Glenfarclas 1997

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Premium Edition
Calculated age
14 years old
Sherry Casks
see note
Number of bottles
53.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L 17 02 12 3 09:57 BB
Germany Germany
Added on
16 dec 2012 7:55 pm
UncoloredCask Strength

Average value

€ 79.90

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Whisky reviews for Glenfarclas 1997

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.10 points.

  1. BXpress scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    if you come across this one , let it breathe.  i left the bottle open for about 2 hours closed it and let it rest for 2 weeks.

    the first few glasses only had spirit, cherry stones and match sticks. not bad for the price you had to pay back then (49 euros)
    • Nose
      match sticks, Nougat, a little Marzipan, glue (not in a bad way), chocolate cake and roasted coffee beans.
    • Taste
      dried fruit (plums mostly), again something chocolaty , a very dark chocolate. bitter wood and dark coffee a la Espresso. something buttery too. a very thick oily mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      long. honey, caramel. very sirupy.

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  3. notesofmalt scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Glenfarclas 1997-2012, 15 years, 53.6% alc. original bottling
    Expansion: Sherrfässer
    Region: Speyside, Scotland Special feature: Vintage from 11 barrels, limited to 6,000 bottles ... Nose: peaches, apricots, prunes and winter spices. Harmonious but also a bit closed. Honey, butter crumble and shortcrust pastry. Behind it dry oak and quite a bit lighter smoke away Palate: Alcoholic, but not surprising. Prunes and caramel, some honey and winter spices again. To bitter oak flavors, a bit dry in the mouth. Finish: Long and dry, slightly bitter and quite spicy. Sulfur comes up at the very end of the outflow. Conclusion: pleasant sherry influence, nice and intense. 83/100 points (tasted 2015, approx. 60 €)
    Thanks to Peat Head for the rehearsal Published on:

  4. whiskyfine58 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      solvent, a little bit x-mas, shoe polish
    • Taste
      figs, dried fruit
    • Finish
      sweet, medium length, slightly dry

  5. Bond scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Pleasant. But not meant for easy drinking and not very complex.
    • Nose
      Cooked figs, apricots and peaches. Some ester and heavy alcoholic notes; quite close. Water can't open it up, though it's a bit smoother and sweeter now.
    • Taste
      Canned figs and plums (metallic aftertaste), followed by som oaky and bitter notes. Water will bring some more balance between these and add some pepper. 
    • Finish
      Surprisingly short! Some dry, sweet oak and that's it. 

  6. Schmausel scored this whisky 84 points Administrator

    older release with metaltube, actual with carton

  7. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    As much as I like Glenfarclas, this one is a little disappointing for me. Too young, not complex at all. A little boring. Of course this is all in comparison to all those other great Glenfarclas bottlings. So this one is still a pretty decent whisky after all.
    • Nose
      Pungent nose due to the strong alcohol. Lots of sherry. Honey sweet. Very fruity. Little oak.
    • Taste
      Kinda sweet, lots of fruits. Not that complex. Very little oak.
    • Finish
      Medium long finish, a little dry and bitter.

  8. RoyalScotsman did not rate this whisky Administrator

    Cask-No. 159-162:   27.01.1997
    Cask-No. 2134-2137: 24.03.1997
    Cask-No. 6378-6380: 10.07.1997


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