. You can feel the long time in the barrel. Dry dark chocolate, citrus zest, some cocoa, orange zest, some bitter spices.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Candle wax, tart oak, nice flavor, espresso, tart coffee beans, very dry mouthfeel, spicy wood notes, dry citrus zest, minimally moldy old wood, towards the end really tart and dry.

  9. LukeFive scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    It delivered what I was expecting from it. Its subtle, non challenging dram where that 25 years of maturation can be felt during the whole experience. The clarity and definition of flavors is where this malt lacks for me. Feels more on the honeyed side than sherried.
    Update: after couple of months from opening this is really good dram to have. Solid 88 ATM
    • Nose
      Soft, fruity nose with the dusty library and old leather chairs backbone. Dunnage warehouse, Honey, Caramel, Vanilla cream, whiff of matured Christmas cake, flowers field, grandmothers medicine cabinet, Old leather jacket. Not complex at all but it has that age element that keeps it going and interesting.
    • Taste
      Again soft and warming, not baiting at all, fruits, Honey, desert caramel sauces, aged Christmas cake, dunnage warehouse. The oak is well behaved here nothing stands out. The dusty old library and old leather chairs are back, I feel this is the one note that I adore with this expression. It feels old and gentle.
    • Finish
      Fading and lingers for a while on same notes, with again the age element clearly detectable ( Old leather )


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