Glenfarclas 15-year-old

Overall rating
84.58/100
votes
1749
Whiskybase ID
WB137
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
New Label
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Sherry
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5018066154617
Added on
11 jul 2007 10:32 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 58.79

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Whisky reviews for Glenfarclas 15-year-old

188 users have left 211 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.58 points.

  1. Totoro scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Buyer beware… of batch variation. I‘ve actually had to return one bottle that was completely undrinkable because it was so severely spoilt by sulphur.

  2. Ficelli scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  3. WhiskeyfanRoy scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Seeing so many other reviews giving low scores, I thought maybe there was a clear batch quality gap on this whisky, because I was pleasantly surprised by the one I was holding in my hand. It is a pity that the bottle of this winery does not seem to have a batch code on it.
    The overall performance is much better than 18 yo.
    At its price, it can have such performance,
    I'll be hoping to buy a few more bottles to keep at home. (Very hard to find right now!)

    The comprehensive evaluation is 87 points, the price +1 point, a total of 88 points.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The theme is the expression of sherry that is biased towards sweetness.
      Sweet dark berries, some sweet notes of bananas, flowers, honey, orange peel, old wood, etc., not very strong, but still a very nice scent.
    • Taste
      92 92
      This part best expresses the value of this bottle of whisky.
      The perfect display of 46% abv, a lighter body but with a very strong aroma, the whole is very balanced in the mouth, it is a masterpiece of the bottle!
      Mainly dark berry jam and malt aromas, with additional notes of wood, orange, vanilla, flowers, etc., with a little smoke hidden in the back.
      In the mouth, I can't feel the irritation of alcohol at all (I thought I was drinking juice), it seems to have been blended perfectly, quite a rich experience.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Mainly the aroma of wood, then the sweetness of berries, and finally a faint hint of smoke.
      At 46% whisky, the finish is not too long.

  4. TimkoT scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. Hsh scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    4.15
    Nutty flavor milk chocolate creamy, the smell of a signed pan
    Biscuit, Oily, Raisin, Vanilla,
    silky texture
    Whisky in many ways

  6. HKWhiskyExplorer scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    S 8
    A fabulously balanced sherry dram. Nose is oloroso near PX sweetness and carried through the palate. Finish is comparatively unremarkable.

    N 26
    Hint of oil
    Deep, rich fruit
    Subtle wood spice

    P 25
    Developing sherry note, sweet and juicy
    Christmas cake
    Malty
    Warm pepper, clove surrounding

    F 22
    Mid-short finish
    Raisin
    Some wood spice and smoke lingering

  7. Marcel74 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Oh!! Wow.. what a beautiful whisky! Nicely balanced, sweet, sherry and of course the magical limit of 46%
    • Nose
      Raisins, dates, chocolate, cinnamon, powdered sugar, baked bread, cinnamon rolls
    • Taste
      Sweet, barley sugars, sherry, brown sugar, cinnamon, raisin, apple pie
    • Finish
      long and sweet,

  8. niski scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  9. ehelkur scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      On the nose: orange, dark dried fruits, like prunes and raisins, malty and some chocolate notes.
    • Taste
      Taste wise, it is mellow, sweet and citric oranges, marzipan and a handful of spices. Beautifully integrated cinnamon, and the sweetness continues with chocolate dancing with some coffee bitterness, the whole time with some malty notes underneath. Very tasty.
    • Finish
      The finishing is quite long with sweet fruits and spices.

  10. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2021/11/25/scottish-drive-by-2021-part-4-6-ardnamurchan/

    N: Unlike the 18yo Glenfarclas I berated last year [WLP], with this 15yo [and the 21yo], you can detect the sherry influence, albeit light. This one has seen a cask maturation policy that promotes/utilises the additional desirable sherry elements whilst allowing the spirit to shine. Furthermore, there’s a nice balance between youth and maturity here: tradition < modernisation if you will. That contemporary bottling strength hasn’t gone unnoticed either.

    T: A mix of oloroso and PX I’d say, yet with no obtrusive cask management ‘tricksiness’. It’s the barley spirit that shines through, a squidgy floury fluffiness,…

    F: ,… into [grassy] confectionary notes to barley sugar. Job’s a good un’.

    C: As good if not better [more composed/sculpted] than the more contemporary 21yo, we’ve high quality all round.

  11. Quaich scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  12. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Intense and spicy sherry, gingerbread, cloves, fruit cake. light meaty reflections, morello cherries, blackberries, candied plums, raisins, cashews, apricots and bananas, wine lees, hint of caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar. Very smooth on the palate, easy to drink, cherries, currants, grenadine syrup, then the spices rise, paprika, turmeric, saffron. It is very warm. Very frank, long finish, on wood and heather, we return to the forest, with red berries and blackcurrant. A little charcoal at the end.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2021/11/glenfarclas-15-yo.html
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  13. Saftkenner scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The great thing about the 15-year-old is that it was bottled with a beautiful or stronger 46%, in contrast to the other bottles in the standard range. As usual, there are of course fluctuations between the different batches. The dryness and sweetness in particular can vary greatly.
    My tasting relates to bottle L 23 11 18 (2018). This is an excellent, balanced and rather less dry batch and it immediately becomes clear to me why I love the 15-year-old so much.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Wonderfully sweet, fruity, malty. Honey, nuts, cocktail cherries, caramel, beechnuts, raspberries, figs, a touch of matchstick, vanilla, fine oak, dried apricots. No alcohol noticeable.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Wonderfully integrated alcohol. Strong, spicy, full and sweet. Oak seasoning, brown cane sugar, raspberries, cherry juice, marzipan, apricots, orange oil, caramel.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium-long finish. Marzipan, oak, cocktail cherries, plum jam.

  14. rich_93 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    The marketing doesn’t lie… it really is beautifully balanced. On the nose, the interplay between cask and distillate, sherry and whisky is very much to my liking. It’s light, sweet, fruity, woody but not overtly so. There’s your usual sherry notes - raisins, sweet white grapes, fudge, walnuts, hint of raspberry. The nose also has a solventy edge from the spirit which I enjoy a lot. The oak is elegant and well integrated. There’s also an aromatic top note that gives the nose lift and brightness - I’d say a mixture citrus oils, with bergamot being dominant for me, with a hint of something like lemon balm or mint. Highly enjoyable!

    On the palate, the arrival is dominated by sweet and juicy sherry, with raisins, nuts and again citrus (orange). Then I get hit with a blast of spices from the cask, some black pepper. Sadly, the finish is where this whisky lets us down - it’s pretty nothingy. After the spices, we get some remnants of raisins and dates but mostly just a general alcohol sensation with not a lot of flavour. Reminds me of most Diageo standard releases.

    Glenfarclas show some serious mastery here with the balance of the whisky - too bad the overall experience is let down by them cutting some corners on quality, resulting in this whisky ultimately feeling quite ‘mass-produced’.

    I shall pour the dregs of a bottle of Glen Scotia 15 into this Glenfarclas to give it a bit more body.

  15. MarcinCh scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Gold color. There is a certain oilyness.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Intense, full, rich, enjoyable. You can clearly feel the influence of the sherry casks. Red fruit. Strawberries. Then some blueberries. A pinch of spices. Caramel. Cherries. Cinnamon. At the next time, traces of wood, not disturbing.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Full, intense. Clear influence of sherry casks. Red fruit. Caramel. Spices. Cinnamon. Maybe a pinch of ginger and white pepper. Dessert chocolate stuffed with cherries.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Dessert chocolate. Sherry. Light sweetness. Cherries. Lots of spices. Cinnamon and black pepper. Then dessert chocolate again. Medium-long finish.

