Glenfarclas 25-year-old

Overall rating
87.24/100
votes
1800
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
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 187.47

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Whisky reviews for Glenfarclas 25-year-old

189 users have left 220 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.24 points.

  1. aw-home scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Sherry and ripe citrus fruits with notes of nuts, vanilla and oak aromas.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sherry and ripe citrus with caramel and oak flavors.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Long with citrus, nutty, vanilla and oak flavors.

  2. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Great but strange. Taste and finish are superb, but aroma is just to muted but still good. This malt continue to surprise me in strange ways
    • Nose
      86 86
      Orange fruit, milk chocolate, vanilla, light sour red berries, light honey
    • Taste
      88 88
      Juicy sweet red fruits (apples, pears), vanilla, ginger spice, dark chocolate, light bitter coffee
    • Finish
      88 88
      Pretty long, sweet, sour, chocolate-coffee aftertaste, some Christmas spices, ginger heat

  3. dapoinbua scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. riven1824 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

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

  5. Koning scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A balanced and refined dram with a good development on the palate. The nose requires some effort though, and overall it ultimately fails to match expectations for a Glenfarclas of this age. Bottle was from 2016 (L 10 02 16).
    • Nose
      85 85
      Orange, cappuccino, chocolate and some hazelnut. Earthy/dusty notes of hessian contrast with fresh aniseed and cumin. A refined albeit rather shy nose.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Fuller with a juicy mouthfeel. Milk chocolate, orange marmelade, spicy (ginger, cardamom), coffee, vanilla, almond and earthy mushrooms.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Bitter mandarins and sweet and sour passion fruits, followed by oregano, nutmeg, cacao and a suprpising note rhubarb. Becomes a bit nutty and musty after a while.

  6. WjCHOI scored this whisky 91 points Newbie

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. gossm01 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    It has a relatively oily viscosity and its bouquet is of moderate intensity. I have aromas of apples, vanilla and caramel. Moderately complex. Rather dry in taste. He has noticeable alcohol and a medium body.

  8. joeynoreen scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  9. TimkoT scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Honey, dried fruit
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  11. Jolemann scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Intense, heavy, liqueur-like, pineapple, vanilla, caramel, dark chocolate, oranges, apples
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sweet, heavy, dark dried fruits, apples, oak spice
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, fruity, sparkling, sweet, strong, bitter orange, oak spice at the end

  12. HKWhiskyExplorer scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    S 7
    More balanced than the 21yo in fruity and spice. Sherry intensity is only comparable to other famous 15yo 100% sherry casked whisky, my guess is Glenfarclas are using re-fill sherry casks to keep their price competitive?

    N 28
    - Very creamy & intense yet refrained fruitiness, with rich vanilla behind
    - Aged-furniture-like woodiness, then oak spice follows
    - Touch of fresh herb, butterscotch
    - Handful of menthol that smoothens out itself after 15 mins, alongside the arising marzipan

    P25
    - Mildly oily
    - Fruity growing over time
    - Balanced spice, with peppery taking a head start and gradually transit to warm winter spice
    - The oak and maltiness then sprouted from the spice
    - A wee bit sour on the edge of the palate

    F 22
    - Mid finish
    - Mildly dry from wine tannin
    - Rich malted barley mouthfeel
    - Mild sherry note (nutty & fruity)

  13. kramimatsimoto scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Easily drinkable and a PLV hit. I like it a little better than the 21st but not outstanding

    N - Shortbread, Sugared Apricots, Peach, Light Plum, Vanilla

    M - sweet start with light fruits and vanilla. caramel candy. Slightly bitter medium-length finish

  14. 3_243F6 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet, mellow, and rich. Ripe plums, apples, hints of strawberries, slightly tropical. But as well as the fruit, there's some leather to be found, along with wood, some herbs, and a touch of chocolate.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet with some spice - a little chili and pepper. Plums, strawberries, apples again, but a little less tropical. A touch of honey and mint. A little too flat, unfortunately. But chewable.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Mint, wood, dry leaves, pears, apples, strawberries.

  15. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  16. 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, while honey, thyme and dark fruits are lurking in the back. Light mouthfeel. Mild dryness, walnuts and a short flash of menthol mark the moderate finish. Clean as a whistle!

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

  17. MarcinCh scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
      Interesting. It opens up. Sherry aromas. Peanuts. Sweetness, caramel. Red caramels. Red fruit, nose some fresh fruit.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sherry aromas. Some spices. Some citrus. Ginger. Red fruit.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Sherry, nuts. Sweetness. Caramel. Red fruit. A pinch of spices. Medium-long.

  18. Teomarg scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  19. Gous scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  20. Monstruo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  21. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very pastry nose, custard and candied raspberries, opera, mille-feuilles, nun, one has the impression of robbing a bakery. But we also smell some spices, cardamom, ginger, star anise. On the palate, it is always very creamy, but also malty, we can smell the cereals, the earth, a little sun, in the middle of red fruits, blackcurrants, cherries, blackberries, blueberries, currants and so on. Nice finish, powerful, on spices and heather, delicately peppery. Robust oak and loose soil.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2021/11/glenfarclas-25-yo.html
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  22. TechnOBY scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  23. tribe scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    ok, it was one of the best piglets, even if most of them don't exactly meet my taste. somehow i always have a taste of iron with me.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  24. MarcinCh scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
      Enjoyable. Slightly sweet. Fruit. Fairly fresh fruit at first. After a while, the fruit is redder. Vanilla and caramel. Later nuts, quite sweet. More like hazelnuts. Next are the nuts with which the milk chocolate is mixed.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Pretty sweet. Milk chocolate. Cocoa. Caramel. Spices. White pepper. Sherry aromas. Light dryness. Trace of tannicity. A trace of fresh fruit. Chocolate and cocoa again.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Milk chocolate. Sweet. Fully. Pleasantly. Spices. White pepper. Cocoa. A very long finish.

  25. MrDvorak scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The aroma is ripe tropical fruits dominated by mangoes, apricots and honeydew melon. Sweet, delicate taste with chocolate muffin, caramel and fruit. The finish is light, medium-long, fruity.

    That feeling when you want to call whisky "tasty", an extremely drinkable, very balanced and high-quality product.

    RATING: 89pts - | 87 - 89 (B +) → Great | - Always nice to have a bottle of this.

  26. The_Osprey scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Glenfarclas 25yo 43%. Not that dark for the age. Aroma is horseradish, wasabi, some crystalised ginger, soft plasticky sherry. Takes a little while to open up. Not really what I was expecting. Taste is quite oak-forward but not over-oaked bitter or tannic, not that much sherry character oddly, quite a compact tight clean flavour with no rough edges but not that much complexity or excitement either. Surprisingly lacking in fruit character. Little touches of mixed dark and white chocolate start creeping out. Even some trace suggestions of peat. It's drinkable and enjoyable but based on other Glenfarclas (and particularly the 21yo) I was hoping for more. I find it hard to believe that it's 100% oloroso cask aged as the sherry notes are just not that vibrant - can't be many first fill casks! 3.4/81

  27. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  28. boozegeeksouth scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  29. zlatko55 scored this whisky 97 points Expert Junior

    Great that you can get a 25yo single malt for less than 150 E and it is very good. Good dark sherried notes - a great Speyside for winter

  30. MLE scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  31. riegerjonas scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    2020-12-16
    • Nose
      Almonds, sherry, marzipan, pleasantly round
    • Taste
      pleasantly slightly sweet with distinct oak spices, notes of sherry, a bit thin
    • Finish
      short

  32. Astrid scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Retaste
    Batch L 6 06 19
    • Nose
      87 87
      Honey and vanilla, candied pineapple and apricot, spicy oak and hazelnuts, sherry and raisins, caramel and fine cinnamon dust, banana and coconut, prunes and dates, orange and dark chocolate, almonds and cloves, slightly oily and salty notes with mint and balsamic vinegar, blackberry , Cedar and biscuit, herb butter, earthy
    • Taste
      86 86
      old and spicy oak with clove and cinnamon, honey and orange, sherry and plum liqueur, a lot of cocoa and a little caramel, almonds and hazelnuts, slightly oily and grassy, cherry, vanilla, pineapple and apricot, earthy with leather
    • Finish
      86 86
      Sherry and plum, velvety spicy oak and cinnamon, vanilla, slightly salty balsamic traces, hazelnuts and also walnuts, some barley malt, slightly grassy-metallic, chocolatey cocoa with a hint of sulfur and pepper, apple, blanched almonds, honey

  33. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Cheap as chips 25 yo in comparison to other distilleries' counterparts. However, again, you get what you pay for. Complexity lies a bit hidden. This malt takes much time and attention do fully discover, a bit tedious really. Not stellar but quite good.

