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Glenfarclas 12-year-old

Overall rating 483 votes 81.21

Tastingtags

73 Notes

Slàinte Mhath
Moderator Slàinte Mhath Review note
10 May 2017 3:01 pm
Slàinte Mhath gave this whisky 86 points

Ah, Glenfarclas! Family-owned distillery, direct-fired stills and this unmistakable, sherry-infused style. Typical fruity sweet Speyside aroma that is full of oranges, apricots and plums with a touch of cinnamon and cloves. A robust nose. The arrival is mouth-watering, measured and zesty. Fresh youthfulness reminds that this Single Malt is only 12 years old, and yet it is full-bodied and rich with dried fruits, raisins and nuts. A medium finish with Christmas spices, dark chocolate and jelly babies in the aftertaste underscores that this dram is excellent stuff.

RATING: 3.9/5.0 86 pts   ·FIRST-CLASS [-]·

Weighted Rate
85.6
Nose
87
Initial taste
86
Body
84
Finish
84
Price
88
Presentation
86
“There is no such thing as bad whisky - some are just better than others.” (W. Faulkner)
spigray
Expert Senior spigray Review note
12 Oct 2017 6:03 pm
spigray gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
83.5
Nose
85
Initial taste
83
Body
82
Finish
82
Price
86
Presentation
85
spigray
Expert Senior spigray Tasting note
12 Oct 2017 6:23 pm
spigray gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose

malty with the typical gf fruit profile, dominated by cooked cherries. but the fruits are nicely integrated and this is not always the case with the core range gfs.
after a few minutes in the glass the cooked cherries are overtaken by oranges. god bless them cause I hate cooked cherries.

Taste

oranges again and some pastry, mild oak and liquorice. very mild and easy to drink. of course not a complex palate.

Finish

short to medium with a little ginger

Comments

84/100

wisekycourse
Expert Senior wisekycourse Note
21 Aug 2017 11:06 am
wisekycourse gave this whisky 83 points

Au nez,des épices,des fruits,du bois et un sherry fin!
En bouche,vanille,miel ,épices,fruits doux orangés,retour de bois assez frais!
En finale ,moyenne sur mêmes arômes
Un standard trop vite oublié,comme usité ,mais qui garde un caractère unique!

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EinSpatzUnterVielen
Expert Senior EinSpatzUnterVielen Review note
12 Aug 2017 12:18 pm
EinSpatzUnterVielen gave this whisky 71 points
Weighted Rate
70.6
Nose
70
Initial taste
70
Body
70
Finish
70
Price
75
Presentation
71
EinSpatzUnterVielen
Expert Senior EinSpatzUnterVielen Tasting note
11 Aug 2017 3:17 pm
EinSpatzUnterVielen gave this whisky 71 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose
Taste
Finish
Comments

scharf, sprittig, holzig, dünn - der vereint alles, was ich an GF nicht mag

Allandale
Connoisseur Allandale Tasting note
05 Aug 2017 9:20 pm
Allandale gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Burnished
Nose

Drier, with a quick, big attack.

Taste

Plenty of flavor, with notes of peat and smoke.

Finish

Long with oaky notes.

Comments

A big , firm body.

jhut
Expert Junior jhut Tasting note
26 Jul 2017 11:05 pm
jhut gave this whisky 82 points
Color
Russetmuscat
Nose

begin duidelijke sherry tonen, heeft wel iets van Aberlour. Zowel groene als rode druiven, geen tannines. Aardig citrus gehalte, scherp.

Taste

citrus, scherp. Prikkelend.

Finish

vrij zoetig karakter, duidelijke fruit tonen. lekkere nasmaak.

Comments

whisky proeverij de toeter 21 7 17

zaphod155
Expert Junior zaphod155 Tasting note
19 Jun 2017 10:42 pm
zaphod155 gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Kräftiger Sherry, dunkle Beeren, vor allem Johannisbeeren. Leichter Anklang von Eichenwürze 

Taste

Voll und cremig im Mund. Kräftige Würze und Sherry. Gegen Ende meine ich, eine leichte Rauchigkeit zu spüren, die dann aber durch dunkle Schokolade abgelöst wird. 

Finish

Fast schon lang, würzig und dunkle Schokolade. Am Schluss bleibt eine leichte Schärfe.

Comments

Der Whisky bietet alles, was man sich von einem 12-jährigen, im  Sherryfass gereiften, Whisky erwartet.

matho010
Newbie matho010 Note
16 Jun 2017 7:55 am
matho010 gave this whisky 84 points

compared to price, one of the best whiskies

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