- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 15 years old
- Sherry Cask
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 11 Jul 2007 10:00 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 15-year-old
149 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.87 points
- January 7, 2017
Plum, wood, some vanilla, conifers
What dry mouthfeel, caramel, some citrus
Medium-long, ebbs slowly without developing flavor
-Caramel,Raisins,Toffee,Earthy,Spices,Oak,Chocolate,Red Apple,Plum jam
-bitter & spicy
-short with medium-strong Alcohol Presence
Very good in it's Age class at a really good Price.
- Thin, fruitiness as diluted, gammelig - almost a chewy prickling on the tongue - like foul fruit. Bitter notes. almost not drinkable
- Very well balanced, this shows remarkable restraint. Never veering into sherry bomb territory, but always staying true to its sherry matured heritage.
Gentle notes of honey-glazed peanuts, with hints of stewed apples, dried apricots and sultanas. There's some brown sugar too, as well as just a hint of menthol, and a faint sliver of smoke, as well as juniper.
Rich and sweet, with an earthy edge. Honey, slightly burned caramel, as well as bitter orange peel and a whiff of pepper and cinnamon.
Lingering flavour of oranges. Somewhat spicy.
- Glenfarclas has been independently-owned and operated by the Grant family since the day they hung the "Open for Business" sign in 1865. This Speyside distillery produces their aged whiskies by marrying sherry-cask single malts with oak-cask single malts at an approximate ratio of 2:1.
- Closed up without water, but adding water was finicky. I added 0.5 to 1.0 tsp. to ~30ml. With water, the nose becomes more fruit and earthy-citrus, and the taste shows less oak but more bitter spice. This bottle seemed to be in a bad mood the whole way through it over the course of a month.
Dried cherries and cranberries with citrus peels, musty raisins, spirity white fruits and nutmeg, rose water and fresh fuji apple slices, a touch of sulfur and oak, earthy brown sugar, cinnamon and coriander with dried figs and dates, green apples, powdered ginger, and something earthy (pipe tabacco) and candied orange peel.
Spiced stewed fruit compote and oak char, orange peels, ginger with a bit of brown sugar, mixed baking spices, dried figs and raisins, oak tannins mixed with sherry tannins and some bitter chocolate.
A touch of cherry cough syrup, licorice pastels, orange blossom water, and some bitter ginseng wolfberry tea.