  16. F_Weinberg scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    I'm rather underwhelmed by this offering, knowing Glenfarclas' reputation for quality sherried single malts. There are a few off-notes in this bottling that suggest perhaps some casks were sulphur spoiled. The nose and the initial flavours in the mouth are very pleasant and belies this more acrid note. I may have simply got a bad batch, and the general flavour palate is enough to make me want to try more from this distillery, but I can't help being disappointed in this particular bottling.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Honey, light sweet spices like cinnamon. Clean sherried profile, wood influence strong but not overpowering. Nice malty, biscuity note.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Stronger than the nose suggests. Very woody, peppery, spicy and unfortunately quite bitter (?Sulphur?) This impact is softened with a dash of water, which brings out more fruit cake, raisins, malted barley and plums
    • Finish
      80 80
      Dry, medium in length, with astringent woody/bitter note. Sherry sweetness constrained to the background. Nose by far the highlight.

  17. Francishomola scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Aromatic, intense nose with a nice texture, slight bite is there as well from 46% very appreciated indeed.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Dark Fruits, Plum, Sour, Sweat from barley, Biscuity or Bready
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sour, Oaky, Lots of Fruits, Spicy, slight Vegetal,
    • Finish
      84 84
      Short to Medium finish, Oak,Musty, Sour and little Bitter aftertaste

  18. Bootcho scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Sherry, wet earth, a hint of date. Cacao.
    • Taste
      Dark chocolate and raisin then Spicy. Sherry.
    • Finish
      Long, Sherry. Cover mouth with a nice earth aftertaste.

  19. MrDvorak scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    RATING: 85pts – |83 – 86 (B) → Good| — Not a “must”, but a nice-to-have.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The nose is perfectly beautiful for the age and has a profile of sweet banana pudding with apricot jam and vanilla.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The taste is well sherried and has notes of baking spices, caramel, milk chocolate and overripe bananas.
    • Finish
      83 83
      The finish is soft but dissapointly short with hints of dried fruits followed by vanilla and sweet oakiness.

  20. The_Osprey scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Glenfarclas 15, 46% Aroma is sherry wood, slightly floral - a touch muted. Wood-led rather than actual sherry, which is good. Nice but muted. Taste is led by dates and figs, light woody notes, but not tannic at all. Faint cocoa. Touch of menthol. Some floral and herbal notes come up after that punchy menthol. Just lots of nice but restrained sherry. Balance is pretty much perfect. Flavour profile isn't necessarily ideal but the balance of flavours is. Very nice dram. 3.65/87

  21. chrisyeo scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Tasted 30ml Sample 2 June 2021

    Nose : Vanilla like sweetness, some honey
    Taste : light alcohol burn, some oily, sweet
    Finish : light to medium finish , some oak wood finish

  22. MLE scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  23. dimitrios scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

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

  24. YD84 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Soft, elegant sherry notes in the form of sultanas and raisins. Oranges and stewed apples. Slightly sour. A touch of wood smoke and some burnt matchsticks, maybe even gunpowder. Digestive biscuits. Buttered croissants. Caramel. Hint of Indian cooking spices. A little malty too. Complex, engaging, delicious. THE Glenfarclas core range bottling to own, in my opinion.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  25. riegerjonas scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    2020-04-08
    • Nose
      81 81
      Malt, sherry, some smoke
    • Taste
      83 83
      Sherry, malt, smoke, sweet and sour
    • Finish
      82 82
      soft

  26. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The Farclas 15 has seen better times, meaning better sherry casks. It's still very decent, occasionally there are batches with traces of sulphur. Again, still very solid, but maybe not first choice for a 15 sherried malt as prices have gone up as well.

  27. Rody024 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Great dram with a pleasing balance between the fruity and woody notes, but with a slight off-balance of the ABV with the spicy flavors. Awesome daily dram though.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Intensity - 6,5
      Richness - 8
      Raisins, dried figs, walnuts, biscuits, honey, vanilla, cloves and cinnamon.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Intensity - 7
      Richness - 8
      A warming, waxy and slightly dry mouthfeel.

      Biscuits, honey, dried figs, vanilla, raisins and some leather.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium, 5-10 seconds with notes of dried fruit and some oakiness.

  28. Foudos scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  29. tester1277 scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Spicy single malt that becomes sweet and salty with a little water.
    Much better than the 10-year-old and you don't even notice the 46%.
    • Nose
      Sweet plum, fruit, sherry
    • Taste
      oily, sweet and then spicy oak
    • Finish
      medium length, warm, pleasantly soft

  30. Gweddry scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      green apple, meadow honey, trace of sherry, rawness, caramel, peanuts in honey, dried apricots, white currants, pineapple, apple cider and burčák
    • Taste
      sweet, trace of sherry, malt, honey, chilli catch, fruit compote, pepper, chocolate candies
    • Finish
      prunes, sherry, malt, hazelnuts, pineapple, oranges, cucumber

  31. noelc scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
      wood, sherry, plum tobacco
    • Taste
      85 85
      berries, spicy oak, nuts
    • Finish
      82 82
      bitter, pepper
      medium long finish

  32. Emperor69 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Category: Single Malt
    Manufacturer and bottler: Glenfarclas Distillery
    Region: Speyside
    Fortress: 46%
    Volume: 700 ml
    Bottling date: 02/20/2020
    Barrel Type: Sherry Cask
    Age: 15yo
    Filtration: none
    Dye: no

    Nose: open, bright, "warm", a wonderful combination of sweetness and sharpness. Fruits, spices and confectionery are here in a single ensemble. We meet here raisins, dried apricots, dried bananas, a dried orange slice, a baked pear, red apples, apricot and plum jam, marzipan, candied fruits, cherries in milk chocolate, caramel, shortbread cookies, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, cold standing tea leaves, earthy motifs and old dry wood. A wonderful example of typical Oloroso sherry aging.

    Taste. I won’t repeat myself here, because the taste completely repeats the aromatics in its palette, I can only say that it is full-bodied, intense and there are still more spiciness here than sweets, although fruits and malt motifs of baking here, with proper skill, are also easily read.

    Finish: medium to long, dry. Spices, dried fruits.

    Conclusion. I have a bottle of 2020 bottling. They say it used to be better. I don't know, I haven't compared. But, if it was even better than this already very good whisky, then it should be a great drink in general. And so, now we are for 3600 rubles. according to traditional promotions in Metro, we get a very honest representative of a purely sherry aging (15 years of aging, 46%, no filtration, for a moment, I don’t know what kind of barrel quality there is, but I think they are quite good), which, I think, to many cute and has taken the place of a table drink for many. Of course, we always want more, but for now we are content with what we have, heh.

    I think he deserves an 85 out of 100 from me.

  33. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  34. lys1 scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Not very engaging 15 year old. Slightly sweeter than the 21-year-old, but lacks darker sherry tones.

  35. Jolemann scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Beautiful sherry scent, sweet red berries, apricots, oranges, vanilla, nuts, chocolate, apples
    • Taste
      88 88
      Orange, lots of fruit, oak, pleasant
    • Finish
      87 87
      medium length, pleasant, sweet, fruity, plums, oranges, oak spice at the end

  36. JimvanVeen scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78

  37. Teomarg scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  38. crcornell scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    The quality has unfortunately declined over time - my notes are from a bottle around 2012. Sherry influence is much more subdued in recent bottlings. Some time in glass helps it open up.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Rich caramel and toffee. Gentle spice (pepper) with balanced support of both malt and fruit.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Worn leather, peach, vanilla, apple, treacle. Nutmeg, clove and pepper. Slight red berry.
    • Finish
      88 88
      White chocolate, old style sherry oak, dried fruit and pepper. Sweetness lingers on the palate.

  39. Mapl scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The problem with the 15 year old is the big difference between different batches. Anything from 80 to 90 points is possible.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  40. korelatio scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    sherry (oloroso), nuts, soy sauce, raisins (sulfur), citrus, sweet chocolate, sweet notes (honey? banana? caramel?)

    dry, sherry (maggi), citrus

    sweet, chocolate with chilli, and soy sauce

  41. Highlander65 scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      The nose begins with very (too?) Ripe sweet fruit, then comes out a good marzipan. It pinches a little too much for only 46% alcohol
    • Taste
      On the palate it is sweet and creamy, dense, custard, some slightly spicy notes. as on the nose also on the tongue tends to burn a little too much
    • Finish
      Medium-lasting, sweet finish. Discreet

  42. Jabarkas scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    Another heavily sherried whisky. I dont like it very much. I think, that you can find much more interesting whiskies in this price range with a more interesting profile. Like lets say... Bunnahabhain 12 or Glen Scotia 15. Both of them are sherried and both of them are better. Glenfarclas 15 to me is just as "clowny" as Glendronach 12.

