Glenfarclas 25-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Celebrating 100 Auctions
Stated Age
25 years old
Oloroso Sherry Butts
Number of bottles
51.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
SWA Celebrating 100 Auctions 2011 - 2019
gb United Kingdom
Added on
10 aug 2019 3:08 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 194.88

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Whisky reviews for Glenfarclas 25-year-old

9 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.98 points.

  1. St. Pauli scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Great whisky. It shouldn't be all first fill as some reviewers implicitly mention. This one has the character of the spirit mixed with ample time in quality wood.
    It's nutty and earthy, but not only. If you look for fruit, you'll find that too.
    • Nose
      89 89
      The nose shows us a rather leafy, earthy and nutty Glenfarclas. It's probably still distillate driven, which I find beneficial. There is roasted peanut, a bit of almond, dunnage (combination of damp earth and wood), tobacco, but also orange marmalade, prune and custard. It's not overly friendly, but has great character and complexity.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Medium to full-bodied, with good balance, a bit sweet but with good acidity to balance this. The jammy and dried fruit gain weight here. Then there is this leafy and earthy side again, with maybe a slight trace of smoke. The ex-sherry oak plays a good role by giving that rancio feeling: leather, nuts, balsamico, a bit of menthol.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Quite long, nicely spicy but not bitter or agressive. Nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger bread, old leather, dried fruit and orange zest.

  2. Gregers scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Surprisingly disappointed with this special bottling for SWA from Glenfarclas.

    • Nose
      70 70
      Orange zest, menthol, peppermint, hint of dried fruits. Vanilla, roasted bananas, orange syrup, synthetic candy flavours.
    • Taste
      72 72
      First very sweet, then balances out with bitterness. Brown sugar, oak, orange marmalade, herbal notes, thyme. Centered in the mouth, nothing really interesting pokes out, and it simply feels lifeless.
    • Finish
      73 73
      Simmers down slowly, nothing extraordinary. Medium-long, leaves spices and not much else.

  3. MasterMork scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. el Gato scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      Orange marmelade. Menthol. Plums. Whiff of hay. Slightly floral. Some wax in here With time, as well as butterscoth. Slightly Chemical after 10-15 mins.
    • Taste
      88 88
      A bit mouthwatering, Again a bit waxy. Menthol. Sweet Oranges. Cinnamon. Peachy. Earthly now. Thyme. Brown sugar on the last couple of sips.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Some oaky bitterness. Medium length. Slightest hint of sulphur. Orange marmelade still in town. Sweetness through and through.

  6. sagara-kun scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nice but not at all the expected profile. Small disappointment for me.
    • Nose
      Nose very slightly sulfur.
      Leather, dry fruit. Cinnamon. Smoke. Baked apple.
      This is not the profile I expected.
    • Taste
      In the mouth it's sweet. Coiled in sulfur.
      Apple, oily leather, wax, dry wood.
      Simple enough.
    • Finish
      Final on rubber, leather, fat.

  7. Harvey scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Quite disappointing for a 51% 25 yo Glenfarclas. Must be very high portion of refill casks in this one. Herbal, woody and very dry with a short aftertaste...with water you get it a bit sweeter. I hope that this just needs oxidation in the bottle. Mediocre....I was generous with that score of 85.

    edit: now, roughly two years later, this has improved a bit. Sweeter from the start and the dry woodiness is gone. Now this is actually quite good....from 85 to 87

  8. Deletethisaccount did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Bottled to celebrate the Scotch Whisky Auctions 100th Auction. I have copied this direct from their web page.

    "We're proud of our small and humble beginnings in 2011 to growing into one of the world’s biggest online whisky auctions. We're proud of our Glasgow team and making whisky friends all over the world.

    We're so proud to celebrate an important landmark in our history, by working with Probably Speyside's Finest Distillery; the legendary Glenfarclas.

    We're raising a glass to you all with this special 25 year old - cheers to our first 100 auctions, and we can't wait for you to join us for the next 100.

    Bottled: 2019

    Age: 25 Years Old

    Cask Type: Oloroso Sherry Butt

    51% ABV / 70cl

    Bottle Number: One of only 900 bottles released"

  9. Whisky_Addicted did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Scotch Whisky Auctions says that it is a mixture of 1st, 2nd and 3rd fill oloroso casks.


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