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Glenfarclas 17-year-old

Overall rating
85.78/100
votes
38
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
17 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Label
Bottle code
L 190412
Added on
23 Nov 2012 4:24 pm
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 55,30

6 × in wishlist

38 × member ratings

98 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 17-year-old

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.78 points

  1. OKoster scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The barrels used at Glenfarclas are either American oak (Quercus alba) previously holding bourbon, or Scotch after holding bourbon or they use European Oak (Quercus robur) which previously held Fino or Oloroso Sherry.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. Gloin scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    An almost classic whisky, with some sherry, but not dominant. It could even have been refill sherry casks. I like it a lot, but at the same time it's too smooth to make a lasting impression. blind tasting
    • Nose
      Apricot, vanilla and caramel, a little apple juice, slightly sour, a little oak.
    • Taste
      Buttery start, sweet, tender oak, again apricots, a little sherry
    • Finish
      Malt, some oak, delicate bitterness, classic, confident, good.

  3. robain scored this whisky 84 points Moderator

    • Nose
      sherry, honey, raisins
    • Taste
      sherry, honey, mild and round.

  4. robain scored this whisky 84 points Moderator

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Doodlebugger scored this whisky 73 points Member Junior

    Opened the bottle and a cloud of sulphur hit me like a baseball bat.
    Spoiled it all. I keep looking for the good layers beneath, hints of them are there, but the sulphur keeps yelling at me. Lost all hope. Pitty. Used to be one of my favourites.

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Gronqvist scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Butterscotch, peat, smoke, candied fruit, sherry, toasted nuts, with a slight hint of eucalyptus with a heathery / resinous edge. 
    • Taste
      Big and round, perfectly balanced. The flavor develops gradually, filling the mouth with sweetness, notes of malt, herbal, pine needles, resin, licorice, oak and sherry, and a subtle hint of peat smoke. 
    • Finish
      Persistent and flexible, notes of gingerbread, spices, oak, nuts and sherry sweetness.

  8. granella2003 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Colour: Rich amber
    Nose: Complex, with distinctive butterscotch, sherried fruit and peat smoke aromas.
    Flavour: Big, full-flavoured, with excellent balance, develops slowly, full of sherry sweet malty tones, and a touch peat smoke.
    Finish: Long lasting and smooth, with a hint of spice and sherry sweetness.
    Comment: Hints of oak, complexity but finely balanced. Combines the smoothness of our younger whiskies with the greater depth of our older expressions.

    Bottled in limited quantities primarily for the North American, Japanese and Travel Retail markets.

  9. granella2003 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      On the nose it is
      complex, with distinctive butterscotch, sherry fruit, peat and smoke flavors.
    • Taste
      In the mouth it is very full of flavor, with excellent balance,
      develops slowly, full of sherry sweet malty tones and a hint of peat smoke.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, durable and glass with a hint of spice and sherry

  10. drkrylov scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Bottled in limited quantities primarily for the North American, Japanese and Travel Retail markets.

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