  34. craide scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    For me a very good OA Glenfarclas.
    Is simply nice and tasty and quite round and balanced. Because of the PLV I would prefer the 15, which I don't really remember badly.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Softer, creamier and somehow easier to start. Not a big sherry bomb. I like that. Slightly sweet with a lot of fruit. Plums, dark berry mix, oranges and mango, peaches. There is also some leather and tobacco. Some chocolate in the background. Occasionally a bit dusty, maybe a bit "dirty", earthy.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Now a little less soft and creamy on the palate, slightly peppery, spicy, first there is a slight honey sweetness before the fruit and chocolate emerge a little more. Oranges, apricots, ripe bananas, I can't find the exotic fruits here. A little cocoa and tobacco notes are added. Alcohol goes well with me here.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium-long finish, oak spice, fruit notes decrease and it becomes somewhat nutty, becoming slightly drier

  35. SpringBarley scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  36. Myst111 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I'm going for 4th fill sherry barrel. If there were a newer barrel in the game, this whisky would be much more complex.
    Please don't get it wrong, the whisky is not bad, hence the 85 points, but there are some 12 year olds who are better.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Apricot, vanilla, nut, honeydew melon, mango and orange zest.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Apricot, fruity, spicy in the background, some grapefruit
    • Finish
      83 83
      medium, wood and bitter notes remain

  37. Macquu scored this whisky 89 points Newbie

    Scent floral, honey, vanilla. Full flavor and soft, sherry sweet, spicy. Aftertaste nice and long, oak with a little smoke, chocolate. Glass full of tears.

  38. Macquu scored this whisky 89 points Newbie

    Scent floral, honey, vanilla. Full flavor and soft, sherry sweet, spicy. Aftertaste nice and long, oak with a little smoke, chocolate. Glass full of tears.

  39. Macquu scored this whisky 89 points Newbie

    Scent floral, honey, vanilla. Full flavor and soft, sherry sweet, spicy. Aftertaste nice and long, oak with a little smoke, chocolate. Glass full of tears.

  40. L_Gillian scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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.

  41. Igitor scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  42. TechnOBY scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  43. Lenart scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    BLIND PROVEN

    Great value proposition and iconic dark rich sherry whisky at low abv. Beautiful dark sherry nose with figs and dates, as the most attractive notes, velvety texture, rich and comfortable taste.

    Recommended offering for people, that have a hard time with high abv liquors.

  44. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Sample, bottle year unknown. Original rating: 85
    Nose - vanilla frosting and dark red fruits.
    Taste - rich red fruits and bitterness.
    Finish - Short and bitter.
    Overall: expect more complexity from 25 years old whisky, nice but not very interesting.

  45. Highlander65 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Overall not a memorable malt, perhaps even lower than 21yo. I thought much better given the respectable age, I hope it was an unfortunate sample.
    • Nose
      On the nose the usual ripe fruit typical of Glenfarclas, the usual marzipan, a little coconut and vanilla, all well balanced.
    • Taste
      On the palate always ripe fruit and a spicy note of ginger
    • Finish
      Medium

  46. TechnOBY scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  47. DrunkDude scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Granny Smith apple, refreshing mints, banana, fresh strawberry, candle-like aroma, aged. Vanilla, citrus peel oil, hints of lemon cream cake. Ginger. 88
    • Taste
      87 87
      Mild Apple sweet and orange sour, apple sour. The sour mixed up with some mild pepper spices. Woody texture was behind. bready malts, umami meaty, complexity. If the flavor can be stronger, I would give a 88, 87
    • Finish
      87 87
      Liqorice, woody tannin, slight chocolate. 87

  48. ThorstenH scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    The nose pleases. Full dark fruits. The taste and finish only get really good from the second sip.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  49. YD84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  50. Arquebus scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The following notes reflect a 2 hours nosing and tasting.
    Nose: initially closed, but patience rewards! As it starts to open - linseed/ putty , becoming intensely sweet. Each sniff becomes a journey. Vanilla panacotta laced with spirit - young Bruichladdich?!!. Then a flush of fruits, mirabelle plums, apricots, kids sweets, further ‘in’ it becomes bitter - dark chocolate - crikey - give it time and this is a very playful whisky. Sweet/ bitter combo. LAYERED.... Search hard and give it time , some citrus top notes - delicate perfumed blood oranges? Over nose and you’re greeted with a wall of bitter damp wood - back off and the sweet fruity notes re-assert themselves - icing sugar and marshmallows? Wow!!
    Taste - perhaps me, but a little inhibited, slightly restrained light-medium bodied (chill-filtration?) and slightly (in a good way) bitter herbs - especially in the development and to the finish. Then a very long savoury perfumed finish on fruits, wood bitters and classic oak (cedar and pencil shavings). Grown up Highland Whisky and a great example of the complexity of an older whisky!!!

  51. The_Independent scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A really good standard from Glenfarclas. Very nice aroma profile and very acceptable price for the age.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  52. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  53. Vince did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Have very similar scores from 15-25 yr old bottlings, however feel this 25 has decreasing "oomph" and would probably be better served bottled at higher ABV.

  54. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      honey, sherry, chocolate, hazelnuts, cinnamon, oil, hops, rubber, wood, citrus
    • Taste
      honey, creme brulee, chocolate, raisin wood tones, peach, pepper, cinnamon

  55. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    blind
    • Nose
      It seems familiar to me somehow

      Leather, strawberries, blackberries, grasses / herbs, wood, some dark honey, cinnamon, some earth,
    • Taste
      Honey, strawberries, currants, cherries, limes, wood, a little pepper

  56. Flou scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    This bottle has been on my whisky shelf for years and now it is time and I finally have the whisky in the glass.

    In the nose I immediately have a nice fruitiness and sweetness with plums, dates, raisins, sour cherry, grapefruit, lemon zest and a little ripe peach. It is a mixture of a sour, fresh and a deep dark fruitiness, accompanied by a very present note of dark chocolate. Hazelnuts, nutmeg, some cinnamon and aromas from old furniture and old books complete the variety of aromas. Overall, the sour flavors are too dominant for me.

    The whisky pours into the mouth with a very strong alcoholic sharpness for the rather low alcohol content. The fruity notes mentioned in the aroma can be felt in the mouth rather discreetly, the wood from the oak barrel clearly dominates here. The dark chocolate spreads, accompanied by black pepper, a little menthol, a hint of cinnamon, strong tannins that are already in the direction of espresso or coffee beans covered with dark chocolate. Associations of old furniture reappear, but rather discreetly.

    The spiciness with pepper and nutmeg remains in the finish. Dark chocolate with lemon and orange peel, coffee and then the dark fruits and a little sweetness come out again.

