Glenfarclas 25-year-old

Overall rating
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

€ 120,92

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 25-year-old

166 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.27 points

  1. 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

  2. WhiskyMonster scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Must be one of the cheapest 25yo expressions available making this is great value for money
    • Nose
      Light oak, vanilla, goldern syrup, the damp must of a cellar 
    • Taste
      Smooth and almost sickly sweet like Tokai, age has mellowed the spirit to give an unctuous mouthfeel. Some raisins and dried fruit but everything is in balance
    • Finish
      As the taste develops and the sweetness fades, a red wine oak intensifies and gradually diminishes, until at the very end cigar tobacco notes come to the fore

  3. Peated-Boy did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    For a 25er something lax
    • Nose
    • Taste
      Very sweet and mild
    • Finish
      Short and sweet

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Single Dram did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    a whisky if your new into malts. Just so you can fully appreciate the
    hidden flavours of this dram. 

    It wouldn't surprise me if the price would rise (March 26th 2016= €105). 

    Tasting done with and without adding water.There are better whisky's out there at the same price range.

    • Nose
      Complex (with hidden flavours which indicates refill barrels).

      Honey, Banana,
      Bubblicious bubble gum, Tawny port, and Citrus
      notes in the background.
    • Taste
      bananas (sweet as melted brown sugar), Ruby port, big Saltiness, Smokiness, Oak bitterness, citrus Peal, Pepper.
    • Finish
      Warm as it goes down which makes it very pleasant, Long, and Mouth

      smokiness, Bitterness, Hand rolling tobacco, Sweetness that reminds me of Pedro Ximenez, Soapy.

  9. Sandman scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    No topper for me, many better Glenfarclas varieties available.
    • Nose
      Red fruit, lemon, honey, apples and vanilla
    • Taste
      Also in the mouth apples, citrus and vanilla. Also a touch of chocolate with a little bit of herbs.
    • Finish
      Short warming finish with chocolate and spices.

  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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