Glenfarclas 09-year-old

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Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
09 years old
Oloroso Sherry
44.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Netherlands Netherlands
Added on
20 nov 2022 11:40 am by Knie
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€ 47.22

Whisky reviews for Glenfarclas 09-year-old

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.79 points.

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  1. JoshNRW scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    This is a simple sherry malt that is definitely a snap at the offer price of 32 euros. But he doesn't really make me happy. What I like is the oily distillate and the simple but very clean flavors. Confirms me again that Glenfarclas is one of the best distilleries in terms of value for money.

    For me, this is a clear 85 and simple standard. For the money I prefer the Glendronach 12 though.
    • Nose
      The texture of the first nose is very oily and characterized by simple sherry aromas, unfortunately there is also a lot of tartaric acid at the beginning, but it is rather soft and fades into the background over time. The young age isn't all that weak in the glass, as only 44.1 percent is involved here and because the distillate is very good, but overall the aromas are fairly simple and not complex at all.
    • Taste
      The start is still quite youthful and a bit lively. As the first dram of the evening, it won't bring many friends, because the taste buds are still relatively sensitive. The following sips are already much more pleasant but unfortunately still with a good portion of tartaric acid in the simple sherry aromas. The Oloroso is easy to identify here, but I personally prefer PX to simple sherry malts because it's not as acidic.
      It gets a little better with every sip. Maybe it can improve with time in the bottle and several drams in a row, but I only had a 4cl sample and it didn't score 86 today.
    • Finish
      The mouthfeel is not really thin, but not really bulky either. The finish is almost medium and the texture is consistently clean.

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