    Overall, the whisky looks more acidic in the nose and tart and spicy in the mouth than expected. If I had blind tasted I would probably have appreciated the whisky younger. For me it is still better than the 18 or 21 year old Glenfarclas from the standard range. The price / performance ratio is great, where else can you find a 25 year old malt at this price? But age is not everything. For me, the whisky has no chance against the Glendronach Allardice or Parliament.

    I give it 86/100 points. A solid malt, but a whole league below most family casks.

  57. JNuyts scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  58. S_S scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

  59. gaboruso scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  60. Hupsende Hippie scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    In the nose I get honey, raisins, overripe yellow and orange fruits (banana, mango).
    The taste complements this with cocoa, tangerines and almonds.
    It's a soft, mild, thick and tasty whisky.

  61. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Aroma:
    Sherry, a hint of vanilla and honey,
    Raisins, oak, sweet, round, pleasant.

    Taste:
    Sherry sweet, slightly spicy, oak,
    tingles lightly on the tongue.

    Departure:
    slightly spicy, sherry-sweet, oak,
    very long, warm and soft ...
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  62. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Despite a 25-year maturity not too intense Sherry influence. Very priced if you get him for the 100 €.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  63. SRB scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  64. Jeig scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Full aroma and great 25 years whisky, the bottle was at 20% so it didn’t take long for the dram to open up. If you like 15 years old, you’ll like this.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Sweet nose, raisin, complexity that you expect from 25 years dram
    • Taste
      88 88
      Silky smooth, sweet, dried fruits and delicious. Slight spiciness towards the end.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium to Long finish, slight bitterness but not too much. No water needed.

  65. Cobo scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Only a tired imitation of former glories ... sad ...

  66. dram-drinker scored this whisky 83 points Photo Moderator

    Light, fruity, yellow fruits
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  67. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  68. 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!

  69. ballunder scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    N:Butter, Orange, malty
    P:Subdued, creamy, nice jaffa-cake style orange, sugary, bitter fruit preserves
    F:Mild wood spice

    Yes, it grows on me - the 25 - what it lacks in complexity it makes up for in price. One of the most reasonably priced 25's out there - well put together but could use a little more balls. 46% ABV rather than 43% would go a long way to help with this one

  70. toklian scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N21 P21 F21 B21

  71. ezioaudit scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

  72. TechnOBY scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      honey, fresh fruits
      lightly sweet, a lot of fresh fruits
    • Taste
      86 86
      fruity, heather, no sweets at all
    • Finish
      86 86
      medium long

  73. Captain.Islay scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A drop one notes his age. Elegant, profound and clean. No miss notes. Delicate, rustic oak but less fruit. Alcohol well integrated. You should give it enough time and some warmth.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Apple compote, vanilla bar, pear, old delicate oak, tobacco tin, some leather, cinnamon, nougat, honeydew melon
    • Taste
      88 88
      Yellow apples, oak, hazelnut butter, milk chocolate
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium long, dry, tart nougat cream, espresso

  74. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  75. 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.

  76. Totoro scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Delicate yet delicious. Refill-heavy and with a stingy ABV, this still manages to convince by striking a perfect balance between sweet and sour, fruit and malt, wood and spirit. On the nose there's cake base, marzipan, woodsap, orange essential oil, damson, apricot, rosewater, herbal teas and aged balsamico vinegar. I'd wager that this is not all European oak; there's the softness and caramelly creamyness typical of American-oak sherry hogsheads. Works a treat.

    The palate is incredibly soft-spoken, with a silky and slightly oily mouthfeel that borders on the frustratingly thin without ever really crossing into watery territory. Fruity juiciness, malty sweetness, complex spiciness: cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and allspice. Old, resiny wood in the background provides the kind of magisterial aura that a 25-year-old sherried whisky should command.

    In sum, an affordable quarter-century OB that is accessible enough to be universally well-liked while providing enough depth and substance to still reward concentrated, prolonged enjoyment and analysis. Just lovely.

  77. malthead-sven scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    no sensation but a noble dram to which I would say no at any time.
    • Nose
      Honey, caramel and creamy candies dominate, subtle sherry, stinging nettles, orange marmalade, very finely interwoven
    • Taste
      dense mouthfeel, rum raisins, not too light despite only 43%, classic sherry
    • Finish
      considerably long, mild woody notes, no bitterness

  78. kimmosuo scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  79. SweetPeat scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    The nose is very different than I expected, the fruits are light and juicy, the aromas are not as heavy as on the 15s. In the mouth it gets spicier, beautiful herbs and pepper behind. Although it only has 43%, it tolerates water quite well and then gets a little sweeter, but also lighter.
    Already delicious, but I was looking forward to old, set sherry flavors, syrupy and heavy. Unfortunately he does not have that. Since I like the 15er better, the looks older and has the better PLV for me, especially with 46%.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Wow, I did not expect that: bright fruits (honeydew melon, mango, peach, maybe also kiwi), like a fresh biscuit cake, then goes into currants and cherries. Vanilla is there and some malt, a hint of smoke (but could also come from the oak), the oak is discreet.
    • Taste
      85 85
      After Eight, slightly sweet, dark chocolate, coffee, more redcurrants, here comes the oak, spicy, a bit herbaceous (sage, thyme, chamomile), some white pepper.
    • Finish
      84 84
      long (8/10) and herbaceous-spicy

  80. Willum scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  81. IceN scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    A good Glenfarclas, the only one in the standard range that could convince me.

    If you can get it under 100 € / 90 € it is definitely a bargain, but nothing that pulls me out of the chair, but it is still too closed & monotonous, which should be a criterion for this price.
    • Nose
      90 90
      In the aroma, he clearly has his strengths.
      What I noticed besides the typical sherry notes, which are unfortunately very much in the background, is the quite intense "fir-tree" which creeps into the nose. For me a very successful aroma.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Strangely not much going on. Still much more intense than the younger GF's from this squad.
      Young, fresh fruits like apples and oranges are accompanied by this very very subtle sherry note.
      Finally, of course, the unavoidable wooden board.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium long and warming, one would say if one had to describe a disappointing departure ....
      Bad is this not, but at 25 years and regardless of the age seen € 100 in the price, there's much nicer on the market.

  82. laurensl scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  83. DocF scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Actually, I did not want to write anything. However, I was already so positively surprised when Verriechen that I had to go ahead with the Glenfarclas but more detail. If you expect a sherry bomb will be disappointed - only a little fruity and sweet, but resinous and dry. Not multilayered, but the existing confident and tasty he is too. 88P (2 more than at the last tasting)
    • Nose
      Old and musty, undergrowth, freshly beaten softwood, also fruity sweet, green grapes, orange peel, then resinous, tree juice
    • Taste
      Ripe and soft, "liquid". Oak spice, resinous, hot burning fire, lime blossom (recently smelled again → it's time to buy linden honey)
    • Finish
      Long. Orange peel, cough syrup, polished oak, the same fire as in the mouth, pleasantly dry, black coffee, above an almost floral sweetness

  84. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    17-12-2017
    • Nose
      72 72
      menthol, sherry
    • Taste
      79 79
      clean, sherry, nuts
    • Finish
      72 72
      oak, butter, hint of chocolate

  85. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nice quiet 'sherried' whisky, beautiful notes of red fruit, raisin, plums in the scent. Chocolate and caramel, red fruit in the taste. Very pleasant.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  86. Tim-R scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  87. TomAndIngrid scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Overall, a very mild, delicious dram. Balanced and fine.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  88. TomAndIngrid scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    You can not keep it in the mouth long enough, very delicate. Mild and yet full of character.
    • Nose
      slightly rotten apples, wrinkled celeriac, apple compote, somewhat leathery
    • Taste
      creamy-chocolaty, spicy, mouth-filling
    • Finish
      first apple compote again, unobtrusive, slowly fading away

  89. jankes scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  90. Kumachan scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Damn it ! But what is it ??? it costs 100 euros ???? There is a lot of fruit and a bit of material, but it is too short, little complexity, the palette is very limited. M'fin! If it had to be given a subjective note, it would be a 81.
    • Nose
      Golden yellow dress, shining with light, thin and fast tears. Nose: An old Calva, tender and spicy, nutmeg and caramelized apple. The currants and prunes of Agen. Nuts such as nuts and cashews in the middle of the nose, heady flowers. Small vanilla and liquorice, noble wood and old.
    • Taste
      Again this caramelized apple in the mouth. Walnut liquor and grape stalks, very vegetal, hay. The caramel. Some dried fruits. Some hiding flowers that should be carefully tracked, a shell of walnuts and buttered bread in the pan. End of dry mouth and minty.
    • Finish
      Final quite short .... and neutral ... plant, old wood crumbling.

