Glenfarclas 18-year-old

Overall rating
83.93/100
votes
779
Whiskybase ID
WB39581
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 8:09 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 80.64

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Whisky reviews for Glenfarclas 18-year-old

115 users have left 125 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.93 points.

  1. Dre73 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Actually a pretty nice dram, fruity. Not as sherry-driven as we are used from GF, but still good and enjoyable.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Fruity, some prunes, raisins, oranges. Floral and grassy. Then suddenly the smell of greasepaint ("schmink")? Lemon as well, pineapple, winegums.
    • Taste
      84 84
      A little pickering, full, fruity and a bit sour, citrus, tropical fruits, honey, some licorice.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Still a little pickering and full, fruity, pretty long, some wood influences, licorice.

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  3. Thatch scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Ripe fruit (pear, kiwi) on the nose, pleasantly sweet and sour. I like it. Sherry comes across well.
    In the mouth then a fruit cocktail, all sorts of fresh and ripe fruit, then chocolate and honey sweetness. Is soft and mild. The chocolaty bitterness and sweetness stays for a long time.
    I think I really like it. Not an outstanding whisky, but quite decent craftsmanship without friction.

  4. glen efze scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Glenfarclas 18 - Whisky from a legendary Speyside Distillery, which calls itself the Highland Distillery and matures its whiskys primarily in sherry casks. Ok, these are refilled very often, but the price of the standard range has remained within reasonable bounds.

    The 18-year-old is a travel retail product and is therefore bottled in liter bottles. It should be uncolored and not chill-filtered, which is not what it says on the bottle and I bought the liter bottle on the Scotland ferry for just over 40 €. That was a few years ago, but it's still available online today for just over €60.

    www.glen-efze.de
    • Nose
      Now you certainly can't expect a sherry board for the price. But it starts very pleasantly fruity on the nose. With 43% vol. the alcohol is barely perceptible. The fruits are ripe and sweet, and there is also a spicy note with a touch of tart wood. None of this is exciting - but it's not old, tired and stale either, but makes you want to take the first sip.
    • Taste
      The taste doesn't disappoint either. Fruit aromas are there, ripe plums, a few sultanas and a light pinch of cinnamon. Well, the gingerbread is no longer the freshest, it has something of the gingerbread that you find at the back of the cupboard in summer. But sometimes they're not so bad. The spices have become mild and mix with the rest of the previously drunk fruit cocktail, the nuts add some structure and luckily aren't rancid yet. You can still take a sip.
    • Finish
      Sure, could be longer, deeper and more complex for 18 years - but on the other hand it's not bitter, musty and spreads bad wood notes. A clean finish with some wood and remaining fruit notes on the palate.

      This is not whisky to philosophize about for a long time - it is to be drunk. And you can do that with enjoyment and joy. The whisky is reasonably priced, comes in a decent presentation with an age statement and is reasonably mature. What more do you want? That's more fun than some exorbitantly expensive single casks with fermenting washback aromas. Or the overpriced three-year-olds, where the nicest thing to say is 'has potential'. Glenfarclas 18 is a good whisky to drink and enjoy. Do you sometimes need...

      Unfortunately, the Glenfarclas 18 will probably disappear from the market and will soon only be available with a few overpriced leftover bottles. A real loss!

  5. ZLako scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Have not seen this bottle for such a long time and oh how I have missed this. I always say that my favorite Glenfarclas bottles (not including the Family Casks) are the 15-17-18 years old and the 105 along with then 185th anniversary edition.

    N: So much fruit and character. Not the typical refill sherry notes. This has more active first-fill casks I'd bet. A very strong malty note. Then red berries. Vanilla followed by dark figs, plums and sultanas. Caramelized orange with Christmas spices. Wonderful, flawless. (96)

    P: Velvety and soft. Oily enough. Well balanced and round. First note is oakiness followed by a small pepper rush. Then you get plums, dark peaches and sultanas. Orange with cinnamon and allspice. It's very very good. But for me it falls a bit short compared to the nose. (92)

    F: Long and sweet. Quite enjoyable. Oak notes with Christmas spices and orange. (94)

    Overall this is my favorite age-stated Glenfarclas. It's quite disappointing that it is not part of the core range.

