Glenfarclas 17-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
New Label
Stated Age
17 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L 11 10 17
Added on
07 Feb 2020 9:25 pm by KonstUA

Average value

€ 86.68

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 17-year-old

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.71 points

  1. VanOpek scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
      fruity, strong sherry hints, sweet, dried fruits, raisins, cinnamon, sweet baked apple, candied orange peel
    • Taste
      84 84
      fruity, sherry, ginger, cinnamon, candied fruits, tangerine, citric, hints of oak, pear, very sweet and deep
    • Finish
      82 82
      sweet, fruity, sherry, oak, warm and long, good balanced and very smooth

  2. Maltimizer scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Caramelized sweet cherries, almost wine gum, finely nutty, vanilla and cinnamon, some oak
    • Taste
      86 86
      Creamy, nutty, dark cherries and blackberries, typical GF sherry notes, pepper and oak
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium length, spicy, tingling, nutty, hardly sweet

  3. KyotoLefty scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Appearance: Medium golden-amber, oily. Slightly darker than the 12 y.o. but not hugely dark, considering the length of time spent in sherry casks.

    Nose: Sherry, caramel, vanilla, honey, bit of cherry, cinnamon spice. Nicely mellowed, but still a bit boozy. Just a touch smoky.

    Palate: Slick, woody oak, dark fruits, caramel, honey, pepper, cinnamon. Chewy malt. Cookies. Sherry.

    Finish: Peppery and spicy, cookies, dark fruits. Hotter than I I would like.

    With Water: Toasty malt becomes bigger, less spice and heat in the nose. Flavor mellowed but also dulled a bit.

    Overall: Mellower and richer than the 12, and much better. Not huge, really, but very well integrated and balanced and overall quite lovely. Amazing value for a 17 y.o. Scotch.


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