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Glenfarclas 15-year-old

Overall rating
84.87/100
votes
904
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5018066154617
Added on
11 Jul 2007 10:00 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 56.85

141 × in wishlist

904 × member ratings

2144 × in collection

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

  1. hansreitzema scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  2. hansreitzema scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    January 7, 2017
    • Nose
      Plum, wood, some vanilla, conifers
    • Taste
      What dry mouthfeel, caramel, some citrus
    • Finish
      Medium-long, ebbs slowly without developing flavor

  3. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 47 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      53 53
    • Taste
      36 36
    • Finish
      50 50

  4. KOQ24 scored this whisky 73 points Member Senior

    Nose:
    -Caramel,Raisins,Toffee,Earthy,Spices,Oak,Chocolate,Red Apple,Plum jam

    Taste:
    -strong Arrival
    -Spices,Oak,Caramel,Sherry,Chocolate

    Finish:
    -bitter & spicy
    -short with medium-strong Alcohol Presence

    O:
    Very good in it's Age class at a really good Price.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      40 40

  5. sapecosta scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. dRambo scored this whisky 69 points Connoisseur

    Thin, fruitiness as diluted, gammelig - almost a chewy prickling on the tongue - like foul fruit. Bitter notes. almost not drinkable
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      60 60
    • Finish
      61 61

  7. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very well balanced, this shows remarkable restraint. Never veering into sherry bomb territory, but always staying true to its sherry matured heritage.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      Rich and sweet, with an earthy edge. Honey, slightly burned caramel, as well as bitter orange peel and a whiff of pepper and cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Lingering flavour of oranges. Somewhat spicy.

  8. OKoster scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. mosesumike scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      76 76

  10. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    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. 
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      A touch of cherry cough syrup, licorice pastels, orange blossom water, and some bitter ginseng wolfberry tea.

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