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Overall rating
89.57/100
votes
109
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
23.12.1980
Bottled
15.04.2002
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Dark Oloroso Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
574
Strength
53.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Imported by Filliers Graanstokerij N.V./S.A.
Added on
10 Oct 2011 3:30 pm
Single Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 419.50

31 × in wishlist

109 × member ratings

139 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 1980

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.57 points

  1. aksm_be scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. Derufus scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. Cicero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      a lot of dark sherry, slightly sour red berries and quite viiiieeeel oak
      Although somehow a typical sherry nose, but something unusual (meaning neutral) is then there
    • Taste
      heavy alcohol, then a lot of sweet fruit, oak without end and a light wood smoke note ... that could come from the strong sherry keg ... with time it gets drier and drier

      with water:

      hm ... the aroma does not tolerate the water really well, I like it better
      the taste, however, is much more pleasant. The oak becomes almost stronger, the wood smoke too

  4. RL_whisky scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Excellent sherry Glenfarclas. Very sweat, lots of sherry notes. Dried fruits and toffee, hint of apples and nuts. Dry in the mouth / tannin and smoky. Medium to long finish.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Big sherry task, lack of finesse and complexity although I like this kind of profile
    • Nose
      Big sherry (dates, figs, milk chocolate)
    • Taste
      Alcoholic, concentrated, woody
    • Finish
      Long

  6. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    tasted with Aby and JJ
    • Nose
      sherry, earthy - mushrooms, briny! and black currant
    • Taste
      tannins, pepper, liquorice and cappucino
    • Finish
      rubber, smoke, roasted barley and fudge 

  7. Bishlouk scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A dark sherry monster very austere and very very good.
    • Nose
      A very sherry nose, dry, chocolatey, earthy, and dusty. Red fruits stewed in a mess.
    • Taste
      A chocolaty, grassy, ​​stewed, woody, spicy and slightly minty mouth. Powerful and round.
    • Finish
      Average finish on an earthy dryness and very cooked red fruits.

  8. I_SPEY scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    N: Lots and lots of sherry, prunes, coffee, some chocolate and .....some grassy(nice!) notes, wow! And there's also some smoke.

    T: buckets full of sherry, fruits, smoke, leather and my favourite liquorice, as well as some cacao; all together very palatable(body).

    F: there is no finish, it goes on and on and...(due to the sherry, me think). 

    It's a cracker!  Thanks a lot my friend :-)

    ps. No water added.

  9. Titi94 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes from WhiskyNotes.be (01 May 2014):

    Nose: very big sherry, up to the point where it becomes flinty and almost smoky. Lots of prune juice, chocolate coated cherries, espresso and herbal notes like rosemary and eucalyptus. Tobacco leaves and leather. A whole array of aromas from earthy notes all the way to sour overtones.Mouth: sherried whisky can hardly get more sherried than this. Dried fruits, dark herbal teas. Again a slightly funny smokiness. Leathery notes, lots of herbs as well as liquorice. Dark cocoa powder. Ginger. Quite massive and oaky.Finish: long, still quite heavy, with hints of herbal liqueurs and some woody astringency.Comments: well, it’s certainly interesting to see how far you can go with sherry maturation – this is very herbal and earthy with a hint of smoke and some medicinal edges. Maybe not the best example of balance or complexity, but a big sherried dram nonetheless.Score: 89/100.

  10. Ikkakumon scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A pretty old fashioned sherry relatively austere.

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