Glenfarclas 1972 CA

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead's (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Stated Age
25 years old
53.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
06 sep 2011 5:58 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 765.12

5 × in wishlist

38 × member ratings

16 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glenfarclas 1972 CA

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.12 points.

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    The nose of this 1972 Farclas reminds me of several outstanding undisclosed Speyside Regions from 1973. That can not be a coincidence. Unforunately, the palate misses the juicy 'ouch' factor to deserve an even higher rating.
    • Nose
      Lots of beehives, pollen, paraffin, and honey for a start. Followed by tropical fruitiness of mango, papaya, and pineapple Some meadow flowers, and vanilla cake with icing. Polished oak in the background.
    • Taste
      Now more on eucalyptus and pine wood. Roasted chestnuts. Quite some bitterness of grapefruit and blood oranges. Spices of aniseed and a little cinnamon as well. Hints of dark menthol chocolate later on. It's all a bit sharp. The palate doesn't meet the expectations of the gorgeous nose.
    • Finish
      Medium long with hints of black pepper and a little clove. Drying oak at the end.

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  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Photo Moderator

    Indeed close to the undisclosed speysiders 73 that are known to be Glenfarclas - probably just not that mature like those but definitely hinting to this direction - very good!
    • Nose
      93 93
      Plenty of tropical fruits, mango, pineapple, passion fruit, ripe banana, honeycomb, spices, pepper, hints of green fruits, green papaya, carambole - great!
    • Taste
      92 92
      Oily, creamy, sirupy, little punchy, good sweetness, more tropical fruits, more pepper and spices, again hints of green fruits, leafy hints, ginger, honey, woody - very good!
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, warm, fruity, spicy, little more wood spice

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Indeed reminiscent of the 73 speysiders, tropical notes with a bit of a malty waxy side, very drinkable

  5. MikerG2k scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. stefsel111 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very freaky Glenfarclas, definitely a thrilling barrel, but overall here too overrated for me, but he has too many edges and partly for me already almost false notes.
    • Nose
      Popcorn, floss, crass sweet and light initially, the sweetness alternates with bittern notes afterwards, dark honey and toffee, behind it grasses, macadamia nut, chestnut, oak, dry pear
    • Taste
      Pear, physalis, apricot, oak, chestnut, licorice in bitter, fennel, caraway, anise, apple seeds, light malt and honey
    • Finish
      Dry, oak with a little honey, chestnut and the grasses return a little bit, medium long


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