  43. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  44. MH90 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Wood, apple vanilla in the foreground, red fruits, butter and cookie dough in the background. Raisins
    • Taste
      84 84
      Biscuit dough, apple, butter, wood very lightly spices.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium length but without development, apple a bit more prominent.

  45. matfrl scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  46. keba9591 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  47. InbhirNis scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I enjoyed this. It was very sulphurous when the bottle was first opened (at that point the nose reminded me of Head'n'Shoulders!), but it soon calmed down to focus on rich demerara sugar. Quite some muscle for 46%

  48. Martin1965 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sherry, dark fruits, plums, dark cherries
    • Taste
      Sherry, plums, chocolate
    • Finish
      Oily, strong, soft with sherry

      Wonderfully balanced

  49. Hupsende Hippie scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Gentle raisins, caramel and cocoa. Dry and sweet. Just what you would expect from a sherry cask at this age. But for some reason, I remain a bit underwhelmed.

  50. Igitor scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Priced in order. Who wants a sweet fruity Sherrymalt, but should look for another
    • Nose
      85 85
      Citrus, orange, eucalyptus, a bit of mint and leather
    • Taste
      83 83
      Leather, wood, bitter, herbs a bit fruit
    • Finish
      83 83
      Bitterness is more and more prevalent, but rather long

  51. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Sweet; Malt; fruity freshness, ripe apple; musty keg (but not unpleasant, rather a nice spiciness) a touch of fresh herbs; caramel sweetness with vanilla notes;
    • Taste
      85 85
      Spicy, still mild and sweet; beautiful oak, dark chocolate, dark chocolate; strong sherry; bright fruit; a light herbal note; sherry again and again; Meanwhile, the nut in the taste. Over time, a smoky note builds up, but very discreetly. Fits well, I think
    • Finish
      87 87
      Sherry, dried fruits; Oak; Sherry; getting a little bitter; Now it is nutty, even strong nutty (I like it very much)
      Over time, light smoke, which blends harmoniously and great

  52. wbarchive_875995 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Sweet banana pudding with dried apricots, white currant, apple jam and wet wood.

    RATING: 86pts - [n21,t21,f22,b22] → |86-89: Remarkable|

  53. Schlossgespenst did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    A nice Glenfarclas where the PLV is right.
    For beginners well suited, pleasant all-day-dram, but still provides certain rough edges, so as not to look boring.
    • Nose
      First malty, then an apple fruit, which is getting stronger. Later, some vanilla. Slight spiciness, both sherry and European oak are evident, though not superficial.
    • Taste
      A mixture of malt sweet and ripe, fruity apple, followed directly by spicy oak, which increases over time more and more.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Strong, tingling spiciness. Fine woodiness, then alternating malt, a little vanilla and green banana.

  54. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Very old, musty warehouse, with buttery and sherry notes. Overripe fruits, dried fruits, with hints of honey. Kind of herbal, with milk chocolate and wood spices. Of course, confectionery and cake notes as well. More plumy and raisins notes after a few sips
    • Taste
      80 80
      Pretty sharp, and sweet. Malty and buttery, with hints of fresh wood spice. Slightly bitter.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium long finish, herbal and minty

  55. ezioaudit scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  56. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I like the biscuit / cake notes. A sherry association is there, albeit very bright. Overall, a round malt that I like.
    • Nose
      Soft, shortbread, sweet malt, bright fruits like quince, vanilla.
    • Taste
      Fruit cake, slightly buttery accompanied by a fine spiciness
    • Finish
      Long, dry, especially the seasoning is slightly bitter.

  57. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Toffee, coffee, chocolate, lots of oak, dry sherry notes, light wood smoke. Nice whisky!

  58. Sb17sw scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I rather liked this one. Typical Farclas, well blended.

  59. kimmosuo scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  60. Jeig scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Very fruity, fresh fruits, herbs, nice sherried. No alcohol note.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet, nutty, mild spice, red fruits
    • Finish
      86 86
      Slight bitterness, chocolatey, dry, medium finish

  61. GJR scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

  62. wbarchive_976627 scored this whisky 84 points Newbie

    • Nose
      malty sweet, slightly damp wood from the American white oak
    • Taste
      malty, grainy, fruity, sweet, no smoke, some oak, this time no sulfur
    • Finish
      medium length, fruity, slightly tart

  63. Waykid scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Still my favorite of the Glenfarclas core-range.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Toffee, winegums, a hint of electric sulphur, Molkosan by Vogel, some boozy tartiness and glue. It rounds up quite apply and delicious: some sherry with the dried fruit and almonds.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Mild and pleasant sherry, winegums, blackcurrant, at the same time bitter and tarty and quite sweet. It starts integrating at about fifteen minutes: really nice sherry-toffee-winegum-orangerind.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Mild sherry, some choklad, nuts and syrup.

  64. whiskyd scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  65. Moses scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    I can be brief here. This malt is completely ok and sure has its lovers, but it didn't convince me. Because, 21 picked me up immediately and forever.
    • Nose
      Apples with honey and spicy wood. The sherry is also clearly ahead. Fruity.
    • Taste
      Christmas and cake with lots of sherry and sweet. The spice from the barrel unfortunately ends a bit bitterly sulfur-heavy.
    • Finish
      Medium to long but impure finish. Dry and spicy with a tendency to bitter sulphurousness. Is there smoke?
      Gone again.

  66. 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.

  67. 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

  68. 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.

  69. Tim-R scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I really appreciate this whisky. Great taste and smell.
    Really enjoy drinking this whisky it gives you a warm feeling.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  70. Lorion scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Extremely delicious with very good, but also less good sides. 79 points.
    • Nose
      Dry, nutty with apples. Sherry is there and also some alcohol. Some fried pine nuts. The nose is sparkling and fresh. Oak comes through slowly. Peanuts? I could swear I smelled peanuts. Subtle herbs are spreading. Flourish apple becomes dominant after inclusion of the palate.
    • Taste
      Here comes the oak first, not strong, but noticeable. Shortly after comes sweet apple. Sweeter than expected. The Nachschmecken is dominated by tobacco. Amazing full and intense.
    • Finish
      Medium long, with slightly bitter oak.

  71. SilentBeing scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    A sherried whisky with an edge. Personally I prefer this to the more classical sherry bombs. An excellent whisky and a personal favorite.
    • Nose
      An excellent nose with a great combination of oloroso sherry and gentle peat. Brown sugar, green apples, orange zest, raisins and a little pineapple. Hints of ginger, mint and almonds.
    • Taste
      Rich sherry with candied orange sweetness and a hint of cinnamon, nicely balanced by an intense gingery spiciness with a hint of peat. Towards the finish a slight note of coffee with a gentle bitterness.
    • Finish
      Fairly long and warming with continuing orange sweetness and fading ginger and coffee notes.

  72. moab21 scored this whisky 71 points Expert Senior

    The whisky certainly has potential, but unfortunately this all overlying sulfur does not work. This is clearly a false note for me and something is unacceptable!

  73. hans1971 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  74. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  75. baldandbeardy scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

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

  76. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Take your time with this dram. Playing with water pays dividends. Lots going on. The wood influence on this whisky gives much room for play and enjoyment.
    • Nose
      w/o water: hint of sulphur. Red, dark fruit, apples, banana, mint, eucalyptus, thyme, wood glue.

      w/ water: less sulphur, less sweet, more mint and eucalyptus. Definitely more spices. Less wood.
    • Taste
      w/o water: long, sweet dark fruit arrival. Long development of warm sweetness, hints of mint, cake, icing sugar, wood spices.

      w/ water: the arrival is drier, longer development with more spiciness, less mint, lots of wood.
    • Finish
      Long finish of sherry wood spiciness, dry and warm.