  91. Moses scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  92. larswehmeier scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A strong, voluminous and very mature malt.
    • Nose
      Intense sweet sherry tones. A strong and mature malt. Complex. Sweet Honey. Mild wood notes. Has something hearty.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly strong and voluminous start for the fairly low alcohol strength. Creamy mouthfeel. Significantly less sweet than the nose. Lots of chocolate, but due to the fine bitterness of the oak, rather dark.
    • Finish
      Long and busy. Clear oak. Here shows the old age.

  93. Moses scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  94. Nosingbär scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Reminding me in his restraint and in his wood tones of the Knockando 21. A little more alcohol percentages here might have led to more versatility and individual adaptability, which would have been good for this whisky. What he has to offer in terms of profile and flavors but I like the mouthfeel is appealing thanks to the 43% that it could still be. 87/100
    • Nose
      leathery, floral-fruity, solid nose. Dust, old books. Bitter, aromatic orange peel, hazelnuts. Overall, a rather dry nose. Slightly sweet but also honey and a hint of vanilla. After a little while, the orange becomes more fruity and blackcurrants come along. Bitter chocolate.
    • Taste
      sweet, fruity, spicy. Clear, oak oak tones that are expressed in currants and hazelnuts. There's the bitter orange peel again. Pleasantly tingling. Honey. Tea. Apricot jam.
    • Finish
      rather dry but not without sweetness, the oak notes described in the key remain in the mouth. Association to green tea after swallowing.

  95. Willum scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  96. whatthefusel scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      98 98
    • Finish
      90 90

  97. Lorion scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I like the whisky better and better. The bottle is coming to an end and I have to evaluate it every time a little bit. 87 points. Meanwhile he likes me really well.
    • Nose
      It starts with a nutty nose that instantly brings ripe apple and sherry character. Also immediately there is the oak - a spicy and aromatic oak. The oak tree initially struggles to pass more. But slowly plums, which are not yet ripe, come through. Green grapes and some vanilla come through, the sweetness has found its way through the oak. But she remains restrained. Some bananas and also a hint of pineapple are to be felt, which are accompanied by sweeter (but still seared) brittle. The oak, however, remains dominant and holds the whisky on the rather harsher side. From the oak go from various herbs. Mint cools the nose a bit, even some dill is there and a pronounced thyme note that underlines the spicy dominance of whisky.
      The glass is a few minutes and I take it back to the hand, under the nose and lo and behold: Marzipan floats towards me. Since I've tasted the whisky many times now, I'm surprised. I did not have that yet. Marzipan in dark chocolate.
    • Taste
      First sweetie, then oak immediately. The oak then gradually displaces the sweetness. Apple and orange peel are still noticeable, chocolate forms, light aromas of fermented fruit are noticeable and it is finally sweeter again. Tobacco remains in the nachschmecken.
      The second sip is more bitter. The oak is less aromatic, more bitter. But the "fermented sweetness" manages to conquer the mouth again after a few moments and brings along the very pleasant pipe tobacco note.
    • Finish
      An aftertaste characterized by tobacco and sweetness. The oak is amazingly tame and can not be forgotten only by a very tender bitterness. The taste stays long in the mouth, it is rather less warming.

  98. Paszko scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    [2017-11-17] A very delicate whisky with a balanced sweetness, but lacking depth and citrus. The influence of sherry is not very clear.
    • Nose
      88 88
      sweet fruit, banana, apricot, grapes, and chocolate
    • Taste
      86 86
      soft and deep, well-balanced, fruit less distinguishable, overall fruity sweetness, but the chocolate is still clear
    • Finish
      84 84
      long and slow, also feel the balance, sweetness a little less in favor of wood

  99. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  100. 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

  101. Ra_Di scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  102. Lorion scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very good. Always my pleasure. 85 points!
    • Nose
      On some days I immediately took the sherry character, on other days I have to look for him. Very fruity, malty and with a wonderful oak note like the nose but anyway. Round and complex, you can always see more. There are various fruits, various spices, chocolate, wood, a little honey and vanilla. Sometimes one is in the foreground, another time. Fascinating.
    • Taste
      Mild and complex. The oak is quite dominant, but not superimposed on the rest. A malty sweetness develops, fruits fill the mouth and chocolate remains in the re-tasting.
    • Finish
      Long, dominated by oak. Chocolaty.

  103. lapinbilly did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      A very woody nose, vanilla, dried fruits, sherry.
    • Taste
      In the mouth once the alcohol passed (not very well integrated unfortunately), not very pleasant bitterness, dried fruits and a little orange.
    • Finish
      The finish is short between acidity and spice.

  104. Calmar scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Now this is much better than the indistinct 21-year-old, here you have depth and richness, a lot of shades and semitones in all components, an excellent balance, one of those rare cases when 43% is enough, all that the producer wanted to express fit perfectly and without remnant within the framework of a commercial fortress, I take off my hat ...
    • Nose
      Light, airy, lemonade-floral colors on the background of heavier spicy oak and dried fruit; mushroom and earthen notes with an admixture of mold, confectionery motifs-jam, shortbread cookies; dried apples.
    • Taste
      Pleasant, slowly rolling, oily, sweet-oak in a frame of pepper and lemon peel, creamy notes, tropical fruits, complex and rich in shades.
    • Finish
        Spicy, light, ginger-pepper, sweet, warming, dried fruits - dried apricots, raisins, sweet potatoes, papaya, banana chips, light buttery-fry notes, tea with lemon, light oak knitting bitter tones in the background.

  105. thijs100 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Easygoing, but not completely convincing, as I was hoping to find a little more depth in such a well-aged whisky.
    • Nose
      Somewhat shy at first, certainly pretty delicate. A fair amount of oak and resin, with hints of tinned pineapple and sweet oranges. There's a nice layer of beeswax too, as well as some honey and earl grey tea. Elegant would be a good description here.
    • Taste
      Some feint (dried) fruit, like raisins nectarines and peaches, leaving plenty of room for spices. A whiff of cinnamon, followed by some ginger. A touch of licorice too.
    • Finish
      Slightly dry with hint of tobacco and oak.

  106. Allandale scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Big body with some dryness of texture.
    • Nose
      Pungent, sappy.
    • Taste
      The flavors a so tightly interlocked at first the t the whisky appears reluctant to give up its secrets. Very slow , insistent flavor development.
    • Finish
      Long, oaky, sappy.

  107. croz scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Wow! This is really a good dram, elegant, well balanced and still reasonable priced
    • Nose
      Pineapple, orange, chocolate, figs and wax
    • Taste
      Tropic fruits, toffee, candy-floss, very elegant!
    • Finish
      Some saltiness, fully body, expanding sherry fruitiness. Long! 

