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Glenfarclas 12-year-old

Overall rating
81.13/100
votes
972
Whiskybase ID
14878
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
Barcode
5018066112433
Added on
26 Mar 2010 7:54 pm
Chillfiltered

Average value

€ 40.06

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972 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 12-year-old

98 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.13 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 83 points Super 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 Connoisseur

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

  5. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Bang 4 the buck 1l bottle. Batches vary, some are visibly darker with more sherry influence. Quality-wise on the level of Farclas 18 for cheaper money. Recommended, good bottle to bring to weddings, not as a gift but for interested folk to kill during festivities.

  6. MLE scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      77 77

  7. JeJoost scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Reasonably priced (~€30,- for a litre bottle where I'm from), and still a respectable dram. Don't expect your typical sherry notes in this one. All in all a good beginner whisky if you want to explore if you ask me!
    • Nose
      86 86
      Quite green at first. Green apples, gooseberries, unripe fruit, green and red grapes both make an appearance. Then plums and dried red fruits in cream and a noticeable, bitter oak note. Water brings out a big vanilla/toffee note. Really liking the nose on this one!
    • Taste
      83 83
      The initial taste is syrupy sweet, with honey and vanilla. Then a savoury malty note with hints of fruit, mostly green (like the nose). Not what one would expect from a typical sherried whisky. Improves with water for my taste. Citrus fruits and gummy bears come to mind now.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Pleasantly spicy, with green apple, orange and lemon. Medium in length and quite dry.

  8. gaboruso scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Rien scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  10. 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.

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