  77. Calmar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very, very good, especially the fragrance, it seemed that the taste would be pure syrup, but the sour notes in taste and after-taste corrected the situation; By type and age, a comparison with Glendronach Revival suggests and the comparison will not be in favor of Glenfarclas - close, very close, but on all points Revival is ahead of this sample, there is a lack of variety of hues and halftones with sufficient depth and power.
    • Nose
      Dense, rich, dried fruits - dried apricots, raisins, crushed grape pits, warm wood, something like a box for cigars or tobacco, lemonade, a little orange crusts and red oranges, sweet wool, sweet grape syrup, peaches.
    • Taste
      Sour-sweet, wood, dried fruits, a little pepper and ginger, chocolate.
    • Finish
      Soft and delicate, light pepper and spices on the background of a restrained but powerful sweet-sour, with a woody flavor, canvases. Further, there is a slight bitterness on the raisin background.

  78. Captain.Islay scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The maturity you notice him, can withstand a few drops of water, then you can wonderfully deal with it. good P / L
    • Nose
      Malt, cocoa, cream, sherry, chocolate, almonds, wax, varnish, clove, strawberry cream sweet, rose, pineapple
    • Taste
      Pepper, buttery, malty, caramel
    • Finish
      Short-middle length, oily, light touch

  79. spigray scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  80. spigray scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I´m not the biggest fan of gf, but I find this one quite good, better than the 17 or the 21 I think.
    the aftertaste is relatively clean, which is not always the case with gf.
    86/100
    • Nose
      the typical gf cooked fruit aroma with whiffs of smoke. also dried fruit like dates and sultanas. a few nuts and mild toffee
    • Taste
      creamy attack , quite some oomph, almost a little rough. caramel, nuts, baked apple, black pepper, cinnamon. getting rather dry. there´s a little rummy touch to it.
    • Finish
      medium length, dry

  81. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      74 74

  82. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Pungent, watery, woody, too little fruit, especially in the taste, spicy finish, plus evil sulfur - GF-typical for me
    • Nose
      a lot of sulfur, wood, clove, a little sherry-fruity, vanilla, honey
    • Taste
      too much sulfur, too much carnation, very little fruit, spicy, watery, vanilla, biscuit, lemon, oak
    • Finish
      ...

  83. HW74 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      89 89

  84. Allandale scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A firm and rounded body.
    • Nose
      Plenty of sherry, oak, maltiness, and hint of smokiness, all the elements of a lovely mixed bouquet.
    • Taste
      Assertive, again all the elements completed.
    • Finish
      Long and smooth.

  85. Dieter_W scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    If you expect a Sherrytunte at the 15 Glenfarclas, you will be disappointed. Who expects something strange will like him. For me a hammer part is fair in the price.
    • Nose
      Citrus, a lot of honey, pear, nuts, oranges, many peaches, a little cinnamon with a bread stack, herbs, more fruity. Overall, a lighter, wineier, finer fragrance in the GF. But he is not without, in the back of the secret chamber you will discover atypical GF flavors. If you have drunk the glass and something leaves, you can also discover its dirty side. Earthy - fermented fruit - or some sulfur. Definitely not a typical Glenfarclas.
    • Taste
      The fruity continues. Slightly sour, oranges, herbs, fresh apples. With 46% he has a nice power, they spread out immediately on the tongue.
    • Finish
      Lighter and more filigree than the Springbank

  86. RR60 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  87. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  88. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  89. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    tasting this made me smile, as with
    glenfarclas’s
    consistency, this indeed tasted like the 15 year old version of their standard
    malt, no more no less *would have scored an 84 but overpriced
    here in my country (more than twice the price of the 10 or 12)
    • Nose
      rich sherry, malt, stewed fruits,
      roasted sugars, wood spice, light earth, hint of bread, light smoke
    • Taste
      a bit flat but full flavored, red
      fruits, woodsy, spice, cinnamon
    • Finish
      short, lime fizz, red fruits, malt
      at the back

  90. St. Pauli scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A good dram for a distillery's standard assortment. It's mainly toffeed and on dried fruits, but has some level of freshness too.
    • Nose
      A typical sherry nose, with flor and rancio. It is followed by salted butter toffee notes and creamy vanilla. The fruit is mainly of the dried variant (sultanas, figs, dates), but there is also some blueberry jam. It gives the nose a fresh twist, together with honeyed barley and fresh herbs.
    • Taste
      Good body, considering the 46% ABV. Could have been bigger, but I'm not complaining. It has a level of fresh acidity of orange juice, nutty sherry aromas, a little bit of gunpowder even. Further there is dried fruit, cherry and gentle spice.
    • Finish
      The finish is relatively short, with toffee, dark sugar, fruit (dried fruit) and pepper. 

  91. fgg scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      80 80

  92. fgg scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Very good dram considering the age an the price. Nice.
    • Nose
      A lot of fruit, some bitterness, sherry, butter, caramel.
    • Taste
      Very soft and sweet. Caramel, butter. Dry at the end.
    • Finish
      Short to medium

  93. chlinatele scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nice sherry whisky The 15 years and the 46% fit very well
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  94. robain scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    • Nose
      butter, sweet, sherryish
    • Taste
      butter, honey, popcorn

  95. robain scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  96. MasterOfPuppets scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Tasty, but the 18s offers more for the money.
    • Nose
      Sulfur, cloves, red fruits, caramel, dark chocolate, almond, peach, malty, white chocolate
    • Taste
      Sulfur, oak, carnation, rosemary, red fruits, white pepper, basil
    • Finish
      Medium long, spicy with chocolate

  97. uap304 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very good. It's an interesting case study in sherry influence to taste this beside the GlenDronach 15-year old.
    • Nose
      Creamy sherry, oak, artificial grape flavoring. In a good way.
    • Taste
      Smooth and rounded. Sweet sherry, tannins, faintly cheesy.
    • Finish
      Lemon, minty soap, malt, leaving dry spicy tannins.

  98. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A dram of a beautiful complexity, very pleasant at the end of the meal.
    • Nose
      A nice nose very Sherry on dried fruits. There are also exotic fruits, vanilla too and a minty freshness.
    • Taste
      A mouth always very Sherry. Dark chocolate, toffee and some very light spices. Acrid and malty finish.
    • Finish
      A long finish on coffee, coffee and still coffee.

  99. hansreitzema scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

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

  100. 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

  101. sebbes did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    great whisky, great value for money
    • Nose
      caramel sweetness, sherry, butter biscuits, oak, dark plum and raspberry
    • Taste
      Sponge cake, full-bodied / oily and soft, an unexpected sharpness comes after
    • Finish
      slightly bitter, fir, gingerbread spice, dry oak aroma

  102. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 47 points Expert Senior

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

  103. KOQ24 scored this whisky 73 points Expert Junior

    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

  104. Andytka3 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    N-
    Easily the best of their core range (12,15 &17). Big and beefy,
    rich aromas from a sherry cask matured notes of clove, caramel, dried
    fruits and a whiff of tree sap (balloon?) Chocolate, burnt honey and
    floral. Nose deeper for a touch of balsamic.

    P- Right touch of sweetness to complement the burst of spice, dried fruits and spicy.

    F- Smooth, substantial and lasting. Gentle spiciness remains with various flavours marriage well together.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  105. Goethe scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    This one is the improved 12 year old version but not as much mature as the 18 year old fellow. This whisky is very well sherried with a slightly bitter aftertaste. But altogether well done.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 9/10
    • Nose
      Sherry, red fruits, raisins, dates, plums, marzipan, chocolate.
    • Taste
      Sherry, spices, oranges, dried red fruits.
    • Finish
      Medium. Oak, chocolate and coffee. A slightly bitter aftertaste.

