Glenfarclas 1968

Overall rating
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

Average value

€ 1973.56

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71 × member ratings

78 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glenfarclas 1968

7 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.17 points.

  1. Seanzhang scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  2. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      Very old Armagnac, old shoe polish, old plum wine, chocolates, dates, dark honey, sweet licorice, black walnut, camphor, saffron, cocoa beans, thick
    • Taste
      Armagnac, chocolates, plum, dates, old raisins, saffron, camphor, old wooden chest with old leather inlaid, nutmeg, some anise, sage, ricola, some furniture polish
    • Finish
      Significantly bitter, black coffee and dark chocolate, anise, leather, long

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Photo Moderator

    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!
    • Nose
      96 96
      Fresh, intense, dried fruits, plums, dates, figs, nutmeg, tobacco, toffee, old and fine sherry wood, chocolate, little menthol and herbs, spices - excellent!
    • Taste
      95 95
      Oily, creamy, more dried fruits, good sweetness, coffee, mocha, toffee, more chocolate, nutmeg, deep sherry wood, hints of old books - great!
    • Finish
      94 94
      Long, warm, fruity, mellow, little more punchy, not drying

  4. Malinois scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    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!
    • Nose
      92 92
      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.
    • Taste
      92 92
      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.
    • Finish
      89 89
      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.

  5. MrRancho scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Such an old Glenfarclas is simply not comparable with today's (unfortunately ...).
    • Nose
      Dried fruits (plum, apricot), banana, chocolate, vanilla, orange peel, white pepper, cheesecake, honey.
    • Taste
      Sweet fruits, syrup, fresh lemon lemonade, but also grass, hazelnut, oregano.
    • Finish
      Pleasant, nutty, salty course.

  6. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

  7. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

  8. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Who wants to sell this one? Please contact me - thank you!

  9. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    … totally convinced we were:

    FineSpirits_butler1 and me. 
    • Nose
      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 ...
    • Taste
      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 ...
    • Finish
      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 ...


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