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Glenfarclas 25-year-old

Overall rating 714 votes 87.18

128 × in wishlist

Member rates

1845 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

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Nose 22
Taste 22
Finish 21
Balance 22

Tastingtags

127 Notes

dRambo
Expert Senior dRambo Tasting note
13 Nov 2017 2:35 pm
dRambo gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Russetmuscat
Nose

feine, dezent süße Sherrynase, ohne Schwefel und ohne scharfe Bestandteile, sehr zart,  sehr lecker, Pflaume, Aprikose, etwas Orangenmarmelade, Vanille, Eiche vom Style alter staubiger trockener Dachboden, 

Taste

leicht süß sauer, prickelnde Eiche mit einem Hauch Minze, Kakao und Nüsse, Aprikosenmarmelade, Orangenschalen, Pfeffer, Lorbeer, Ingwer, Muskat, Eichenschleifstaub, ölig, wertig, zwar rund und reif aber sicher nicht lasch, auch der Alkoholgehalt ist gut 

Finish

Orangenöl, Eiche, Rosmarinschärfe, Pfeffer, leicht trocken - mittellang mit Tedenz zu Lang - wenn man genug in den Mund nimmt

Comments

sehr schöner Malt und der jüngste der Glenfarclas Standards den ich wirklich sehr lecker finde. Mehr Frucht als Eiche - allerdings etwas verschlossen - man braucht etwas Geduld bis er sich öffnet, ein Gentleman keine Sherrybombe 

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WhiskyMonster
Member Senior WhiskyMonster Tasting note
19 Feb 2017 2:11 am
WhiskyMonster gave this whisky 82 points
Color
Deep copper
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

Comments

Must be one of the cheapest 25yo expressions available making this is great value for money

Peated-Boy
Member Senior Peated-Boy Tasting note
02 Feb 2017 9:21 pm
Color
Amber
Nose

Sherry 

Taste

Sehr süß und mild 

Finish

Kurz und knapp 

Comments

Für einen 25er etwas lasch 

Andytka3
Connoisseur Andytka3 Review note
20 Nov 2016 2:47 am
Andytka3 gave this whisky 85 points

N- 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.

Weighted Rate
86.8
Nose
93
Initial taste
86
Body
85
Finish
85
Price
85
Presentation
85
LordBellamy
Expert Senior LordBellamy Note
10 Apr 2016 6:18 pm
LordBellamy gave this whisky 83 points

Nase: gut eingebundener Sherry, nicht zu stark, Nougat/Haselnuss, etwas Kaffee, Toffee, Orangenmarmelade

Geschmack: Orangen mit Sherry, sehr nussig

Finish: medium, nussig/Mandeln, leichte Toffeesüsse, etwas Holz

Fazit: lecker, aber für das Alter hätte man sich deutlich mehr Komplexität erwartet, deshalb insgesamt eher enttäuschend - 83 Punkte

Using all the wrong lines and the wrong signs With the wrong intensity - martin l. gore
Single Dram
Member Senior Single Dram Tasting note
26 Mar 2016 4:59 pm
Color
Russetmuscat
Nose

Complex (with hidden flavours which indicates refill barrels).

Honey, Banana, Bubblicious bubble gum, Tawny port, and Citrus notes in the background.


Taste

Baby 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 watering. 

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


Comments

Not 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.

#2016_001

Sandman
Expert Senior Sandman Tasting note
10 Oct 2015 3:48 pm
Sandman gave this whisky 76 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Rood fruit, citroen, honing, appels en vanille

Taste

Ook in de mond appels, citrus en vanille. Ook een vleugjes chocolade met een beetje kruiden.

Finish

Korte verwarmende finish met chocolade en kruiden.

Comments

Voor mij geen topper, vele betere Glenfarclas varianten verkrijgbaar.

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filleadh mhòr
Expert Senior filleadh mhòr Tasting note
14 Sep 2015 8:06 pm
filleadh mhòr gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Amontillad
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.

Comments

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?   

DrinkingWhisky
Expert Senior DrinkingWhisky Tasting note
27 Aug 2015 5:46 pm
DrinkingWhisky gave this whisky 78 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Vanille, hout, hooiig/grastonen op de achtergrond; heeft iets van een alcoholpunch.

Taste

Cremige textuur, romig, vanille komt sterk terug, kruidig, hinten van anijs. Met water erbij wordt ie wat scherper.

Finish

Warme, middellange finish bovenin achterin verhemelte.

Comments

Tasted during a blind tasting competition in June 2015.

"I'm on a whisky diet. I've lost three days already." - Tommy Cooper
Rom
Expert Junior Rom Note
29 Mar 2015 11:39 pm
Rom gave this whisky 79 points

Nez boisé et plus alcooleux que le 21 ans, sésame et noix discrets. La dilution amène du caramel au nez et en bouche. Chêne, fruits secs, alcool moins bien intégré que le 21 et globalement moins bon. Finale moyenne. Très mauvais q/p.

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