  106. vojt466 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    An interesting combination of sherry elements with a weak influence of peat - very good - compared to Glendronach 15 more sour and fruity (and, of course, even finer, more frugal)
    • Nose
      Sherry, dark dried fruits - figs, chocolate cherries, apricots, malt - slightly less dense than Glendronach 15
    • Taste
      Sherry, again in chocolate cherries combined with fine alcoholic sharpness, citrus, oranges, mandarins, caramel, a little bit of peat and toasted toast - beautiful juicy, smoky fruit :)
    • Finish
      In the reverberation (which is, by the way, long oak) oak tones and more protruding peat in combination with bitter chocolate, toasted toast and a little bit of sharpness

  107. sapecosta scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

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

  108. Opeth83 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Great bottle for sherried whisky lovers, not too much dark chocolate but more on fruit and even a little smoky. Very complex whisky. Textbook 85pt for me. 

    I bought another bottle and this one scores much higher, i really like the smooth fruitiness in that one. Maybe some batch differences in this one?

    score this one higher: 87 pt.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  109. Daan Tje scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  110. Waykid scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    My favourite of the younger (10-12-15-21) Farclas core-range. I have quaffed several bottles of this during the years and I just never get tired of it. The higher strength and really a perfect sherry-maturation make it something extraordinary. Much sweeter than the 21 but also somehow deeper, rounder.

  111. Eclectic Scotchist scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Tasting notes further down!
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      74 74

  112. J23 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  113. 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

  114. whiskybros scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    You can find our review at http://www.whiskybros.com/#!Glenfarclas-15yo/c21kp/576942170cf2b41ee75441d0
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  115. pianoman scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Red wine, sherry, blueberries, plums. Something wet earth. Sweetened almonds.
    • Taste
      Sherry. Cherry. Chocolate pastries.

  116. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    very oak-rich with strong bitterness and long-lasting oak-spice-so I get along well and I like it, unfortunately I seem to have caught a very sulphurous batch, which is reflected in the nose and on the palate. Some like it, not me. The fruity-sweet side on the sherry comes too short.
    • Nose
      significantly more sherry than the 12er. Quite strong notes of sulfur, raisins, the fruits are darker than the 12er but still dominate the events citrus fruits. He looks set and creamier, more spicy at the same time, more vanilla. Since I do not like the sulfur notes in the aroma, the nose does not convince me.
    • Taste
      Seasoning, some pepper, oak, sulfur, dry, raisins, vanilla, bittersweet and milk chocolate
    • Finish
      Oak, sulfur, vanilla, wood chips, dark chocolate, coffee, becoming dry, nutty, citrus and less red fruit (hard to define), quite a long bitter finish

  117. ApricotOne scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  118. славон scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

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

  119. Thermidor scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    For a sub-50€ bottle this is quite nice. Not perfect by any means but no reason to complain either.
    • Nose
      The sherry here is lighter than I expected. More of that slightly filthy smoky/peaty note that can be found toned down in the 21. A little like bacon grease and marmalade mixed, slightly caramelish but burnt note, and fresh cooked or steamed corn. There's a clean, bright fruit note in this one that seems to get lost in the sherry sea in the other Glenfarclas OBs, but I find it hard to identify. Something pineappleish?
    • Taste
      The sherry was hiding here. Nice sweet notes, real sherry, not candied-tasting. Not much of a booze bite. Sufficiently full body for a whisky this age, very even and pleasing taste that's like eating a spoonful of plum jam and chasing it down with a glass of Pedro Ximenez...
    • Finish
      ...and with a finish that just doesn't quit but keeps hanging around a long time after you'd expect it to have stopped.

  120. Wild Thing scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  121. Wild Thing scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Is in the aroma still quite good, but in the taste he does not like me very much. The mixture of strong dryness, wood and citrus fruit I like not so good. Also, I find no smoke, neither in the aroma and taste, just the dark fruit that appears in the aroma a little ...
    • Nose
      Yes, the sherry is quite clear in the aroma. Many citrus fruits are to be found. The whole comes over pretty fresh. Maybe a touch of raisins and some oak.
    • Taste
      Quite dry with dark chocolate. The oak comes through quite well, I would not have expected the aroma of her. And again this strong citrus fruit.
    • Finish
      Long and dry. I also like nuts, and I think pepper ...

  122. Spirit of Delphi scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Odor: strong, dark Sherryton, light smoke Taste: strong and sweet. Nicely balanced between sherry, malt and smoke. Balance: good Finish: medium, light malt Overall impression: nice, strong good. Pleasant that no intrusive malt is in it. A little more complex and longer finish would be nice Points: 86

  123. Dre73 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Character and tasteful whisky, with clear sherry influences. With the addition of a little water, the sharp edges disappear, and the chocolate influences increase.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  124. Dre73 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Tasty whisky with a somewhat spicy character, in which the sherry casks clearly return in the smell and taste.
    • Nose
      Raisins, citrus fruits, especially orange. Sherry. Also some sweet, vanilla. And oak.
    • Taste
      Red fruit, spicy, slightly peppery. Somewhere also some (milk) chocolate. Oak. With water: Sharp goes off, milk chocolate comes more to the fore, and nuts.
    • Finish
      Some sharp aftertaste, peppery, medium-long. Bit dry. Red fruit, and sweet.

  125. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N: Super light in colour for a 15yo, and a sherried 15 at that. i was convinced this was a Glenrothes with its distinctive sherried black raisins, burnt rubber [erasers] and delicious oily heart. There's a sweet softness to this Glen.., with a touch of breezy [ozone] and flora ’n’ fauna.
    T: Dark sherry arrival, small figs, cranberries, suede, mild wafts of lilacs=lilies and ginger cordial with a lovely malt heart - and burnt rubber of course, that's a given with this bottling. More burnt rubber as it softens towards a Lurpak note.
    F: Lots of Sauternes throughout the finish to the end and a competent landing.
    C: Good stuff, right up my street with lots of character and quirkiness. Glenfarclas use 1st or 2nd refill casks - so this batch is 2nd refill then, that seems evident. Next up, no. 4: WB

    Scores a B-

  126. gerardvw scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

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

  127. Cast Olila scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  128. ErzWhisky scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      raisins; sweet; ripe oranges; gentle sherry; Früchtkuchen; dried pears
    • Taste
      mild seasoning; nuts
    • Finish
      medium; gently; balanced between light sweetness and light dryness

  129. jankes scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  130. Palindrome scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Smells of creme brulee, toffee, marshmallows, tasted barley. The sulfur overtones have improved after I oxygenated the whisky a few times. I took some days after that to shape up. Palate: treacle, toffee, oak, tannins, mustiness, and some sulfer still. The finish is medium to short. . A friend of mine came over to my house and was served a small taste of this. He spit a mouthful into the sink and exlaimed "Blah!" I was quite upset by that sort of stupidity. What a waste. He won't be tasting my whisky collection again any time soon. In all fairness, he is a whisky heathen but still. This man will easily drink very cheap bourbon but he could not tolerate the Farclas 15. That says something. The sulfur ruins whatever else is there in the single malt. This bottle has been open for three weeks. I have not oxygenated it. Whisky in the glass improves noticeably with the passing of about twenty minutes. The sulfur lessens to some degree. However, adding even a little water makes the sulfur even worse. Score: 79. In past years I have returned a Glenfarclas 21 and a 25 to the store both due to excessive sulfur. In each case, the manager took one whiff of the bottle and did not hesitate to return my money. I have a very nostalgic memory of a Glenfarclas 21 from about five years ago at a very nice hotel bar. It kept me going back time and time again to the liquor store for a bottle of a Farc that was even half way there to that bygone glory. I'm afraid I've now given up. This bottle is the clencher. No more.  Three winters ago, on the most windy day in probably a decade, I drove down to a town about two hours south of my home to get a bottle of Glenfarclas 40 for only $350. I ended up trading it. Should have kept it just for the value of it. That was a mistake but the sulfur in other bottles just put me off. I went to a friend's house about two years ago and tasted the most sulfuric of all: a Farc 17. It tasted like rotten eggs it was so bad. I added water and it became terrible. I urged my friend to return the bottle for a refund. I doubt he did. Knowing him, he soldiered through it over the long haul of a year or so.  

  131. thomasflsts scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  132. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  133. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: Clear sherry, fruits, oak
    Taste: Sherry, some malt, dark fruits, dry, oak
    Finish: long, Sherry

  134. maltaholic scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    For me one of the most affordable sherry bottlings. Wonderful!

