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Glenfarclas 18-year-old

Overall rating
84.59/100
votes
382
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
New Label
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Barcode
5018066120087
Bottled for
Travel Retail
Added on
25 Jan 2013 8:30 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 59,56

Tastingtags

66 Notes

Archer
Connoisseur Archer Review note
29 Apr 2018 6:31 am
Archer gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.6
Nose
88
Initial taste
87
Body
86
Finish
86
Price
88
Presentation
84
scuse me while I kiss the sky
Tim-R
Expert Junior Tim-R Review note
26 Feb 2018 7:41 pm
Tim-R gave this whisky 76 points
Weighted Rate
76.4
Nose
75
Initial taste
75
Body
78
Finish
76
Price
77
Presentation
79
valery77
Expert Senior valery77 Review note
04 Feb 2018 4:52 pm
valery77 gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.8
Nose
88
Initial taste
88
Body
88
Finish
87
Price
86
Presentation
80
OKoster
Expert Senior OKoster Review note
04 Feb 2018 3:11 pm
OKoster gave this whisky 85 points

First established in 1836 by Robert Hay, it wasn’t until 1865 that the distillery was acquired by the Grant family, the current owners of the distillery. Offering an ever-growing range, a core belief of the Grant family, and current distillery manager John Grant, is that whisky is for drinking. This is reflected in Glenfarclas’ lack lustre labeling and packaging and its affordable price, a deliberate move by John Grant; “It’s affordable because it’s not over packaged - it just comes out in a plain carton – and we have lots of it. We make a reasonable margin, and I’d rather people drank it than collected it”. 

Weighted Rate
84.5
Nose
85
Initial taste
80
Body
90
Finish
85
Price
80
Presentation
85
My Collection My Market
Tim-R
Expert Junior Tim-R Review note
26 Jan 2018 12:25 pm
Tim-R gave this whisky 76 points
Weighted Rate
80
Nose
78
Initial taste
80
Body
81
Finish
83
Price
77
Presentation
79
iLIKEwhisky
Newbie iLIKEwhisky Review note
17 Jan 2018 7:33 pm
iLIKEwhisky gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
90.9
Nose
90
Initial taste
91
Body
89
Finish
90
Price
100
Presentation
89
ColdAesthetics
Connoisseur ColdAesthetics Tasting note
03 Dec 2017 1:32 am
ColdAesthetics gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Recht hell für einen Glenfarclas natürlich und damit ist nicht die Farbe des Whiskys selbst gemeint, Schokoladenaromen, voller Honig und Heidewiese, Haselnuss, Pflaumen getrocknet, Marzipan und roter Apfel, ein Hauch Rosinen vllt.

Taste

Haselnuss, etwas würzig mit Eiche und Kräutern, Oregano, Rosmarin, etwas Anis, Aprikose, roter Apfel, malzig und schöne Brotnoten, aber insgesamt ist die Frucht eher im Hintergrund

Finish

Trocken im Rachen, Eiche und Kräuter bleiben, auch das Malz, etwas Honig und die Brotkruste weiter, roter Apfel mit Schale, mittellang

Comments

Ein netter Standard-Ferkel, eben mal was anderes als die Sherrybomben, ich mag' ihn und halte ihn für etwas unterbewertet.

HiBelgium
Member Senior HiBelgium Review note
05 Nov 2017 11:03 am
HiBelgium gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
85.9
Nose
88
Initial taste
86
Body
84
Finish
84
Price
87
Presentation
88
Macheye
Expert Senior Macheye Tasting note
18 Oct 2017 11:29 am
Macheye gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Very pronounced creamy fudge and toffee. There are lightly stewed stone fruits (peach) and some nice bite from lemon zest. Some quite strong malty aromas, vanilla and going a touch deeper – chocolate. Throughout there’s a certain dusty/mustiness to the whole affair.

Taste

Silky arrival and packed full of juicy fruits. Much more fruit-driven than the nose, we’re into oranges, tinned pear, mangoes, guavas and sour cherries. The creamy fudge and chocolate are still there, but taken down a notch compared to the fruit.

Finish

Medium with a touch of white pepper.

Comments

Despite only a year older than the 17 year old, this turns out to be a rather different Glenfarclas. The 18 year old emphasises fruit, fruit and more fruit, eschewing the heavier cask and spice notes found in the 17 year old. As a travel retail expression you’ll get a whole litre of this for roughly £75 which represents decent value vs. quality. Tasty stuff, but perhaps not as bold as other expressions in the distillery’s line-up.

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Calmar
Expert Senior Calmar Tasting note
04 Oct 2017 8:59 am
Calmar gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Сдержанный, сухой, обработанная древесина, лёгкие цветочные нотки, столярная мастерская - лак, растворитель; лёгкие земляные тона, кислые сухофрукты - чернослив, курага; яблочный сок, лёгкие миндальные нотки, изюм.

Taste
Плотный, древесно-маслянистый, чернослив, чёрный перец, горечь неясного происхождения, тёмное пиво, квасное сусло.


Finish
Пряное, согревающее, дуб, сушёные грибы, квасное сусло, жжёная карамель, горечь, тёмное пиво.


Comments

Не самый удачный представитель линейки, аромат, вначале сдержанный со временем раскрывается, но во вкусе/финише явно присутствует совершенно неуместная горечь, портящая всё впечатление, да и в остальном скучновато, какой-то провал в линейке в зоне 18-21 года, до - нормально, после - отлично, а тут вяло и уныло.

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