    96 / 92 / 94 = 94 pts / 100

  6. Dr.Nose scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Fruity and clear sherry tones, nicely balanced together. Taste: Smooth and somewhat dry, but slightly spicy with subtle sweetness. Finish: Spicy and some wood tones.

  7. aw-home scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      Sherry and citrus fruits with honey, nutty notes and oak aromas.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Sherry fruit with tangerines, honey, nutty notes and peppery spiciness.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Long with tangerines, honey, nutty notes and lingering spice.

  8. Fungfung scored this whisky 72 points Newbie

    too weak, feel like 4th fill sherry
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      71 71

  9. aboutWhisky scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    This malt is hard not to like. It offers everything you would expect from a sherry aged whisky of this age. On the one hand there is of course the sherry, which brings a lot of sweetness and fruit with it, on the other hand the wood of the cask makes itself felt after such a long maturation period, but without giving the whisky woody or very bitter notes. The 43% alcohol by volume makes this whisky come across very softly without any alcoholic notes or a burning sensation on the finish. That makes him dangerously tasty!

    https://www.aboutwhisky.de/tastingnotes/glenfarclas-18-years/
    • Nose
      Intense but still soft and set. The sherry is immediately present and then a honey sweetness and fruitiness spreads in the nose. This combination evokes the association of ripe fruits such as sweet apples, pears and plums. Behind it a hint of vanilla can be guessed. After a few minutes, the fruity sweetness gives way to the spicy notes of the cask, but without being overpowered by them. These notes are by no means woody, but are more reminiscent of leather, cappuccino and various spices.
    • Taste
      It spreads as softly as it does on the nose, with an oily and warming feel. Despite the soft start, it has an intense taste. Here, too, the sweetness and the ripe apples and pears dominate. You want to keep it in your mouth for a long time.
    • Finish
      Long and just as soft and oily as the initial mouthfeel. At first, the sweetness still dominates, but is soon replaced by spicy notes of oak.

  10. MLE scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  11. hogsheadwhisky scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A light aromatic nose, as known from the Glenfarclas OAs. Not a sherry buzzer that smacks its aromas in your face without being asked. Calm and balanced. In the mouth it then becomes spicier, more chocolaty and woody. All around a successful standard, but you don't really notice its 18 years in the barrel. But who also has his dignified moments. A big bottle candidate? Hm, I would actually tend towards the younger 15-year-old at the moment. Maybe because there were more sherry flavors and more alcohol content here? Probably a question of the form of the day, what you like more and when.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Yes! This is the typical Glenfarclas smell that I pretty much always have with the Original range. First, it starts with a good portion of orange juice with some zest - a pleasantly fruity, tart note. A little honey provides the right sweet aspect. With a little more time in the glass, some aromas familiar from the probably used refill sherry casks, such as red fruits - berries, figs, red apples - and lightly roasted nuts join the olfactory potpourri. Everything is accompanied by a slightly spicy oak. The 43% are very gentle and only soft nose.
    • Taste
      86 86
      A light body with a quite soft mouthfeel. The honey with a not too strong sweetness and the oranges for the sour fruit component are immediately at the start. Then it quickly becomes spicier in the mouth. More dark chocolate from the oak wood of the barrels shows up. Also some cinnamon and ginger. The malt tends more and more to a certain dryness on the palate. The alcohol is also really well integrated here.
    • Finish
      85 85
      With the slightly spicy, tingling taste aromas, it also goes towards the finish. The sweetness subsides, the dry wooden barrel elements take over. The oak notes linger longer in the mouth, along with some toasted nuts and some red apple peel. Overall relatively long finish.