  108. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  109. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    for the right price ($125), this is good, anything more than that then get something else
    • Nose
      deep dark fruits, elegant sherry, red wood, honey, vanilla, spices
    • Taste
      deep rich fruits, dark wood, woodsy sweetness, citrus, elegant sherry, stewed fruits, hints of chocolate
    • Finish
      medium-long, dried fruits, woodsy, spices, cinnamon, lingering sherry wood sourness and fruits at the back

  110. Dyno scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  111. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  112. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very nice second and third nose after 15 minutes of breathing. An all around successful 25-year-old.
    • Nose
      Dark copper, nice oily. Smooth, round, with a "baked apple note" and yes, a bit of vanilla.
    • Taste
      Comes very pleasant on the tongue; again very sherrytönig, but also oak is there.
    • Finish
      In the beautiful and long finish is again the baked apple note.

  113. JHS scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  114. JHS scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    good full bodied, intense single malt that's different from lots of other speyside distilleries; very old fashioned overall appearence; could have used slightly more %vol
    • Nose
      intense/oily sherry; oak; spices; sour apples; chocolate; milk coffee; marmelade; associations of peatsmoke; hints of nuts; honey; raisins/sultanas; hints of (dried) fruits; hints of berrys;  a overall beefy and non-floral nose with quite a youthfull note
    • Taste
      sherry; oak; honey; dried fruits; slight raisins/sultanas; coffee; milk chocolate; barley; hints of spices; fullbodied and intense; hints of (oily) nuts; more mellow and mature than the nose implies
    • Finish
      getting much dryer than nose/taste; hints of peatsmoke; oak and spices; slight barley notes; hints of nuts; overall a finish you might expect from such a old single malt

  115. edhunter15 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Sherry and wood are very powerful and complex due to their old age
    • Nose
      (90)
      - dark dried fruits (raisins, apricots, dates), almonds, cake dough, light chocolate, aging is noticeable by heavy notes (oak, leather), fresh tobacco, old wooden cabinet
      Grapes, vanilla, almonds become more dominant, fully ripe oranges, marzipan
      Palm honey, lime with cane sugar, blackberries, dry oak gets stronger
      Bound pins, heavy sweetness
    • Taste
      (90)
      Sherry, nuts, oak (walnut), heavy sweetness
    • Finish
      (90)
      Mocha, Cocoa, Vultures, Tobacco

  116. WhiskyMonster scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      93 93

  117. 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

  118. mer1973 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  119. Glenfarclas-Fan scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      very complex smells, jam, cocoa and coffee, also sherry and vanilla
    • Taste
      very aromatic, sherry and oak notes
    • Finish
      very long, malty, slightly cocoa,

  120. Lady Dram did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

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

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

  122. Opeth83 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  123. 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.

  124. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  125. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      68 68

  126. KOQ24 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    Nose:
    -Caramel,Chocolate,Spices,Oloroso Sherry,Oak,Hay,Apricot jam

    Taste:
    -Sherry,Chocolate,Honey,Oak,Caramel,faint smoke

    Finish:
    -long,Medium-Strong Alcohol Presence

    O:
    Doesn't quite reach the Peak of 20+ yr old Malts, but pretty close to it.
    All that at a really fair Price.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      60 60

  127. WhiteEagle scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  128. WhiteEagle scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Great pleasure! He could still be a bit more complex and a few vol% more would certainly do him good. -> But that is whining on a high level .... !!
    • Nose
      Direct sherry on the nose, lots of fruit like apples, oranges, peaches, light citrus notes. Overall, he looks very full and old with a pleasant spiciness. I have been smelling my dram for 10 minutes now and new flavors are constantly coming to my nose. Now come through darker fruits, Nussigkeit and yes, maybe a light coffee note. Excellent !
    • Taste
      Sweet mouthfeel, creamy, getting a little drier, now comes through the oak, but not unpleasant. Nice interplay between the sweetness, oak and the nutty notes.
    • Finish
      Pleasant long finish. Intense with fruit and oak. Now the chocolate and a delicate coffee note come to the fore.

  129. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  130. 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

  131. Kalle208 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Sherry, light sweetness, citrus note-> apple, lemon, orange peel, cooling, hint of vanilla, after 2. sip dried fruit
    • Taste
      sweet, fruity (apples and oranges) and spicy, minimal oak and a pleasant, passing dryness. Association with smoke ?!
    • Finish
      medium-length, smooth finish

  132. Ecki86 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  133. Spirit of Delphi scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    My oldest whisky yet. I was surprised because I expected much more oak. Instead, surprisingly sweet and creamy soft. Has a certain serenity. Somewhat more complex and a few percent more would be nice. Very drinkable, very consistent.
    • Nose
      Full, round, soft, sweet, orange peel, oak, panetone
    • Taste
      Creamy soft, harmonious, sweet, very light bitterness, the oak is very discreet in the background, it dominates a sweetness that reminds me most of all again of orange peel, very pleasant, medium complexity
    • Finish
      Medium to long, sweet

  134. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Great, old, set, but I'm a bit too reserved overall, anyway (unfortunately?) Same with the 21er but different!
    • Nose
      Sherry! However, clearly balanced (no slap in the face) than the 21er, heavy, old, spicy oak, barrel wall, not as musty heavy as the 21er, "mysterious" it hits quite well, as he is a little more restrained, peach, apple, plums, clear citrus note, dark chocolate, much more on the fruity side, flavors of marzipan / toffee, etc. As in the 21er I do not find or not so intense. He is not a sherry monster with his 25 years as one would expect.
    • Taste
      sweet and fruity start, again peach, spicy oak sets in, sherry, citrus, some caramel, nougat, chocolate
    • Finish
      again nougat, oak, chocolate, almond, peach jam, some cocoa, bitter-spicy aftertaste

  135. maskinmesteren scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  136. pianoman scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Mysterious. Sherry with bright fruits, wood and earth. Over time, more and more flavors.
    • Taste
      Sweet malt with some pepper. Coffee. Nutty and pleasantly bitter. Dryer than the 21-year-old.

  137. whiskybros scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    You can find our review at http://www.whiskybros.com/#!Glenfarclas-25yo/c21kp/5725c5f70cf228a96f17d20a
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      87 87

  138. 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.

  139. Shane_IL scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Not a sherry bomb or a wood bomb, and not the most complex dram for its age, but so very well put together. It was very smooth, not in the goes-down-easily way but in the buttery, creamy way and full of some really lovely jammy notes. It’s also priced along with many distilleries’ 18 year old expressions and for that price you’re getting something really solid here.Reviewed in my blog: https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2016/06/03/glenfarclas-25/
    • Nose
      Marmalade. Quince jam. Vanilla pudding. Rich aromatic wood, sandalwood, cedar. French toast with cinnamon. Seville oranges.
    • Taste
      Citrus, jam and butter up front. Then some very dry wood and vanilla. Then eases into some bitter coffee and liquorice pastels on the swallow.
    • Finish
      Medium-long. Dry. That dark chocolate with the orange peel in it. Amaretto. Bitter cacao powder. Bit of lingering saltiness.

  140. Thermidor scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The sacher and cocoa aromas are the marker that separates this most from the younger or older OBs next to it. In the others they weren't as prominent.
    • Nose
      Sophisticated first impression: like the 21 but with more aged wood that's not quite yet developed into the old furniture aroma in older Glenfarclas.  The christmas smells (gingerbread & cake) are here a bit more dry and less oily than in the younger ones. More like smelling a spice rack than cookie dough. 
    • Taste
      Very, very soft and without the slight oiliness would be almost ethereal. Sacher, raw cocoa powder, sweet fruits like tinned cherries, and some fudge to go with them. Initially the body feels a little watery but blooms in the mouth when held for a while. 
    • Finish
      Sticks to the roof of the mouth and numbs it some as the finish progresses. In a vertical of 15,21,25,30 and 40yo Glenfarclas I found this one to be the most subtle and quiet one but that's okay since what it does have is well presented with no flabbiness or off notes.