  135. Jonkers scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Definitely one of the better Glenfarclas whiskys.
    • Nose
      Oak wood and sherry. South fruits (pineapple, hints of mango).
    • Taste
      Very sweet from sherry and tropical fruits. A bit oily.
    • Finish
      Sweet and long.

  136. mer1973 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  137. Maltbehr64 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  138. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    2015 bottle.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  139. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    This one is better than the last bottle I had, still a good value malt by anyone`s standards.
    • Nose
      Sweet and quite pungent with hams, Dutch Edam cheese, sticky toffee pudding.
    • Taste
      Sweet toffee, sherry, chocolate, hints of orange and a little ginger.
    • Finish
      Medium length on sweet sherry.

  140. Rogier Engel scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      81 81

  141. alectron scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Single Sample. Blind tasting, 10/2015
    • Nose
      honey, dry oak, apples. (82)
    • Taste
      sweet, salty, prickly, faint cardboard, silver, dry leather, bitter edge towards the end. (80)
    • Finish
      new style sherry, grape skin, faint dry smoke, granite, dusting sugar. (81)

  142. whiskeyjedi scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Glenfarcla's 15y
    Tasted 2015-10-30 @ Tobi:
    N fruity, dark, chocolate, slightly malty
    G voluminous, Mazipan chocolate, liquorice root,
    really great, 85

  143. Georges scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  144. Georges scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet, sherry, rich, creamy, spicy (cinnamon), fruity (oranges)
    • Taste
      Sweet, sherry, christmas cake, almonds, fruity (oranges), raisins
    • Finish
      Medium long, dry, spicy

  145. Dramned! did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very nice, balanced and multi-faceted aroma, which unfortunately does not reflect the taste. He is rather disappointingly weak and you have to look for details. The alcohol is still fairly present for a 15-year-old. The relatively long, pleasantly spicy finish then compensates a little the clouded joy again. Will soon try the 21 year old.
    • Nose
      Strong cherry, oak, salt, old leather
    • Taste
      Honey, sherry, fresh barley stalks
    • Finish
      very mild sherry sweetness and grassy-malty in the long finish

  146. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      83 83

  147. Butei scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Nice whisky, decent, not special. price / quality is ok. Rating: 80.
    • Nose
      Strong smell; Spicy & fruity, green apples.
    • Taste
      Strong taste; spicy, licorice & ginger.
    • Finish
      Dry aftertaste, keeps hanging.

  148. Butz75 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  149. lyndondd428 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    N: a style of sherry all in all 'dry' and certainly of modern conception (let's say immediately that the other Glenfarclas is a distant relative of this); a bit 'pungent, even at first with a note of wet cardboard that slowly decreases, but never completely. Even with these edges, the overall profile, thanks also to a prolonged rest in the glass, is ennobled by a series of elegant and all sherried aromas: strawberry tart, hazelnut, marzipan, apple chips and dehydrated fruit in general. Raisins. One also perceives a wood that has just been cut (or of wood for wood); sweetened milk. Candied orange, a pinch. Resting the dram and passing to the old Farclas, on our return we seem incredibly younger: the nose, shocked by the complexity of the other, seems to give notes of candied fruit, yeast, young malt ... P: here is the major rock that, to our taste, prevents us to better appreciate the Glenfarclas of the core range: the lack of power of the palate. On the whole it is fresh and a dryness remains. Almond suggestions and a discreet red fruit. Burnt sugar (also in the sense of freshly made jam). So much cerealoso malt, for a whisky that is a bit 'all here. Note of merit: the compactness, the unitary and ultimately characteristic taste of the distillery. F: dried fruit returns, even milk. A little bit of cigar smoke. Long, persistent, pleasant. http://whiskyfacile.com/2013/12/16/glenfarclas-15-yo-ob-46/

  150. Maczet scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    no sulfur perceptible
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  151. Sygkofar scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    I recently tried an old batch of this and it was far better than any the new batches I've tried. In fact it might have been the best Glenfarclas I've ever tried. Go figure.

  152. Achany scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  153. FarclasFanatic scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    Very drinkable, and brings the same joy to beginners as well as expert drinkers. I found that despite this is not as heavily sherried and aged as other Glenfarclas, it still needs some time to open up. Open the bottle and let it rest a few days then it becomes very enjoyable.

  154. Ciro scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  155. wildewillem scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  156. Defeatless scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Sweet sherry, dumpy cellar. Chesterfield chair. Floral detergent (a very nice one). Well this is an good expression on the nose! Hint of malt and oak but not much.

    Initial taste: Sweet and sour taste of a proper highlander. Sherry and a bitter note. Like old leather. But also some heater. and some five spices herbs.

    Body: medium, which is a bit of a bummer

    Finish: medium-long: the old sherry influence stays for a while, there is more red fruit coming through though.

    Price: very well priced as all for their core range is.

    Presentation: well as always, like the fact that they let the whisky speak for itself, and don't have such an heavy marketing.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  157. MacMalty scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  158. Sybramsky scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      78 78

  159. theo22 scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    A malt that does not convince me.
    There is only sulfur in the nose. Nothing else, just sulfur.

    On the palate, it is quite fine and strong, but also outweighs aromatic sulfur.
    Perhaps the most unpleasant 15-year-old I've ever had.
    I let him air several weeks.
    This is a bottle code warning:
    25 02 14
    3 09 52 88

  160. vb_bembel scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      79 79

  161. Koloman scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    One of the best single malts in this price segment!
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  162. yapi scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    a bit of sulphur the first drams, but then that clears out. Very good quality after that! 

  163. DRS scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  164. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N: Immediately moorish - creamy with lots of oak and sherry. Good forest notes, flinty and earth with heaps of vanilla. Sugary sweet with oodles of raisins and quite malty too. Lyons ginger cake, fudge and leather make this quite Inchgower like. Theres an odd smoky bacon edge but its not undesirable. Loses its impact after an hour and feels fragile to oxidisation.

    T: Sweet, oaky and malty with fresh aniseed notes following through but this is all about the raisins. Oak and sherry creates a charming bitter<sweet lowlands style when the beefy, tomatoey notes show through on arrival after some time. There seem to be new notes on every sip. Overall, a very good delivery and full vibrant mouthful with a playful and changing profile.

    F: Nettle green, aniseed, mint chocolate with a long finish where everything from nose to palate is true to the end

    C: Rather classy this. Equally comfortable as a leisurely sipper or one to be analysed in-depth, offering as much as you wish to look for. Fine whisky this one and a far better batch than ive tried in previous years, one which scored as low as C-

    Scores a B+

  165. Whiskyinagogo scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    A delightful nose, and although this whisky is not without it's faults on the palate in my opinion, there's still something incredibly engaging about it.
    • Nose
      Fruit, raspberry and strawberry notes, Christmas pudding, and Oloroso.
    • Taste
      Some nuts, spice, a bit rough and peppery in the development.
    • Finish
      A long, deliciously creamy sherry finish.

  166. Glenfarclas1887 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  167. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    even a slight increase to the 12-year-old, especially the nose can score here. Tasty drink!
    • Nose
      Compared to the 12 yo already significantly more sherry influence, a really beautiful flowery chocolate note, blood orange and kirsch. Very full bouquet.
    • Taste
      also right here full orange aroma, very tasty, unfortunately, here comes soon oak and then somehow nothing more.
    • Finish
      barely longer than the 12er, more sherry tones without me from the stool to tear.

  168. notesofmalt scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Glenfarclas 15 years, original bottling, 46% alc.
    Region: Speyside, Scotland

    Nose: Fruity with red berries and a subtle sweetness, which is incorporated into a very light (dry) smoke. I also find sweetened cornflakes. Spices develop for this purpose. After a while, the single malt is reminiscent of a moss-covered forest floor with dew. Beautifully complex.
    ...
    Palate: Slightly bitter, beautiful oak notes. Spices and sweet fruits. Blackberries, currants, in the end walnuts and almonds.