  12. Noname_Drinker scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    I have read other comments of this bottle before having a taste (was getting a little worried about the batch issue). Nevertheless, the bottle I have seems to be a good batch, no doubt. It is a direct upgrade comparing to the 12 year old. The nosing is extremely pleasant, balanced and complex. For the taste and finish, it is so-so. I will revise the rating for this bottle again once the bottle is oxidized for a little bit.

    For the reference, the bottle label is : L 01 11 19 3 06:18 BB

    Edit: After 5 months of opening, the palate is even weaker, but the sherry notes also become more obvious.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Fresh, but complex. I expected the nose is dominated by sherry note, but it is not. The chocolate (not dark chocolate) is equivalently dominant as the sherry note. Other than that, it is very sweet, something like fruit pie. Other significant notes: Vanilla, honey, marshmallow. Generally, it is very good.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Full, sherry, chocolate, Nutty (apricot), oaky, oily. There is a little bit of licorice as well. However, this is a tiny bit of bitterness present. Maybe like other people said, the bitterness will fade when this bottle is opened for several months.
    • Finish
      82 82
      The finish is medium to short. Nutty, oaky and pretty dry. After 2 mins without drinking water, it becomes bitter with dry wood. I gave this score because the finish is too short for a 18 year old. Other than that, it is pleasant at the beginning.

  13. WhiskeyfanRoy scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Upon first opening the bottle, it quickly becomes apparent that the taste is a bit locked in.
    Pour it into a glass and wait a while for his aroma to fully bloom.
    The pungency of the alcohol is still a bit strong. It seems that it was stored in very old oak barrels, which makes the taste not as soft as the ordinary 18 year old whisky.
    I give him an 83 out of 10 in his current state two months after opening, but I hope he gets better and better with time, he's an 18 year old Glenfarclas after all.
    Very much looking forward to it!

    [2022.2.10]
    Sadly, it doesn't look like the bottle in my hand is a good batch as other people say.
    It doesn't make more of a difference, it's still full of floral notes, but not a sherry bomb like 17yo or 105.
    For an 18-year-old malt, it's not particularly outstanding, but it's reasonable given its price point.
    My rating remains the same.

    The total taste is 83 points, and the price does not affect the score.

  14. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Bang for the buck though prices have climbed already from sub 50 EUR to 60+. Less sherried that the 15 but comparably similarly priced to give you a hint. There are def many better 18 yo out there and I prefer a good batch of the 15 @46% abv. or even a liter of 12 yo for half the price. Nonetheless alright for what it is. Could work well 50/50 with 105 to spice things up imho. Would not pay more than 60 EUR for it as the quality is not there and judging from the reviews there either is a significant batch variation in quality or it's decreased permanently. Tried mine in about 2015. :-)

  15. Flintz scored this whisky 96 points Expert Junior

    Sweets, fruits, cognac type, balanced.

  16. VB_Whisky scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

  17. sarthur71 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  18. KOQ24 scored this whisky 72 points Expert Junior

    This Malt likely uses a heavy amount of refill casks and was hard to get into.It takes a lot of Oxygen to open up, especially on the Tongue where it improved the most for me over time.

    Used to be a good low cost Option if you let it breath.
    • Nose
      65 65
      spicy,heavy oak,sulphur,caramel,chocolate,berries,herbal,rubber
    • Taste
      75 75
      cinnamon,caramel,toffee,oak,spicy,berries,sherry,citrus,herbs,nutty,creamy
    • Finish
      75 75
      smooth with a medium-long Finish and a soft alcohol note

  19. Benjamin_Wang scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    RE-used Euro-Oak barrel, bitter and spicy, also muddy.
    • Nose
      Wet barrel, rubber, creamy candy, malty-sweet water, bitterness, acid.
    • Taste
      some spiciness, and dry fruits. licorice, bitter dry plums.
    • Finish
      plums, cloves, mid-long.

