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Glenfarclas 12-year-old

Overall rating
81.16/100
votes
191
Whiskybase ID
WB14879
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
New Label
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Bottle code
L 20 08 13 3 13:05 BB
Barcode
5018066124313
Added on
27 Mar 2010 6:16 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 31.03

17 × in wishlist

191 × member ratings

445 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 12-year-old

35 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.16 points

  1. KB201 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    A great entry-level whisky stored in sherry casks, very tasty, but has character, not too soft, with a full 12 years and 43% a great buy.

  2. Roley scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  3. Noname_Drinker scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Bottle Code: 17 02 21 3 10:12 BB, so it's bottled in 2021 but with the same barcode.

    For that price range, Glenfarclas 12 is very good. However, if you are not an entry-level whisky drinker, this is too plain and one dimensional. Nevertheless, you can introduce this whisky to your friends who have never drunk whisky before.

    Edit: If you want to enjoy this, better let it oxidize for a while to suppress the alcoholic note.
    • Nose
      80 80
      One dimensional, not complex. Toffee, sherry, vanilla, citric/orange, spicy. The nosing is not very pleasant (some alcohol flavor), but acceptable. In general, all the good flavors are locked behind the alcoholic, sulfuric note.

      Edit: With oxidization, the score is increased by 5 due to suppressed alcoholic, sulfuric note.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Very oily and mild spicy. Strong sherry influence, vanilla, fruity, toffee, sherry, grain. Dark chocolate and oakiness at the back.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium to short finish, which makes me want to take a second sip. The aftertaste is mainly oak. Still oily but not bitter.

  4. MarcinCh scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Clear sherry notes. Yeast. Maybe some malt. Red fruit. Sweet and dry aroma. Some perfume-floral notes. It also smells of spices, slightly peppery. Honey.
    • Taste
      Sweetness, clear sherry. Lots of red fruit. Lots of spices as well. Hot pepper. Red fruit again, sweetness, vanilla. Nuts, rather sweet, hazel. Maybe even almonds.
    • Finish
      Sweetness, red fruit. Notes of sherry. Lots of hazelnuts, sweet. Some cocoa, dark chocolate. Spices, cinnamon. Medium-long finish.

  5. Ostap scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Friendly whisky. For the company, no one will be indifferent.
    • Nose
      Thick, rich, sour, wine, compote, apricot, dried apricots, sweet wax, pastries with fruit, apple, plum, raisins, bitterness of lemon and grapefruit, thick sour plum jam.
    • Taste
      Tasty, tart, sour, rich, candied fruit sour varieties.
    • Finish
      Fruit and berry sour, medium duration.

  6. riegerjonas scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    2020-12-17
    • Nose
      distinct sweetness and sherry
    • Taste
      malty sweet sherry
    • Finish
      medium length

  7. Koning scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Fair whisky with some (refill) sherry influence. Intermediate between a light speysider and a sherry bomb. Not a great one, but it offers excellent value for a litre bottle nonetheless!
    • Nose
      Fresh and young notes (mint, 'leafiness', apples) compete with more mature notes like milk chocolate, canned peaches and subdued spices. Also a hint of wine vinegar and old dusty oak.
    • Taste
      Rather creamy with citrus fruits, apple cider, raisins and dried herbs and the slightest amount of smoke. Feels a bit fragile though.
    • Finish
      Rather light and fresh spices (mint, pepper, garden herbs), tangerines and a bit of cacao. A drying finish with clear oak influence.

  8. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Teomarg scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      74 74

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