- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 32 years old
- Oak cask
- Number of bottles
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 21 Jul 2007 7:14 pm
17 × in wishlist
67 × member ratings
72 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 1968
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.17 points
- Who wants to sell this one? Please contact me - thank you!
- … totally convinced we were:
FineSpirits_butler1 and me.
From the bottle comes a large contingent of cherries (fruits, jams, juice …), citrus variations; typical old Glenfarclas from the dark side!
Earthy, toolshed in the garden, chocolate, blue berries, apples, apple juice, peated jams with some smoke, spiciness from the cask, raisins, cherry jam, bullion cube in sourly roast marinade, sausages, some leather, toffee, some Armagnac, chocolate-mocha-caramel creme, scouring powder, salt water, old kitchen furniture, some butter, hints of tomato sauce, wood, ginger bread (Schoko-Elisen-Lebkuchen), apple sauce with herbs and pepper, traces of sweetened peppermint tea, hints of fish scales, Christmas cookies ...
Tart & sweet & spicy, citrus, fiery, cherry juice, Demerara, sour orange juice, sweet jams, wooden tartness with pleasant bitterness, dark Rumtopf, burnt cake, fruit brandies, peat, maltiness, minreal components, earthy, old motor, Brandy Beans, feeling of cocoa powder, roast beef, old leather chair, bread, hints of nuts ...
Fruit Brandies, Brandy Beans, Demerara, jam's sweetness, citrus, extremely slow and warming Finish, aftertaste of dark chocolate, vegetables (?), motor oil, Franzbranntwein, herbs for cooking, maltiness, wood ...
- A very old venerable sherry whisky, he is especially in the finish clearly too bitter, I also somehow lack a little something special for even more points than he has earned anyway.
Very old Armagnac, old shoe polish, old plum wine, chocolates, dates, dark honey, sweet licorice, black walnut, camphor, saffron, cocoa beans, thick
Armagnac, chocolates, plum, dates, old raisins, saffron, camphor, old wooden chest with old leather inlaid, nutmeg, some anise, sage, ricola, some furniture polish
Significantly bitter, black coffee and dark chocolate, anise, leather, long
- Wow, wonderfully complex and balanced, can't be much better on the nose, absolutely on the sam elevel on the palate and in the finish - fantastic!
Fresh, intense, dried fruits, plums, dates, figs, nutmeg, tobacco, toffee, old and fine sherry wood, chocolate, little menthol and herbs, spices - excellent!
Oily, creamy, more dried fruits, good sweetness, coffee, mocha, toffee, more chocolate, nutmeg, deep sherry wood, hints of old books - great!
Long, warm, fruity, mellow, little more punchy, not drying
- An oldschool sherry dram as they say. The best part is everything until the after aftertaste, there it loses some points because it gets a little bit to dry for me.
It has good power at 43%, nothing to account for.
See Armin Fuchs' review, he nailed it!
Polished cedar wood with oranges all a bit sweet in the good way. Certainly not dessert sweet. It has with 43% enough punch to deliver.
Initial taste: A bit sweeter an fresher than in the nose in a dusty way, but still solid. The polished cedar wood gets pushed away by some sweeter oranges.
Taste: some soft wood spices working there way trough and the mouth feeling becomes much denser. Beautiful!
This is wat they call layered whisky: from dusty fresh to dense and heavy with different elements rolling into it.
Initial aftertaste: the same as in the taste
Long aftertaste: the mouth stays behing in an dried mouth coated feeling. The polished cedar wood is in the background because the soft wood spices are dominant.
I really need to sip some water after a few minutes. But this is without hot or spicy moments.
- Such an old Glenfarclas is simply not comparable with today's (unfortunately ...).
Dried fruits (plum, apricot), banana, chocolate, vanilla, orange peel, white pepper, cheesecake, honey.
Sweet fruits, syrup, fresh lemon lemonade, but also grass, hazelnut, oregano.
Pleasant, nutty, salty course.