Glenfarclas 21-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
95 Proof
Stated Age
21 years old
Oloroso Casks
54.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Added on
20 apr 2021 10:38 pm by Hookedon
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 129.78

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Whisky reviews for Glenfarclas 21-year-old

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.09 points.

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A little less oak-forward and certainly fruitier, although the palate is spicy and somewhat earthy as well.
    • Nose
      Earthy and a soft graininess, but mostly raisins, figs and prunes, as well as tinned apricots and heather honey. Comparatively much fruitier than its younger sibling. Just a thin copper/sour note, but mainly rather ripe and lush with a tinge of fennel.
    • Taste
      Creamy mouthfeel and the fruitiness remains, rather a bit brighter than the nose suggests with tangerines and sultanas. But also more room for pepper, clove and nutmeg, as well as some charred oak and sandalwood. Finally a whiff of mint.
    • Finish
      Tobacco, a whiff of pine and ending on juicy red fruits.

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  3. rich_93 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    A really nice Glenfarclas. Mostly defined by the wood, I prefer my whiskies from the valley of the green grass a bit fruitier! The 185th anniversary release has his one beat in my book.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Tasted from a sample. Pretty classic sherried glenfarclas. A bit of a nip at cask strength, but nicely matured. On the dry side. Needs water!

      Elegant, with lots to discover - coffee, syrupy figs, and a sweet, honeyed white floral nuance. Earthy, with clear dunnage influence. As it opens up, tropical fruits mix with dark berries. Musty.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Nice, full mouthfeel. Buttery. Again, dry, earthy, woody. Nice cereal notes supported by spices with cardamom and clove. As with the nose, a bit musty, which isn’t my preference.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Very long, mostly driven by the wood.

  4. FluidSunshine scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. OJK scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Walnuts, herbs and mint, almost something falafel like. Orange and a hint of rubber, with plenty of earth and soft smoke. Complex, oily and elegant sherry - classic oloroso.

  7. sublimesk scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior


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