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

€ 85,66

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 21-year-old

113 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.58 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. pdby scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Balanced, even, with the aroma of banana pie, sherry, chocolate muffin, lemon and prunes, the taste is sweet, slightly astringent with tones of dry white wine, banana pastries, oak and black pepper, the finish is long, warming, vanilla-oak.
    This is a very affordable, understandable and enjoyable 21 year old adhesive tape. There is absolutely nothing interesting in it, as well as absolutely no flaws. Perfect as the first drink for exploring whisky, everyone will like it.

    RATING: 87pts - [n22, t21, f22, b22] → | 86-89: Remarkable |

  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. HammerHead scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      vanilla, orange, citrus, raisins, grass, green apple, hay, fiberboard, milk chocolate
    • Taste
      light, sherry, marzipan, milk chocolate, creme brulee, honey, butter, pepper, wood tones

  7. keizerjos scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Smell mild and unobtrusive, taste vanilla, sweet tobacco - even sharp, against the cigarette taste - with a mild soft aftertaste, not that long. Nice, no more. Glenfarclas is not that expensive for its age; nor is he very complex for his age.

  8. Martin1965 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sherry plums, raisins, dark fruits, very light citrus note in the background
    • Taste
      Full body, raisins and spices, sherry, nutty
    • Finish
      Long with milk chocolate

      Super complex, definitely try it

  9. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    delicious ripe whisky, less sherry and less oak than the 17er, but more lawful and quiet.
    • Nose
      sweet and flowery, intense, little sherry, more oak, not tart and spicy, more honey.
    • Taste
      mild and sweet, only slight hints of pepper and oak, rather malty.
    • Finish
      Tart oak, pepper, mint, slight idea of fruit, barely noticeable sherry.


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