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Glenfarclas 25-year-old

Overall rating
87.20/100
votes
1550
Whiskybase ID
WB140
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
New Label
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5018066254317
Added on
21 Jul 2007 7:14 pm
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 129.27

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 25-year-old

196 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.20 points

  1. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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. 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

  3. 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.

  4. Andytka3 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • 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. 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.

  9. maxi_vor95 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  10. L_Gillian scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Not a Glendronach-style sherry bomb, instead it's a nice and delicate, green scotch with subtle sherry influence. Though not as complex or outstanding as i might have hoped, it's a distinctive whisky justified by its price.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Green. Raisins and old wood but otherwise surprisingly sour and fresh! Stings a bit on the nose. Subtle vegetal funk, much like Jamaican rum. Cardboard, redcurrant, ripe plums and raspberries, orange zest and subtle herbs.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Rounded and delicate. Peppery at the start, next an excitingly balancing between sweet and sour notes. Slightly tart but pleasant pepper and oak spices, sultana cookies, red grapes, loses steam after a while due to the low ABV.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Light body but long lasting. Drying oak, passion fruit and a nice metallic note rises to last for a long time.

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