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Glenfarclas 1992

Overall rating
89.95/100
votes
24
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Family Casks (Release S20)
Vintage
1992
Bottled
02.06.2020
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
2904
Number of bottles
601
Strength
55.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
06 Aug 2020 6:06 pm by Schmausel
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 343.97

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 1992

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.95 points

  1. Prof_Dr_John scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Glenfarclas 1992 Cask 2904 Sherry Butt. The new Family Casks were longed for by the Glenfarclas fan base. Actually it was said that they should come to Germany in September. Then you were put off by the dealers almost every two weeks and now in November the time had finally come. Unfortunately, the bottlings from 1990 and 1991 are now so outrageously expensive and, at over 500 euros, probably no longer affordable for most connoisseurs, which is why the 1992 was or is the first port of call for those who wanted to get hold of a Glenfarclas as old as possible. This is a very successful bottling. Flawless, fine, playful, mysterious, multi-layered, mature and just very tasty. The guys from Glenfarclas have chosen a very good barrel here. However, if you expect a taste profile like the dark sherry soups like in the 1990s, you will be disappointed. Rather, it is the 1992 and a bottling that masterfully and artistically combines fruity-sweet sherry aromas with floral notes and subtle spices. I like the Glenfarclas very much, unfortunately it is no longer a bargain at well over 300 euros. But unfortunately we cannot change that. After the first tasting impressions I would give a cautious 91, but I will dare to try again in the next days or weeks. I'm curious what the other guys write for their impressions :)
    • Nose
      The color is dark amber and the nose offers a flawless modern sherry profile, which lets out fruity-sweet wine aromas in the summer in the nosing glass right from the start. These go very well with the floral notes, which wonderfully complement the sweet nuances. After a while, the fruity-sweet sherry aromas and spices become stronger, which makes the nose even more interesting. After a further quarter of an hour in the glass, the fine Glenfarclas malt notes come more and more into their own, which playfully and discreetly form a very interesting concert of elements on the nose. Sweet, fruity, fresh and yet set, ripe and dignified. There are absolutely no missing notes such as sulfur. A very interesting nose that has something different to offer than the Sherry Monster from 1990 such as Cask 9468 or 5114.
    • Taste
      The 55.9% are very well integrated and the 1992 Glenfarclas is oily on the tongue. The flow of saliva is stimulated immediately. The sherry aromas are a bit restrained at first, but the spicy notes are there. Only after a few seconds do the sweet impressions mix with the spicy tannins of the oak. Here barley sugar meets wood and sherry. After some chewing, the individual flavors are so closely interwoven that it becomes difficult to identify a “winner” here. A second sip with a two drop of water adds further aromas such as wax, oils, tobacco, leather and slightly earthy notes. The matter is getting more and more complex and interesting, but without letting the floral and sweet impressions of the nosing be forgotten.
    • Finish
      The initial mouthfeel is very pleasant. At the beginning, the sweet notes set the tone. However, if you continue to circle your tongue over the inner cheeks, the spicy nuances will soon become noticeable again. There is a slightly dry, pleasant feeling in the mouth, the malt knocks again, the flow of saliva slowly subsides. Very round, very pleasant, no missing notes. Medium length.

  2. Fudschafudscha scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    price in Germany (November 2020) around 315 Euros

  3. LeChiffre scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Great, ripe, fruity-sweet sherry profile (especially a dream on the nose), without which the malt on tap is killed, as with the many modern cola soups. No missing notes (no sulfur), just a well-matured, multi-layered malt.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

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