Glenfarclas 25-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
New Label
Stated Age
25 years old
Sherry Cask
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
21 Jul 2007 7:14 pm

Average value

€ 162.80

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 25-year-old

213 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.23 points

  1. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    How do they do it? I mean.. 25yo quality single malt OB, for less then 100 euro's. comparable aged OB's go for 2-3 times that amount. Fair enough, I don't think it's comparable in terms of quality. Take for example Glengoyne 25 or Glenlivet 25, that is a whole other dimension imho. But, in it's own class, this still is a very deserving single malt expression from Glenfarclas, which I would definitely recommend for you to buy
    • Nose
      Sweet, ripe, and mellow. Full flavored and very mature. Very ripe red and tropical fruits as well. Plums, raspberry, apricot and mango I'd say. Hints of leather are present, a whiff of tobacco and chocolate muffins. Old wood and herbs. There is a lot going on inhere. An absolute BFYB on the nose. Very complex and refined.
    • Taste
      A perfectly rounded body. Sweet gentle and a wee bit sour. It's a beautifully spiced with a hint of chili. There is nuttiness, sultana cookies and apricote. Absolutely no flaw or off note. Again here a BFYB
    • Finish
      The finish is long, a little dry and wood orientated. It is a very deserving finish for this whisky. Red and tropical fruits, vanilla, wet wood and lychees are there. A herbal finale closes this experience.
      Highly recommended whisky!

  2. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 87 points Super Administrator

    Quick hit review. Whisky calendar - Day 23.

    When it comes to value for money, it is hard to beat Glenfarclas. The nose of this 25-year-old is gentle and surprisingly malty, featuring pastries, canned peaches and peppermint tea. On the palate, Christmas spices and ginger are setting the tone, with honey, thyme and dark fruits lurking in the back. Light mouthfeel. Mild dryness, walnuts and a flash of menthol mark the moderate finish. Clean as a whistle!

    RATING: 4.0/5.0 stars ≙ 87 pts → FIRST-CLASS

  3. LordBellamy scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nose: well-integrated sherry, not too strong, nougat / hazelnut, some coffee, toffee, orange marmalade Taste: Oranges with sherry, very nutty Finish: medium, nutty / almonds, light toffee notes, some wood Conclusion: delicious, but for the age you would have expected much more complexity, so overall rather disappointing - 83 points

  4. Moses scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    It's very difficult for me to describe everything in such a way that I don't speak badly to the 25th. Because from the PLV's point of view, it is a real buy recommendation. Point. But I prefer 21.
    That’s the same for me with the Glendronach bottlings. I prefer 18 and 15 to Parliament. Sorry
    • Nose
      87 87
      Immediately upon opening, dark dried fruits in the room. So the nose is his strong point. Respect. Finely balanced sherry note with vanilla, nutmeg and mint. Buttery and creamy in the nose. Very complex. If you have the time, you can experience a lot in the nose. A dream.
    • Taste
      87 87
      It starts off spicy and hot and becomes slightly bitter. That's exactly not my thing. Dry wood with a hint of vanilla and very oily and creamy tropical fruit bowls. The best is the hazelnut dark chocolate. Very exciting.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium to long with sweet bitter almonds, it reveals itself again and again with the barrel selection. 2nd and 3rd filling? Spiced teas stay on the palate and everything is influenced by a little too much dry wood. Not mine.

