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Glenfarclas 12-year-old

Overall rating
81.14/100
votes
890
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
New Label
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
26 Mar 2010 7:54 pm

Average value

€ 37.78

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 12-year-old

95 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.14 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 83 points Administrator

    Family-owned distillery, direct-fired stills and this unmistakable sherry-infused style - what's not to like about Glenfarclas? Light, sweet and fruity, the aroma kicks off with oranges, apricots and unripe banana, followed by shortbread, allspice and vegetal notes. The arrival is zesty, sparkling and reminiscent of Fanta. Water tames the initial roughness of the spirit, revealing dried fruits, pineapple and menthol. Dark chocolate, peppery spices and gummy bears fade in the medium finish. It's still a bargain for a 12-year-old, although not as robust as it used to be.

    RATING: 3.5/5.0 stars ≙ 83 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. Jack Marinello scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sherry, vanilla, caramel, sugar.
    • Taste
      Fruits, sugar, vanilla, nuts, almonds, rubber
    • Finish
      medium, dry, bitter, pungent.

  3. wisekycourse scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    dryness in the mouth, a bit of bitterness, and malty sweetness!
    spicy, peppery on the palate, a little dust and fruit a little moldy and dusty.

  4. HammerHead scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. gaboruso scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. Rien scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  7. coldsun scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Very balanced and flavor sherry whisky. It needs some (not a long) time to be opened and comes with different kind of sherry and dried fruits notes. The only disadvantage that it is little bit overpriced.
    • Nose
      Dry sherry, prunes, dried and stewed fruits, plum.
    • Taste
      Bold with elements of dry sherry, citric zest, dried and stewed fruits.
    • Finish
      Sherry, citric zest, dried fruits, old wood.

  8. YD84 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

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

  9. Scherenschnitte scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Nose shines for me and the palate is just okay. Overall I think this is a decent entry level pour. ⁣
    • Nose
      Sweetness immediately along with some typical fruity sherry notes and a slight tinge of sour. Figs, raisins, a bit of orange. Honey, toffee, vanilla coupled with mild cinnamon and cloves. Very sweet overall, really quality nose⁣
    • Taste
      Medium-light body. Mild malty sweetness and dried fruits. Drying wood notes along with some spice, maybe a bit of leather
    • Finish
      Medium-short length. A touch of sweetness (although much less than the palate) and some dried fruits. Drying woody notes toward the end with a bit of alcohol burn⁣

  10. davidloosli scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet, perfume, floral, oranges, cinamon
    • Taste
      Oranges, light sherry, moldy, nougat, pear
    • Finish
      Walnut, almonds, light bitterness, sweet green apple

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