    Finish: medium to long-lasting, menthol and bitter fruits.

    Conclusion: Genial malt with great PLV!
    88/100 points (tasted 2012, approx. 45 €) posted on my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/notesofwhisky

  169. Fable scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  170. Cast Olila scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  171. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  172. checkpointuk scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2014/glenfarclas-aktuelle-standards-von-15yo-bis-zu-40yo-32917/

    Color: gold
    Nose: Sherry, sulfur, soap, flowers, vanilla, lemon juice, slightly spicy, with honey and aromas of cinnamon, jam biscuits and fine herbs - all in all, not very voluminous, but round.
    Taste: First thin, a little perfume, salty and sweet! Spicy herbs, oranges, honey, almonds and caramel. Ever more pungent aromas, light wood influence, dull, earthy and nutty notes.
    Finish: Medium long - tart sherry aromas and slightly bitter, oak, some pepper, hazelnuts, a little nougat and cocoa powder, getting drier. Round, but a bit unspectacular!
    84 points (nose: 84 / taste: 84 / finish: 83)

  173. Maltm8 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    While it is technically good, this sample is a bit...suspect. The beefy part is just not complimenting the sweetness is the nose.
    • Nose
      Yoghurt (ferment), banana, wild strawberry, creamy euro oak wood spice and vanilla. Hint of clove hidden behind the sherry (raisin) note.
    • Taste
      Meaty, almost beef (hint of leather and peat?), spice up front, powerful and nutty
    • Finish
      Malt, fudge, vanilla, walnut, hint of leather

  174. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  175. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A very decent, modestly priced sherried whisky.
    • Nose
      Fudge, bramble, vanilla, malt, cookies, lime, raisin, apple and warm sand.
    • Taste
      Toffee, clove, almond, hazelnut, bramble and raisin. A little bitter.
    • Finish
      Fudge, pepper, nutmeg, plum, raspberry, orange and almond. A slight whiff of rubber.

  176. ThS scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  177. ThS scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A standard very marked by the toffee but with a lot of notes that detonate. Surprising.
    • Nose
      A little sherry nose ... dates, hazelnuts, lots of toffee. A match note rubbed. Floral notes (lily of the valley, white lilac) that tend to disappear. A hint of tea and orange. Spicy impression. Not unpleasant but not exciting.
    • Taste
      Oily and dry at a time. Spicy (red pepper sauce), a little sulfur, hazelnut. Rancio. It stings! Red hot chili finish?
    • Finish
      A bit bitter and pungent. Always the toffee. Average length.

  178. Angelos scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Not everyone will enjoy the light sharpness note in the taste!
    • Nose
      Intense toffe notes in combination with vanilla. Sherry and ripe oranges. Burnt almonds, some dried raisins and quite spicy
    • Taste
      Sweet and well balanced. Spiciness from the european oak. Very fruity with oranges again, toffee and some citrus notes in the end!
    • Finish
      Medium! Sweetness and spiciness (fennel?) together! Tannins from the european oak in a pleasant way! Not overwhealming, but good!

  179. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Excellent dram and a whisky that will have a permanent position in my cabinet. The nose benefits from the addition of water but i'm not sure about the palate. 

    (Rating interval 85-88)
    • Nose
      Immediate juicy oloroso sherry hits the nose, with spicy dark fruits, caramel, some vanilla and assorted nuts. There is a hint organic solvent like naphtha, dark roasted coffee and orange peel.
    • Taste
      Butterscotch, figs, dried apricots, raisins, carnation and cinnamon. After water more orange peel and marzipan appear.
    • Finish
      The finish is long with substantial spiciness, good body and vanilla followed by cayenne pepper and roasted nuts.

  180. ThS scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  181. Eclectic Scotchist scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Light to medium-bodied. A little under-matured and at times somewhat harsh for a Glenfarclas after my tastes (which means that the trademark richness of Glenfarclas never really makes itself known to me). In my opinion Glenfarclas generally needs more than 15 years of maturation to really shine. Still a rather good whisky overall, but I would recommend paying up for the 21 or 25 year old expressions, which I feel deliver a much richer Glenfarclas-experience.
    • Nose
      Dried fruits, spices
      (cinnamon?), honey, nuttiness, sweet strawberry jam or boiled candy,
      caramel, candied pear, mellow and rich (slightly polished) oak and
      somewhat tannic 'oak spices', sweet liquorice, sweet and fruity malt,
      fresh and 'treated' leather, some sherry, very faint peat smoke and a
      creamy character in the background. 
    • Taste
      Dried fruits, cream,
      mellow oak, some tannic sweetness, but also some harshness as well, some
      very faint caramel/toffee in the background, somewhat earthy (unburnt
      peat? ), liquorice and some traces of the honey picked up in the nose
      - the taste is quite malty throughout.
    • Finish
      Remnants of the dried fruit, mellow oak, cream,
      nuttiness, very faint peat smoke towards the end, some faint boiled candy,
      same earthiness as on the palate, liquorice - the finish is also
      influenced by malt throughout.

  182. Toffie76 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Whisky anti-grip. A Sunday night whisky, actually! Ideal for converting a whisky-skeptic into a future malt-fan.
    • Nose
      Fruity nose, with a touch of very subtle smoke or a little leather side. Very sweet, a touch of spicy / woody brings a certain depth. Stewed fruit, crème brûlée, maple syrup.
    • Taste
      The mouth follows the nose. It's still pretty sweet, and the 46 degrees of alcohol could pass for a small 43 °. That said, it's nice. Whisky very relaxed. A lot of fruity, always faithful to the first nose.
    • Finish
      Malted / cereal pronounced and small touch bitter at the end of the mouth very pleasant. Average length, fairly linear and coherent development.

  183. z-imaging scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  184. nathanyael scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  185. Vins111 did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    I tasted a miniature and loved this, so I bought a bottle. Sadly I got one where the sulphur overpowers completely. Can`t find any codes on the bottle. What`s really frustrating is that you can still taste there`s some awesome whisky behind all this sulphur.

  186. LukeFive scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  187. Xstream scored this whisky 50 points Expert Senior

    Ruined by sulphur!

    Furthermore:

    It needs some time to breath properly with a few drops of water to really open up and get it`s optimal flavor profile. 
    It`s a tasty oily warming whisky. But it lacks a little in depth. Caramel, some mild spices and sulphur is what i get mainly and some dried orange fruit (marmelade) in the warming finish. 
    Comparing it to the 25 yo, it definitely profits from a little more aging. I must have had the wrong batch with too much sulphur, which ruins the whisky.

    Very inconsistent quality, since i`ve read many people write about the sulphur issue.

  188. Bishlouk scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    For me, the best quality / price ratio of the Glenfarclas standard range. It is drunk without any difficulty. A good Glenfarclas to tackle the single malt. Note that, during a tasting with friends, this Glenfarclas was acclaimed by the women present. A track to explore, therefore, if you take out your bottles in the presence of these ladies.
    • Nose
      Many fresh cereals, it's like being in a field of barley. A little vanilla, woody notes. Yellow fruits cooked in the background.
    • Taste
      A typical Speysider: sweet, malty, fruity, a little woody. Very round, all is nice without being complex.
    • Finish
      Short. Light drying (wood) of the mouth, and dried fruits.

  189. Ivynor scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nothing transcendent but rather accessible. A sherry ok for this price. 84 in 2013 and 87 in 2014! Aeration did a lot of good. This is the first time I put so much difference on the same bottle. Average of 86 for encouragement.
    • Nose
      The father is in his Glenfarclas period. After the age of 15, he will go to 105. The opportunity to beg him a few drops of this classic sherry
      Sherry nose: sweetness, wood, candied fruit. Reminiscent of Armagnac After a year of aeration: dry sherry, lots of wood, gingerbread, lemon peel, caramel, and marseille soap in the empty glass!
    • Taste
      Sugar, vanilla, wood, a little orange peel. After a year of aeration in bottle: Fairly sweet, less dry than nose, a little greasy (little), spices, plums; Mirabelle plums, grapes, caramel, vanilla, wood, but also green fruits (gives the impression of a young speyside in refill butt)
    • Finish
      Cocoa, sugar, wood but also plants and a slight bitterness. After aeration: Vanilla, milk chocolate (very pleasant), then back to drought and green fruits. A little too short.

