Glenfarclas 21-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
New Label
Stated Age
21 years old
Sherry Cask
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
11 Jul 2007 10:32 pm

Average value

€ 89.18

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 21-year-old

109 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.52 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 88 points Administrator

    When you are looking for an older, substantial Single Malt that isn't outrageously expensive, consider Glenfarclas 21. Intense fruitiness, green apples, gooseberries and hints of pineapple dominate the nose. Fresh herbs, heather honey and faint smoke of 'burned stuff' linger in the background, adding a pleasant complexity. The age of this malt shows in the taste: heavy cask influence with wood spices and tannins combines with fruits and vanilla, culminating in a lasting, nutty and slightly dry finish. A characterful and intriguing Speysider for sophisticated palates.

    RATING: 4.0/5.0 stars ≙ 88 pts → FIRST-CLASS
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. Misery scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Glenfarclas 21 yo | 43% | 21 + 22 + 23 + 21 = 87pts
    N: Banana, banana pie, sherry, chocolate muffin, orange peel, orange juice, lemon, prune, pepper.
    T: Astringent and astringent, oak, dry white wine, banana pastries, black pepper.
    F: Long, warming, pepper, malt, oak, hints of vanilla.
    B: Well, everything seems to be fine, but somehow you expect more from a 21 year old drink. The aftertaste seems to hint that he is 21, that's all.

  3. Pollenflug scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      A mature and elegant Sherrynoten leave a first positive impression. In the direct duel of aromatic intensity, the 21-year-old Glenfarclas against the Glengoyne 21 years and the 21-year-old GlenDronach Parliament has noticeably lost the eye - without, however, stating this as a negative trait. The Glenfarclas is instead soft and mild, the different aromas need a few minutes to unfold. Ripe, red fruits, sweet sherry notes, nuts, marzipan, caramel, juicy oranges, lemon ripeness, milk chocolate, Christmas spices and striking oak wood notes crystallize. A subtle smoky note blends in perfectly with the harmonious and very balanced nose.
    • Taste
      The soft and mild impression also continues in taste: The texture of Glenfarcla is gentle and slightly oily. Elegant Sherrynoten are present immediately. Ripe, red fruits, nuts, almonds, caramel, dark forest honey and chocolate follow. The initially juicy oranges turn into grapefruit, which are slightly acidic. Christmas spices and old oak notes are always present, but never too intrusive or dominant. Hidden in the background, I perceive a slight hint of smoke again. Still very round and harmonious, a bit unspectacular.
    • Finish
      Medium long, sweet and spicy and slightly warming. Gentle sherry notes, sweet caramel, citrus fruits, nuts, chocolate and light smoke slowly fade away. The Christmas spices and the old oak notes are unmistakable and leave a slight dryness on the palate. At the finish line, Glenfarclas lacks a bit of strength.

  4. maltaholic scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The is wonderfully fruity, a lot of sherry, but also oak and vanilla. With that one knows again why I like Glenfarclas so much ...

  5. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A very reliable, gentle, well balanced Glenfarclas expression. No wonder the master distiller manager Callum Fraser told me this to be one of his favorite expressions (the other one he said is the 15yo)
    It is kind of a middle of the road whisky imho.
    • Nose
      Initially a burst of forest fruits, with a little time it gets more to red fruits in general. Also there is a pleasant load of caramel into it. There is a good balance between spirit and cask. It's not too sherried, but also not too spirity. A refined oak influence is also present as well as hints of fresh herbs. A nicely sweet, full and multidimensional nose.
    • Taste
      Rather thick, sweet, oily and gentle on the palate. Red fruits and caramel also present here. Caramel in a fudge kind of way. There is a trace of butter as well which makes it rather creamy. some mild spices complete the palate. very well balanced.
    • Finish
      Medium-long finish. Here the Glenfarclas note comes through the best. A, what I call, typical wet, aged (old) sherry wood taste. I like that! It's sweet, again well balanced and very gentle. Also there is a wee dry note to it in a woodspice kind of way

  6. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 67 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      55 55
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      60 60

  7. mosesumike scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Seen from the PLV, my best from Glenfarclas. The difference to the 15er: The 21 dominates more sweet and less sherry. But more vanilla and therefore he has the better distillery character. Personal impression !
    • Nose
      86 86
      Light sweet smoke rises and mixes the great flavors together. Dry fruits lined with citrus notes. Light sherry with nutmeg to oak and almonds is all there. Class barrel selection! Another hint of vanilla .... great. Delicious !
    • Taste
      87 87
      Rich aroma fills the mouth. Very pleasant with plenty of butterscotch accompanied by oak tones. Wonderfully full-bodied and round everything develops slowly to fruity, smoky and at the same time spicy aromas. Great.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium to long and gentle with a touch of dark chocolate, it sounds pleasant. A round and full-bodied whisky that is always worth pouring. This bottle is always safe on my shelf. Promised :-)

  8. wbarchive_976627 did not rate this whisky Newbie

    • Nose
      moist American white oak, malt, orange
    • Taste
      pungent alcohol, dry, bitter, grainy, orange
    • Finish
      long, bitter, biting, grapefruit, some sulfur, astringent

  9. whiskyd scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. Geri6363 scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Balanced complex sherry whisky, light smoke, sweet and fruity.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86


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