  5. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very nice malt and the youngest of the Glenfarclas standards I really like. More fruit than oak - but a bit closed - you need a little patience until it opens, a gentleman no sherry bomb
    • Nose
      fine, subtly sweet sherry nose, without sulfur and without spicy ingredients, very delicate, very yummy, plum, apricot, some orange marmalade, vanilla, oak of the style old dusty dry loft,
    • Taste
      slightly sweet and sour, tingling oak with a hint of mint, cocoa and nuts, apricot jam, orange peel, pepper, bay leaf, ginger, nutmeg, oak grind dust, oily, high-quality, round and mature but certainly not lax, also the alcohol content is good
    • Finish
      Orange oil, oak, rosemary sharpness, pepper, slightly dry - medium length with Tedenz too long - if enough in the mouth

  6. didi1893 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    The discreet nose becomes more and more intense over time, a fine wood note characterizes the taste and finish. A rather restrained blindsample which nevertheless shows its class and knows how to convince. A very tasty droplet!
    • Nose
      Blind tasting: Initially, the nose is discreetly restrained, then dark berries become more intense. A little peach or apricot aroma is added, mineral dryness and a hint of pine needles stands out from the sweet fruit. Do I smell ripe apples? The alcohol is harmoniously integrated into a spicy wood aroma.
    • Taste
      Slightly tart and spicy wood tones dominate the first impression. Subtle spiciness and a pinch of pepper fill the mouth area, fruity notes flash before dry woody aroma gains the upper hand. Fine, indefinable spice rise from the oak, before again sets very pleasant sharpness.
    • Finish
      Chubby warm, the taste goes on in the finish. Dry and tart wood flavors mix light walnut flavor. Earth and wet forest soil will be remembered for a long time. Spicy wood and fruit finish the finish.

  7. Andytka3 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Another whisky with sinful offering on the nose. Prunes, vanilla cream,
    delicious sweet pastry with a touch of savoury salt. You just can go on
    nosing this whole day.

    P- Open with active wood, minty,
    under-ripe honey dew, restrain sweetness, juicy and watery. Grassy.
    Not quite there to match the finesse of the aroma.

    F- Medium, wood coating and warming. Pleasant, layers with subtle dried fruit and spice, lack depth.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    You get what you would expect in a 25-year-old Glenfarclas bottling: a perfectly well-made sherry cask-ripened malt that you will not find in vain at this quality and at this price at other distilleries.
    • Nose
      Dark, heavy, fruity. Blueberries and blackberries dominate the first impression. Behind it are also black cherries to find. Old (rotted) wood and leather.
    • Taste
      Creamy mouthfeel, very oily. Initially quite dry on the palate, with blackberries and cherries. Milk chocolate and cocoa. The fruit notes continue to spread over time, becoming more intense. Tart oak flavor comes after a while and stays long. Slightly bitter, which is not negative.
    • Finish
      Medium long, dry finish with a lot of oak and decaying berry notes.

  9. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Great whisky, certainly not the best 25 in the world, but the one with the best PLV for this age and still <100 € almost unbeatable.
    • Nose
      first dusty-dry, old wood, old books ... then it opens, lots of nut, nougat, toffee, creamy-sweet ... orange-fruity, orange marmalade, peach compote, dried dates - round, intense scent
    • Taste
      less fruit (some orange and Pfisrsichmarmelade), a lot of chocolaty sweetness, nougat, spicy oak and gentleman's room, old wood, tobacco, leather, a little moder
    • Finish
      Medium dark chocolate and nougat, a bit longer pepper

  10. filleadh mhòr scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    nosing this is pleasant, drinking is a kind of hard work, if you don't want to miss its qualities. it's obviously not an everyday-dram, but it's not a sunday's drink either. tertium non datur. so when to drink this?   
    • Nose
      it needs at least half an hour to open up. fine oloroso, overripe apples, apple compote with raisins, apricot, peach, orange, even some grilled banana with rum, a collection of nuts, almonds, mainly peanuts, some nutmeg, a touch of honey, old leather, tobacco, cedar wood, a mix of coffee and cacao powder. the oak remains in the background, not dominating at all.  
    • Taste
      the body is a bit thin. the first impression on the tongue is much more on the bitter side than expected after the rather fruity nose. pretty dry as well. feels a bit like sparkling. slowly you can detect all the scents in the taste as well. it's not an easy drinking malt. calling in your full concentration.
    • Finish
      medium length, some white pepper comes up, the wood enters the front.


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