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Glenfarclas 15-year-old

Overall rating
87.54/100
votes
39
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition for The Netherlands
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
50% refill & 50% 1st fill oloroso sherry cask
Number of bottles
1800
Strength
52.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
22 Sep 2020 6:15 pm by aspa
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 65.61

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 15-year-old

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.54 points

  1. Bam scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Quite demanding sherry bottling, sometimes without dried fruit. Very dry from start to finish. But definitely complex and exciting. Quite thin for a barrel strength, or, if you want to put it positively, alcohol well integrated.
    • Nose
      Roasted hazelnuts, cocoa powder, pumpernickel, grapefruit, peach. Musty, damp cellar. Very spicy, slightly herbaceous oak with cloves, nutmeg and black pepper. Carried by a subtle note of caramel.
    • Taste
      Easy start, oily / silky mouthfeel. Starts with different citrus flavors, especially grapefruit and lemon, then the fruit turns to peach. Burnt caramel, roasted hazelnuts. Then slowly spicy, pepper, nutmeg, dark chocolate. Suddenly some sulfur comes up, it wasn't noticeable on the nose.
    • Finish
      Medium length. Grapefruit and lemon, espresso, nutmeg.

  2. LeChiffre scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Overall, a successful Glenfarclas, which is noticeably good for the higher alcohol content compared to the standard bottlings in the age group. Not very complex, but still tasty with what it offers. I like it best in the nose. The price is fair for what is offered.
    • Nose
      88 88
      fruity sweetness; Peach; ripe apples; Orange notes; some dried fruit; Caramel; delicate herbs; Nuts; spicy wood notes
    • Taste
      87 87
      a comparatively soft start for the alcohol content; lies silky in the mouth; bitter to sour fruity with grapefruit and citrus notes; with peach and some apple; Caramel; nutty notes; peppery seasoning is increasing
    • Finish
      87 87
      also here noticeably towards bitter / sour fruity notes of grapefruit; tender nutty; spicy, tart oak aromas

  3. Bottlin Bond scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Roeltje scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nice Dram

  5. peej84 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      79 79

  6. Mapl scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Prof_Dr_John scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    There is actually nothing to add to the Notes from LeChiffre. Nice everyday dram :)

  8. fop scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    seriously good whisky.

  9. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      First different types of sherry pointing in different directions. Caramel, marshmallow, cherry and nuts. When the sherry punch mellows down there's a lot of apple. Marzipan too. More apple when adding water.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sugared almond, cherry, apple and caramel.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Sugared almond, roasted peanut, apple, cherry and caramel.

  10. Rien scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

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