  141. Othorion scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The nose is top, mouth and finish leave something in comparison. Still, a nice malt, especially considering the PLV.
    • Nose
      Nougat, nuts, apricot jam, honey, toffee, old books on the store, sherry behind, cut grass and citrus fruits! beautiful complex nose, there is a lot to discover and smells saulecker!
    • Taste
      mild, oily, nutmeg, roasted nuts, dark chocolate, light caramel, peach, only slightly sweet
    • Finish
      medium, dry, cocoa, chocolate and oak,

  142. 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

  143. Kahzarr scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      87 87

  144. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Great whisky, which could be even better with 3% more alcoholic strength...

  145. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  146. Cast Olila scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  147. 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

  148. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: A lot of nuts upfront. some light gentle spices. All from the refill sherry casks. very nice. A bit of sweetnes also. Gentle flavours.

    Taste: So very gentle. Full and mouthcoating. A lit of red fruits and a inch of pepper. Again, gentle flavours.

    Finish: The nuts are back. Gentle finish, but lang and sweet. No bitterness after 25y years of oak.

    God job! Excellent balance and a very fair price.

    Perfect after dinner dram.

  149. vb_bembel scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      85 85

  150. MrRancho scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Great whisky. Flavors and tastes are very balanced. The longer one deals with it, the more one discovers.
    • Nose
      Yellow fruits, sweet, toffee, some honey, some salt, cinnamon, vanilla. After a while and with hand warmth come cut grass, earth, cowshed, pecan nut.
    • Taste
      Sweet, mild, supple, fruity (especially apricot), some honey, caramel, neat vanilla, a little prickling.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, sweet and woody. Later, cocoa and coffee.

  151. Glennie scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  152. Single Dram did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    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
    • 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.

  153. JohannesB scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A very good whisky! And also the first Glenfarclas who can really convince me. In old age they are getting better and better. Here, very good refill barrels were selected and created a great complexity and harmony. And: Where else can you get a 25-year-old malt in this outstanding quality for under € 100?
    • Nose
      Apricot and orange marmalade, dried fruits, dark caramel, almonds and delicate roasted aromas of roasted nuts. Everything is held together by a noticeably ripe sweetness and a lot of sherry, which, however, holds back nobly. Here, as with such a long maturation sense, probably mostly refill barrels used. Very complex and mature.
    • Taste
      Oily, supple and ripe on the tongue. Orange peel, raisins, roasted nuts, many different spices such as cinnamon, pepper and nutmeg, as well as an oily oak cargo, as found only in long matured whiskys. If it stays on the tongue for longer, you will find dark chocolate, coffee, some tobacco and quite a bit away a delicate bitterness that sets a nice counterpoint.
    • Finish
      Slowly and slowly changing from sweetness to dryness. As already suggested in the taste more and more the spice dominates: Mild pepper, espresso and again the oily and very dry oak cargo from the barrels. At the very end he gets little bitter.

  154. spigray scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    n: mature sherry notes with quite some complexity.
        very spicy with vanilla, nutmeg and mint.
        raisins and prunes probably from 2nd (if not 3rd )fill casks.
        something grassy too.
    t: oily mouthfeel, good harmony. very spicy, same as on the nose.
        candied orange peel plus a few roasted hazelnuts and milk chocolate.
    f: long , spicy, tea leaves

    87/100

  155. spigray scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  156. ErzWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      sweet; raisins; Honey; dried dates; Oak in the background; Smoke note (?)
    • Taste
      short sweetness then spicy and dry
    • Finish
      warming; medium; Dryness remains

  157. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This is a great after dinner malt. Complex, rich and highly enjoyable.
    Full of delicate sweet, fruity and creamy flavours, perfectly balanced
    with lovely spices and a slightly bitter touch of chocolate, nutts and
    cocoa. If you haven't had an all time favourite Speyside single malt
    yet, here it is! Highly recommended!

    https://www.facebook.com/Whisky-Connaisseur-550443305109776
    • Nose
      Very fruity start on the nose with ripe apricots, orange marmalade, and
      plums, perfectly wrapped in classic sherry flavours. Lovely malty notes
      emerge with honey, red berries, and nutts. Touch of coffee, dark
      chocolate and a whiff of mint in the back. A gorgeous and complex nose!
    • Taste
      Rich, round and delicious with a perfect depth. Sherry, dried fruit,
      liquorice, apricot jam and delicate coffee notes. Soft but intense with
      pleasant nutty flavours and gentle smoke in the aftertaste. Slightly dry
      with cocoa, tender spiced oak and ginger towards the finish. Very
      enjoyable.
    • Finish
      A long, sweet and complex finish. Delicate malty flavours mingle with
      dried fruit, chocolate coated-raisins, acacia honey, slightly bitter
      walnuts, cocoa, spiced oak and hints of smoke.

      WITH WATER: The
      sweetness continues on the nose when adding a few drops of water. Sherry
      flavours, creamy notes of malt, toffee, hazelnut and white coffee.
      Lovely creamy and velvety on the palate with sweet and fruity flavours,
      sherry, dark fruit and a perfect touch of mild spiciness. The finish is
      long, sweet, creamy with a slight hint of dry cocoa on the tail.

  158. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A very lovely single malt with a restrained sherry influence. The fruitiness, rich caramel and oak flavours are real nicely balanced resulting in a complex and highly enjoyable whisky. And the price to quality ratio is unbeatable IMHO. This dram needs some time in the glass and can take a view drops of water (if you like that).

    I can certainly recommend this dram!

    http://www.worldwhisky.nl/review-372-glenfarclas-25-year/
    • Nose
      A full, rich, well balanced and complex whisky with aromas of restrained sherry, barley sugar, vanille, berries (blackberries, raspberries, gooseberries), almond, macadamia, melon, honey, caramel, dried fruits (plums, sultanas, dates, figs, apricot, cherry), orange marmalade, backed apples, mocha, bitter chocolate, tea, grapes, slightly salted toffee, butter, lemon zest, nutmeg, ginger, a savory note (soy?), tobacco, leather, antique oak, cedar wood and a hint of menthol.
    • Taste
      A full, rich, well balanced and complex whisky with aromas of lemon oil, subtle sherry, spicy (clove, nutmeg, ginger, white pepper, aniseeds, cinnamon), gentle bitter tannins, orange zest, bitter orange marmalade, mocha, almond, walnuts, strawberries, caramel, toffee, lime, a hint of smoke, red apples, chocolate, dried fruits (mostly plum, sultanas and dates), backed banana, candied apricots, dark honey, hint of leather, sweet tobacco and spicy oak.
    • Finish
      A long and slightly drying finish with aromas of bitter chocolate, honey, dry sherry, soft bitter tannins, dried fruits, spices, butter, caramel, candied citrus peels and spicy oak.

  159. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: Sherry, plum, orange, honey, oak, some mint
    Taste: Sherry and oak dominate
    Finish: long, strong sherry, oak, slightly dry

  160. maltaholic scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Wonderfully round, intense sherry taste, soft, long-lasting. Brilliant!

  161. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      84 84

  162. theendh scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  163. NamorX68 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    shortly after pouring rather closed. He needs some time in the glass before he opens. Then great in the nose and fantastic in the mouth. Incredibly good PLV for a 25th year old malt. Top!!
    • Nose
      Sweet, honey, sherry, cocoa, chocolate, spice of the oak, dark fruits, berries, nuts.
    • Taste
      sweet and sweet, full and round, strong, sherry, dark fruits, dry fruits, again chocolate, cocoa and the spice of the oak.
    • Finish
      long, slightly bitter, chocolate, season the oak

  164. Maczet scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  165. 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.

