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Overall rating
85.60/100
votes
8
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
white label , white capsule
Barcode
5010197000597
Added on
30 Jul 2010 7:00 pm

Average value

€ 183.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 10-year-old

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.60 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/04/06/bottle-polishing-2020-four-from-speyside/

    Yet another bottle enjoyed to the heel before I began taking some notes.

    N: Rather stewed/well married, or as Serge brilliantly puts it, ’stodgy’. This stewed marriage [in glass] meant I found the delights & details unreachable much of the time, A waxy malty-sherried industrial/petroleum/briny pong was the main over-hanging feature. For the sadists, I broke that pong down to fusty-malty=sherried < creamy=milky-waxy, slightly sweaty burned/toasted barley [& plastic], with a mild and unique blend of Yogi teas, chai and oaky fruity ‘nougat’ – another Serge gem. A few more pointers included pecan halva [another one for the cookbook], organic vegetal scrub and olive brine. If you will, a soft sherried Inchgower at times.

    T: The sweet raisin-led likeness to a particular single cask DL Inchgower bottling [WB] continues. For immaculate details of this Glenfarclas, refer once again to Serge’s review [WF]. For my part, my main focus for this bottle centred around an almost chalky bitter-sweet-leathery-waxy > raisin-y chewy arrival turning slightly [ever-waxy &] oaky with some [more] soft toffee/nougat and a hint of molasses into aromatic ground black pepper [S=genius]. Simply, this is a well married [stodgy] waxy bitter > savoury-sweet thing, well-tempered without losing all its power. OBE would have played a part too. This particular waxy & briny mouthfeel isn’t to be found in contemporary bottlings.

    F: Short on peppery earthy wax – damn Serge! – finishing with a light tobacco & mole skin-sweet waxy maltiness, a soft damp cardboard note, faint budget milk chocolate and toasted heather. We see sweet dusty milky runny toffee at the death, remaining a touch heathery and raisin-y till the last.

    C: Amazingly this is my first Glenfarclas 10yo, so I’ve only the contemporary 15yo [which I have liked very much in the past] to compare it against. Those transport casks must have played a significant part in the radical difference between whiskies from two very different eras. Scoring fluctuated but settled at a well deserved:

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