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Glenfarclas 1968

Overall rating
92.78/100
votes
47
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Bottling
Vintage
07.02.1968
Bottled
25.04.2005
Stated Age
37 years old
Casknumber
689
Number of bottles
152
Strength
51.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Market
be Belgium
Added on
19 Jun 2008 10:00 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1450,00

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47 × member ratings

26 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 1968

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.78 points

  1. aphex scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful nose, vibrant and tasty palate. Great whisky.
    • Nose
      Elegant nose with fruity, jammy and floral notes. Apricots, honey, nuts, pastry notes and spices.
    • Taste
      Fresh, fruity and punchy but refined too. Apricots, oranges, hints of exotic fruits, spices, leather and mentholated notes. All aromas nicely intertwined.
    • Finish
      Long, fruity, tannic, traces of cloves.

  2. boborban scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    Serge

     Colour: amber. Nose: ah, this one is much fresher again, not too far from cask #686-687. Beautifully floral and fragrant, markedly winey and also very fruity: perhaps it’s the most balanced of them all. Caramel cream, praline, apricot jam, butter cream… Notes of pastry, fresh cookies, roasted peanuts. The sherry is very refined and elegant… Whiffs of pu-her tea, quinquina, bitter orange, and even ginger. It simply has everything (except peat and smoke, that is). Mouth: oh yes, this one is my favourite, by far. It has much more vivacity than its brothers, and much more oomph. An Aston when the others were Cadillacs! The attack is very nervous, yet creamy, with lots of fruit jam and fruit liquors (mainly mirabelles, plums). Crystallised orange, leather, light tobacco… Even hints of eucalyptus and beeswax. Superb! There is a lot of sherry, obviously, but the latter didn’t overwhelm the whisky at all. Ah, now there are some funny hints of ginger tonic together with a tiny little metallic taste towards the very long and so nicely balanced finish. Wow! This one is meant to get bottled in 2008, but I would advise the owner to check whether it doesn’t get more tannic in the coming months/years, because I find it to be perfect just like it is. Hence my 93 points, by the way… (thanks, Luc!)

  3. metropolis13 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Really too much water (especially in the mouth) to reach 90

  4. tomy63 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    I thought to note 92 initially but once compared to the Caperdonich 1972 Maltbarn, this Glenfarclas appeared even more elegant with a finesse that is missing at Caperdo.
    • Nose
      very sweet, fruity bomb, lots of citrus, a little exotic fruit (in the Tomatin 1976), spices, hazelnut, moderately marked by sherry.
    • Taste
      more expressive than the nose, all finesse and elegance, lots of fruit, orange, apricot jam, mandarin, mango, exotic fruits, spices, menthol. A lot of freshness.
    • Finish
      long, more and more spices.

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