  166. filleadh mhòr scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I have to raise my points. Three months after opening the bottle, I start loving this juice. Especially the palate gains quite some subtle depth. So 87, almost 88.   

  167. metropolis13 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A pretty complex Sherry with slightly sulphurous notes, minerality and a finish marked by fresh tobacco.

  168. filleadh mhòr scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  169. 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.

  170. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  171. squaadgras scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  172. DrinkingWhisky scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Tasted during a blind tasting competition in June 2015.
    • 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.

  173. Koloman scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Despite the long shelf life in ex-sherry casks, not all other flavors are drowned in sherry; Dried fruits and oak dominate next to the sherry.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  174. Goethe scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A lot of intensity for a 25-year old sherry whisky. Dark. But not as dark in colour as expected (due to x-filled sherry casks).

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 8/10
    • Nose
      Dark fruits, plums, nuts, nutmeg, oranges, sherry, honey, scones, fruit compote.
    • Taste
      Dark fruits, red fruits, sherry, marmelade, fruit compote.
    • Finish
      Long. Dark fruits, dark chocolate, chocolate cake, coffee, cocoa.

  175. smaeksle did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Great PLV and a good malt.
    • Nose
      Fresh and sweet, honey and red apples, a few dark fruits are weak.
    • Taste
      Sweet, dark fruits, some coffee, then bitter and some vanilla at the end.
    • Finish
      Less sweet, with more bourbon barreling and a little woodier.

  176. Ties scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      84 84

  177. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      85 85

  178. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    beautiful expression without complexity
    • Nose
      An easy sherry
    • Taste
      expressive
    • Finish
      average

  179. FarclasFanatic scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    Not
    a bad drink at all. Has everything that Gelnfarclas has to give but seems to
    lack of something. Also does not bang on your packet. Nowadays over £100 (wow!) Go for 15yo instead or pay a few bucks more
    for 30yo.

  180. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    a beautiful old sherry man who was not killed by sherry.
    • Nose
      The whisky is surprisingly a little alcoholic in the nose. Otherwise dried fruit, vanilla, apples, oak, but not much musty, rather fresh, in addition to apple compote. Amazingly fruity for the age.
    • Taste
      at first he is a little closed in the mouth. A little alcohol, but also bitter oak, unfortunately not quite as many beautiful fruit notes, but a hint of smoke. Very spicy.
    • Finish
      The finish dominates on dry oak, which is very present on the palate, tobacco and subtle fruit notes, the apple compote comes back. Very long and dry with slight hints of fruit.

  181. Ciro scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  182. Rom scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    Woody nose and more alcoholic than the 21 years old, sesame and discrete nuts. The dilution brings caramel to the nose and mouth. Oak, dried fruit, alcohol less well integrated than the 21 and overall less good. Average final. Very bad q / p.

  183. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Plum, apricot, orange, cherry, caramel, leather, cookie and cantaloupe melon.
    • Taste
      Toffee, plum, cherry, cocoa, vanilla, apricot, roasted almond and a bit of pepper.
    • Finish
      Toffee, cherry, chocolate cake, hazelnut, apple and apricot.

  184. Jonkers scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A very, very delicious whisky. This is a typical Glenflarclas. Still a family-owned distillery and that's what you can notice by drinking this whisky !
    • Nose
      Burned sugar, lots of sherry. A hint of leather. Dark fruit like plumbs but also dried fruits. Mocca and oak. Complex !
    • Taste
      A bit oily. Mouthfilling and sweet from sherry and honey.
    • Finish
      Sweet. No bitterness whatsoever. Longlasting.

  185. Koloman scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  186. Koloman scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Careful addition of water constantly brings new facets to bear.
    • Nose
      At first a little stubborn and closed; striking, but not dominant Sherrynote; old, damp wood; Bread and butter; Orange jam; an idea of ​​smoke.
    • Taste
      Powerful, consistent aromas; rather tough than strong; Sherry; Hazelnut and raisin chocolate; strong bitter orange marmalade.
    • Finish
      imposing; Caramel cream; old wooden cabinet; heavy sherry; perfectly balanced.

  187. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  188. Glenfarclas1887 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  189. p4blo scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Beautifully polished, a very soft whisky. Such a shame it's only 43%.
    • Nose
      Sherry, coconut, apples, raisins, wood and menthol. Very smooth.
    • Taste
      At first, the wood appears and is followed by a fruity punch - apples, oranges, peaches, cherries and dates. Then the chocolate, caramel and toffee kick in. The mint/menthol is there too, together with the delicate spices.
    • Finish
      Quite long, spicy - pepper, gigner, cinnamon.

  190. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    2015

    N: Yeah

    T: Yeah

    F: Yeah

    C: I could drink this all day long. A notch more agreeable than last years batch in 2014.

    Scores a B

    2014

    ‘Moorish yet muddled’
    N: Its Glenfarclas show down time with the 25, 30 and 40yo’s ready and waiting, so lets see what the 25 has to offer. Chocolate notes with a sherry wine body - notes i suspect i’ll see on the palate. The buttery, sherry pancake malt combined with yeasty old casks wood give this 25yo a super maturity beyond its labelled 25 years, so of course there are some much older casks in the mix. Theres lime citrus connected with the wood oils, a fair amount of nuttiness [chopped hazelnuts mainly], miso soup and a not quite definable fish sauce/meat stock ‘thing’. The nose then offers equal amounts of charm together with curiosity - many moorish notes equal to some quirkier ones.
    T: Sherry wine arrival as i suspected, various wood spices, hints of chocolate that come and go and then some undefinable herbs and spices thrown in together. Fairly long yet muddled development.
    F: Herbal chocolate notes - salted, chilli chocolate with light sherry touches throughout. Fairly drying and yet consistently giving out in flavour and activity. Peppery tingles on the tip and sides of the tongue, dryness in the middle and theres some old bitter wood lurking around the back. Theres a fairly odd finish - stale old Wotsits where the oils are starting to become rancid. Reminds me of bad crisp batches from the early 80’s.
    C: This is a single malt with lots to offer, some good, some not so. Theres definitely a muddle in the middle and theres the worryingly unique and odd finish - either its a weird batch or my palate is off tonight. Lets score this with the ‘benefit of the doubt’ over the finish and move onto the 30yo.

    Scores a B-

  191. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  192. Fable scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  193. Cast Olila scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  194. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful! Very mature. Perfectly balanced. I like it a little better then the 30yo Glenfarclas.
    • Nose
      Old, spicy sherry. Mushy, ripe fruits. Some herbs. Little caramel. Some honey.
    • Taste
      Sweet sherry. Very sweet. Caramel, biscuit, spicy oak, a hint of peat smoke. Sherry still dominant over the oak after all these years.
    • Finish
      Long finish, very spicy oak. Milk chocolate with grapes and hazelnuts. Just a little driness, easily retraped by the sherry sweetness.

  195. tscherny scored this whisky 92 points Newbie

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      90 90

  196. Angelos scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    I AM IMPRESSED !
    • Nose
      Intense sherry with blackberries and currants, dark chocolate, ripe oranges, caramel
    • Taste
      Sweet and very creamy with sherry, raisinis, ripe cherries, alcohol is hardly noticeable
    • Finish
      Medium with clear european oak and sherry!