  190. Tothemorrow scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Full-bodied and very well balanced
    • Nose
      Vinous, perfume notes, dates, oak, fudge, fresh grass, marzipan and orange peel 
    • Taste
      Warm, dates, raisin, rather dried fruits than spicy notes.
    • Finish
      Sweet medium-long finish.

  191. Alex scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Sweet and fruity on the nose with lots of sherry and chocolate. Little coffee and more toffee. With spices from the oak such as, mint, cinnamon, little putty and wood polish. The taste is sweet, on dried fruits, cappuccino and toffee. Then some sour citrus fruits, but it stays more on the sweet side. Yummie with a good balance. The finish is medium long, on a sweet and sour rope. More coffee, more and more oak.

    I do like the 15yo a lot. Due to batch variation, the quality differs from good to excellent (84-90 points). But in any case excellent value for the money. This one was bottled on June 15, 2011. 

  192. granella2003 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Has an edge more thanks to a slightly more high-grade and each more than long maturation than the 12yo. Notes of citrus, marzipan and berries, sherry. On the final a little `arrives carrying wood tannins and spices that bring balance and shape to this wonderful whisky.

    Colour: Rich golden amber. Odour: delicious bouquet with oily tones of oak, lots of sherry and beautiful aromas of vanilla, peat and light smoky notes. Taste: round and firm, sweet sherry aromas, vanilla, malt. A nice mix of elements with a beautiful sherry sweet aftertaste with soft smoky tones, long, pleasant and smooth.

  193. granella2003 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  194. granella2003 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      An intense opening sweet sherry with butterscotch followed and balanced by green apple, blueberries and orange peel. In the background changing tones of rich malt, sherry and spices in a playful manner
    • Taste
      Rich and complex. Clear taste of burnt sugar followed by maple syrup, rich fruit, delicate peat and malt with hints of cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Long finish that fits perfectly on the palate, aftertaste of roasted oak with full notes of sherry and toffee.

  195. whiskas scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sherry, roasted nuts, butterscotch, orange, ginger, dried & candied fruit followed by gentle smoke.
    • Taste
      Orange marmalade, raisin, dates, figs, apple, hazelnut, malt and cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Long dry spicy nutty finish.

  196. Furtia scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  197. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Gorgeous nose, sweet and fruity with the sherry perfectly integrated into the whole. Got even better with a bit of time in the glass and a couple of drops of water, bringing out the rich complexity even more and releasing additional hints of vanilla. Silky and spicy on the palate, with the oak coming through a bit more than I would have liked. Medium-long finish, albeit a bit dry. Great value for money and fantastic that it is bottled at 46%.

    Edit: Nose changed dramtically as the bottle emptied, developing a strong rubbery element (sulphur I guess) that was not pleasant. In fact, it got to the point where prolonged nosing gave me a headache! A real disappointment after the quality of the nose on initially opening the bottle. (Original score for nose: 91)
    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  198. m884 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Sherry, a bit plum spread, raisins, dried fruits/apricots, marzipanMouth: Sherry, oak, dry, a bit taninsFinish: Fruity, sherry, a bit oak, red fruits - lingering all the way to the end, medium longComment: Excellent nose - there is a lot to discover, so take time nosing this. The rest falls a bit flat compared to the nose but still solid. 

  199. Igor scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very good! Required for those who're not indifferent to quality sherried whiskies.
    • Nose
      Strong honey impact (honeycomb, apiary). Vanilla sweetness, cocoa, cigar box, old bookshop, antique furniture. Muscat table grapes, duchesse pears.
    • Taste
      Raisins, sultanas, nutmeg, cedar nuts, cinnamon, coffee with milk, plain chocolate.
    • Finish
      Long. Warm spices, nutty and wooden notes, tannins, bitter tangerine segments, orange peel, sweetened lime.

  200. Alex scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    One of my favorites of Glenfarclas` standard range. Shows all of GF`s trademark sherry style (dried fruits, dark chocolate, unsweetened bitter coffee, christmas cake); maybe not as refined as the 17yo or 21 yo, however it delivers more character which I prefer.

    And as all of the standard range bottlings it offers great value for the money!

    By it`s quality, it does challenge the Macallan 18 yo Sherry oak, for just 1/3 of the price! 

  201. Ikkakumon scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very balanced, a real delight.
    • Nose
      Orange, caramel, fruits secs.
    • Taste
      Very fruity (orange, prunes, grapes, cooked apples), some spice, caramel, cream.
    • Finish
      Relatively long, tannin on the finish, creme brulee, ripe fruit.

  202. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N: sherry, dry, roses and marzipan
    T: creamy, dry with tannins
    F: spicy, ending sweet

  203. HunterRomario scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I made a direct comparison with BenRiach SherryWood and these two whiskys have a lot to do, there are slight differences between them, Glenfarclas is smoother and finer, BenRiach is a bit more distinctive.
    • Nose
      Delicate, rich aroma of chocolate, sherry, raisins and Belgian pralines.
    • Taste
      The taste is dense, smooth, nothing extra vivid, dry, sherry with a spice of spices.
    • Finish
      Dozuk is massive and long enough.

  204. d1scostu scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    very balanced and interwoven dufes / flavors, a very good Glenfarclas at a fabulous price: 88 points
    • Nose
      very expressive! many bright fruits, peach, citrus, strawberry (?), melon, oak / spices, vanilla, pepper
    • Taste
      sweet, vanilla, raisins, light oak, salivary, oily
    • Finish
      very long and warm finish, chilli, pepper

  205. hsmithjr scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Excellent as is.  Water does not do it justice.
    • Nose
      Immense cream sherry.   Perfume.  Nutty.  Figs and sultanas.
    • Taste
      Sweet.  More sherry   Raisins, dates, and walnuts.  Malt, with a touch of peat. 
    • Finish
      Long and sweet.  Walnut bread.

  206. Feusi scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    If you like sherry, here you will have it. Spicy honey in the nose. Complex dried fruits with malt and a nice smoke on the palate. A long finish with warm and spicy wooden notes. This is form me a marvelous bottle with a very good price/performance ratio, is every cent worth.

  207. ardpeat scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    this 15 years proves that it is not necessary to be complex to be very good. a good choice to learn speyside without question. the simplest are sometimes the best
    • Nose
      not complex but very beautiful in its simplicity. caramel milk chocolate hazelnut
    • Taste
      the mouth is a little rough and very well balanced and like the nose not complex. apples cooked with cinnamon and raisins with a little prune
    • Finish
      the relatively long finish comes back on caramel and slightly peppery cinnamon

  208. tomy63 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    a Glenfarclas three well balanced
    • Nose
      a lot of sherry, our oak fumes
    • Taste
      sherry, walnut, malted barley and boise, orange.
    • Finish
      long and creamy

  209. fudodachi scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    (No notes on color. Certainly not gin clear.)
    • Nose
      Intense, strong, sherried. Alcohol pushing through. Lots of raisins.
    • Taste
      Raisins. Mellow. Fruity. Good!
    • Finish
      Spicy, good, mellow, long.

  210. CrilleVBG scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The 46% does it's job well, the peppery attack is nice. The finish is not as good as I hoped.
    • Nose
      Spirity nose. Malty and oaky. Earth and fruit. And a hint of sherry.
    • Taste
      Lots of wood flavors. Good peppery attack. Sherry and chocolate.
    • Finish
      Medium long finish. Oak flavors, boring..

  211. nijholtm scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Lovely whisky, better than the Aberlour 16 which is in the same price category. Points; 88.
    • Nose
      A really nice sherried nose hangs around this whisky. But there is a huge vanilla sense. Lovely nice oakwood with a very 'clean' nose, there isn't any peat at all.
    • Taste
      A very smooth taste: nuts, raisins, vanilla and again the oakwood.
    • Finish
      Long, but very smooth, again senses of nuts and vanilla

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