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Glenfarclas 1988 Quarter Casks

Overall rating
86.97/100
votes
36
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
29.01.1988
Bottled
07.02.2008
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Sherry Quarter Cask
Casknumber
251 - 261
Number of bottles
1478
Strength
46.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 07 02 08 1 08:55 BB
Barcode
5018066881117
Added on
07 May 2008 9:06 pm
UncoloredCask Strength

Average value

€ 195,00

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95
Member Senior BunnaJoe
94
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94
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90
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90
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90
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89
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89
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89
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89
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89
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88
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88
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88
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88
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88
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88
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87
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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 1988 Quarter Casks

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.97 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The nose is insane and can expect a taste explosion. Unfortunately, this does not ignite ... The taste and in the finish disappointed me the 1988 QC but a little. The overall package of Glenfarcla is correct, and thanks to the fantastic nose I give the piglet 88 points.
    • Nose
      Clear and bright, the 1988 QC shimmers rusty reddish and amber in the glass. Tough and oily streaks stick to the glass wall almost endlessly after pouring. Intense and fruity raisin aroma rises immediately from the glass, dates and oranges mix to a creamy and sweet Mus. Caramel and milk chocolate end in tropical fruits. Pineapple, bananas, mango and a touch of cherries are extremely stimulating the salivation. I want to finally drink the Glenfarclas. Quickly inhale a few deep puffs ... Honey, toffee, bananas, butter biscuits and fine spicy notes fill the Nosingglas. A wonderfully fruity and sweet aroma forces me to finally try the Glenfarclas.
    • Taste
      Tart and slightly sourish wood and fruit notes immediately miss the fruity nose after the first sip. Amazingly, the first impression is dominated by a tart note of wood and sulfur. Grapefruit flavors and also a little sweet fruit try to make their way through the bitter and bitter oak flavors. Unripe and bitter walnuts come from the wood, subtle sharpness arises. Of the extreme fruitiness of the nose is unfortunately no longer felt. The second sip looks a little more harmonious, and it starts again slowly on the tongue to Bizzeln and burning. Again, the subtle sweetness and fruit of grapefruit flavors and bitter wood is whitewashed.
    • Finish
      With the tart wood notes of taste, the finish also starts. Spicy wood mixes with citrus fruits, the walnut flavor returns. Cherries rise from the wooden note, slightly sour fruit flavors return. The finish sounds relatively quick.

  2. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    @Mr.Sandwich: Really? 70 points? Same as you gave the the 3yo Slyrs? That´s surprising. Maybe you just had a bad day when tasting it.

    PS: I´m not judging, just wondering...

  3. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    So I think the nose is really nice. I expected more from the taste, after the nose. A little more fruit, for example, alternating with the spicy and tart notes. But I also like it a bit tart, it is interesting for me to try such a woody whisky.
    • Nose
      The sherry is noticeable by dried fruits. But rather the bright ones like apricot, apple, banana. A little raisin is coming too. Some marzipan. Then the fruits become more tropical. Kiwi. Again and again comes through a citrus note. Bergamot.
    • Taste
      In the mouth now clearly has the oak the command. The fruit is significantly less than in the nose. Spicy wet wood that also tickles a bit. Then it gets sourer. Green gooseberry, rhubarb and immature kiwi. Then some salivation. And bitterness begins.
    • Finish
      A harsh note remains. Grapefruit. Nutty. Black tea.

  4. katarn_rb scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Really a huge fruit in the nose, exotic (melon) and just great.
    Very oaky in the mouth with herbs and sour fruits like grapefruit.
    Hmm ... definitely a very good and multi-layered malt - but not 100% mine!

  5. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [August, 2013]  Together with friends I emptied bottle no. 306 that I bought for 67,50 Euro in July, 2013.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 90.  My notes state "milk chocolate with fruits and nuts in a liquid state".

  6. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2014]  I had this dram during a FoSM club tasting.In
    my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 90. 
    My notes state a very complex and perfectly balanced sherry profile without any flaws.  A great whisky to train your tastebuds on aromas and flavours identification...

  7. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Wow, sometimes a WHOLE of other Glenfarclas, the crazy and a bit edgy grades but good in the game together, beautiful!
    • Nose
      Surprising nose for a Glenfarclas, very nice exotic notes, almost Japanese in itself. Mango, exotic wood, herbal honey, white and milk chocolate, very full, apple, red berries are then synonymous between the more exotic notes through, raisins, fresh dates, everything makes you want more
    • Taste
      Strong onset, has here first a crass oak and herbal freight, wow, thyme, oregano, rosemary, some menthol, strong, but delicious oak, orange oil, malic acid, mango, papaya later, vanilla and herbal honey, diluted cough syrup dissolved in fruit juice, fresh raspberries from your own field
    • Finish
      Herbal-bitter, exotic, interesting, medium long

  8. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Price evaluation: starting from a price in 2009 of just under 100 euros.
    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      71 71
    • Finish
      66 66

  9. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Quarter Casks are 125L barrels
    • Nose
      Umami, lemon drops, wood, vanilla, some spice, burned chocolate and some coffee. The alcohol stands out unpleasantly. The whole thing is very unbalanced.
    • Taste
      Sweet-malty mouthfeel with blackberries, gooseberries and vanilla. Then a bit bitter with citrus aromas and wood. Unbalanced and not very tasty.
    • Finish
      Sweet and short, then becomes bitter again.

  10. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Real beauty!
    • Nose
      Heavy sherry with surprisingly fresh and exotic fruits. Adorable complex nose. Some herbs and a touch of Christmassy spices. Sweet honey, milk chocolate with raisins. Also a hint of roasted coffee. 
    • Taste
      Starts kinda reserved before this unexpected sweetness coats your mouth. Still quite some mushy fruits. Rich and spicy oak now. But not bitter at all. Wonderfully balanced. Perfect alcohol strength.
    • Finish
      Beautiful oak, adroable! Malt, leather and almonds Just a little dry, the sweetness lingers on. 

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