  197. [2stoned] aKu scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    a toppaint, great value for money, the aroma promises a lot and you get to the last drop even more than you would expect! Just a MUST! Wonderfully complex from start to finish and there is always something new to discover
    • Nose
      even when pouring the scent rises wonderfully in the nose, clearly sherry, dark chocolate and cherries (reminds me of Mon Cheri), currants, blackberries, a little vanilla, after the first sip is at the back of some smoke perceptible, very complex and promising
    • Taste
      powerful, voluminous, sherry, dark chocolate, coffee, again dark and ripe fruit, slightly dry and tingling on the tongue, the 43 vol% you do not feel
    • Finish
      long, slightly bitter / tart chocolate then becomes a little tender, you can feel the sherry for a long time, even very little smoke is noticeable

  198. Malt Hans scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Fruity and spicy aroma, apples, mango, passion fruit, kiwi, cardamom, nutmeg and vanilla. Vanilla sweet taste, soft tannins, mint, eucalyptus, cardamom, cinnamon, sweet mustard, toffee and malt. Long, herbal and malty end.

  199. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Amazing! I just had one dram but will buy this one in a near future. 

    (Rating interval 87-90)
    • Nose
      Dark cocoa dominates the initial impression. Chocolate coated fruits, pineapple and rhubarb. 
    • Taste
      It's really spicy with cinnamon and nutmeg. Powerful delivery. Candied fruits, beautiful sweetness, very well balanced. Water brings more spices, pepper in particular.
    • Finish
      Very dry finish with black pepper and dried apple slices.

  200. T.Norad did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Definitely buy again!
    • Nose
      sherry sweet apricots vanilla shortbread Caramel / Toffee dried fruit Grape / plum sweet ginger or pepper light mint
    • Taste
      Herbs
    • Finish
      nice long after herbs Oak

  201. alectron scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    no surprises but very nicely balanced & pleasant.

    Transferring previous Note (2012.01.02) content into a Tasting Note.
    • Nose
      artificial sweetness / sweetener +, woody spices & vanilla +/o,
      boiled sweets +/o, salt/brine o, autmn leaves o, parafin/wax o/-,
      spearmint o/-, meaty - (88)
    • Taste
      sweet malt +, caramel +/o , furniture & polish o/-, (89)
    • Finish
      malt drops +, leather +, chocolate (cake) +/o, dusty / old o, 
      wax/honeycomb o/-, distant saltyness o/-, woody/astringent in the end
      (91)

  202. Noface83 scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  203. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  204. getz scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Glenfarclas distillery was founded in 1836 with two stills. The distillery has also been called Glenfarclas- Glenlivet, no guesses where in Speyside the distillery is to be found! In 1960 the number of stills was increased from two to four, and a further two were added in 1976. They are the largest stills on Speyside. Both American Bourbon and Oloroso sherry casks are important in the ageing of Glenfarclas.

  205. getz scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    This is not just a bottle of 25-year-old Highland Malt. It is the result of 170 years of tradition and experience of secrets carried and nurtured through six generations of my family here in the heart of Speyside. 

    Many have wondered at the origins of the unique taste of Glenfarclas. Some believe the secret lies in the tumbling waters of the Green Burn married with fresh highland air. Others believe it id our great copper stills, which continue to be direct fired and some believe the secret is my family

  206. getz scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    The distillery Glenfarclas (valley of the gr

  207. granella2003 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The Glenfarclas responds very well to aging. One of the best whisky : warm, spicy, fruity. Long finish with hints of vanilla. Whisky to be kept for special occasions.

  208. granella2003 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Intense aromas of a rich variety of ingredients, including nuts, honey, citrus, sweet sherry, tea, marmalade, smoke and hints of fruit cake with peat in the background
    • Taste
      Robust and full flavor of sweet sherry, smoke, eieknhout and notes with hints of warm, rich dark chocolate and hints of Christmas cake
    • Finish
      A rich, full palate with notes of sherry, smoke, oak and dark chocolate tones that blend in butter, nuts and malt.

  209. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Much more refined and subtle on the nose than the 15, with less sherry. I had hoped this would lead to greater complexity but was a bit disappointed. Nice, but not spectacular. Very true and `honest` on the palate with a perfectly balanced finish. I found it difficult to get the right amount of water, ending up wishing it had been bottled at a higher strength. Good value for money for a 25yo. 
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  210. Furtia scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  211. Alex scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Amber with dark gold highlights.
    Nose: Complex, yet refined, delicately peated, with fresh tempting aromas of marmalade, honey, freshly ground coffee, sherry and nuts. Some oaky tannins.
    Flavour: Full-bodied and robust, the sherry and the oak fight for your attention yet neither is overpowering. A powerful nutty smokiness.
    Finish: Intense, long lasting, dry smoky and malty. A beautiful dark Belgium chocolate taste at the back of your mouth to complete the flavour of the 25 Years Old.
    Comment: A great after-dinner whisky so rich and full that it is a dessert in itself, with a finish that goes on forever.

     

    http://www.shanghai9.net/whisky-whisky/glenfarclas-25-year-single-highland-malt-scotch-whisky.html 

  212. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    N: coffee, orange, mint, pepper, lemon, exotic fruits - pineapple and meaty
    T: starts very dusty, wood and orange
    F: tobacco and melon

  213. Drochaid scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Colour: Amber with dark gold highlights.

    Nose: Complex, yet refined, delicately peated, with fresh tempting aromas of marmalade, honey, freshly ground coffee, sherry and nuts. Some oaky tannins.

    Flavour: Full-bodied and robust, the sherry and the oak fight for your attention yet neither is overpowering. A powerful nutty smokiness.

    Finish: Intense, long lasting, dry smoky and malty. A beautiful dark Belgium chocolate taste at the back of your mouth to complete the flavour of the 25 Years Old.

    Comment: A great after-dinner whisky so rich and full that it is a dessert in itself, with a finish that goes on forever. http://www.glenfarclas.co.uk/en/pages/74,25_Years_Old.html

  214. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Complex and well balanced, nice flavors of sherry and spice of nutmeg and cinnamon. Could be at cask strength to give it more body and longer finish. One for the shelves though, and to share with close friends.

  215. QuarterCentury scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    An all-time classic, Glenfarclas 25yo is the epitome of long-aged

    sherried Speyside, gorgeously smooth and silkily-textured, with rich,

    generous flavours of fruitcake, hazelnuts, dried fruit and a hint of

    dark chocolate and coffee. A thoroughly delightful dram.

  216. Feusi scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A wonderful bottling, a specialy with that price.
    • Nose
      Very complex whisky in the nose. Honey, sherry and some nuts with a hint of smoke.
    • Taste
      Mouthfilling complexity with sherry, spicy oak and a nice smokyness.
    • Finish
      A long lasting finish with sweet malt, sherry and chocolate.

  217. tomy63 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    One of the best quality / price ratio at Glenfarclas. The 30yo is much more expensive but barely better.
    • Nose
      sherry, fruits (orange), nuts, wood
    • Taste
      raisins, oranges, nuts, chocolate, coffee, oak. Much more woody than the 21yo OB.
    • Finish
      long and marked by oak, chocolate.

  218. CrilleVBG scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Very complex whisky. So much sherry, and so smooth. Wonderful...
    • Nose
      Deep and sherried nose. Exotics fruits, melon.
    • Taste
      So smooth. It's full of sherry and quit flowery. Very nice peppery attack as well.
    • Finish
      Medium long finish, so fresh and smooth. Citrus fruits, sherry and a hint of vanilla.

  219. Ras Mazunga scored this whisky 85 points Super Administrator

    Great but a tad to thin, don't avoid though!

  220. SilentStill scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Judging by the price of a really great Speysider and certainly in his age group in this PLV hard to beat.
    • Nose
      quite "typical" Glenfarclas, heavy vanilla, a little nut, the wood also makes pleasantly noticeable, are also beautiful in the background but still unmistakable sherry flavors.
    • Taste
      Wonderfully soft and round, slightly malty and again clearly with nut flavors, flattering on the tongue and in the mouth.
    • Finish
      quite long and pleasant with slight herb notes.

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