  20. Chesterfield scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  21. Chesterfield scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  22. MickMatrix scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  23. Highlander65 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Golden color. Good, the scent would be excellent, but it seems to come from afar… Very good in the mouth, tasty, delightful. definitely better smooth than with water
    • Nose
      Very delicate and fruity bouquet, hints of orange and berries, brandy, bread, biscuit, butter, barely perceptible alcohol. To tell the truth I was expecting a more incisive perfume, instead the various components are barely felt. With water the presence of the cereal increases, but the orange, the brandy and the butter vanishes that I had found very pleasant
    • Taste
      On the palate it is dense, sweet and spicy, with notes of ginger, honey and orange. With water it looks younger, fresher and lighter, a very light balsamic note appears.
    • Finish
      Medium-lasting, sweet, honeyed finish

  24. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  25. Vis2020 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    This is not my thing. Better whiskys can be found for the same money. The age of 18 does not show itself in this whisky. It seems that almost only exhausted refill vessels have been used.

  26. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    a solid malt that I liked well
    is better than the 17 because it is rounder overall
    • Nose
      fresh, sherry (gentle), slightly dark caramel, light malt, red berries, red effervescent tablets (raspberry?), light oak, becomes spicy, slightly floury apple
    • Taste
      full and strong on the palate
      Oak, slightly raisin, slightly spicy, tart red berry, chocolate 60%, apple, a hint of dark roasted coffee
    • Finish
      light sherry, oak, warm, spicy, brown apple

  27. JR1204 scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    I have read several rather negative reviews relating to the Glenfarclas 18 year old. Especially taking into account the price for this 18 year old whisky I do not agree to this negativity.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Not very intense, but very aromatic. Direct nosing of the whisky provides a not very intense but pleasant smell. Interestingly, the entire room gets filled with the aromatic smell of this whisky:
      - Honey
      - Dried fruits (raisins)
      - Banana and ripe apples
      - A bit of sherry
    • Taste
      90 90
      The taste is rather intense and very pleasant. Still a bit sharp for an 18 year old whisky, but that does not make the whisky less tasty (smell and taste are quite alike):
      - A lot of honey
      - Dried fruit (raisins)
      - Cinnamon
      - Light sherry
      - Ripe apples

      The taste can be compared to a warm home-baked apple pie filled with a bit of sherry.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The finish is long, warm and sweet.

  28. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Pleasant and refreshing 18 year old. PLV is true, but you shouldn't expect a dark sherry bomb.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Fresh red and green fruits, refreshing, slightly spicy oak, tart nutty, fruity-sweet, gummy bears, sweet orange. Strongly indicates many refill barrels.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Fresh, spicy, slightly oily, fruity, sweet, fresh green and red fruits, apples
    • Finish
      81 81
      Relatively flat, spicy, tart, fresh green fruits linger, a bit short overall

  29. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      sherry, citrus, candies, wood notes, vanilla, apple, honey, malt, orange, resin, hazelnut
    • Taste
      pepper, vanilla, apple, honey, caramel, resin, bitter

  30. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/04/06/bottle-polishing-2020-four-from-speyside/

    I’m down to the heel of the bottle, better take some notes. I’d never seen an 18yo Glenfarclas before and £50 for a litre sounded too good to miss. Life at sea huh? Initially travel retail only, I think by now, it may be part of the Glenfarclas core range.

    N: With a fragrant light fruitiness, it’s softer than the Glenfarclas 10yo [that follows] and slightly more crisp than contemporary Glenmorangie 10yo [review coming soon]. Be assured, this is certainly not very Glenfarclas-y. Descriptors speak of freshly cut apples & oranges, firm-yet-ripe pears, husky peach > sweet-grapefruit & a hint of pineapple – in ripe juice form – as well as pear/apple/banana bread. Joining the fruitiness are floral qualities: honeysuckle, rose,… potent little sweet-scented white flowers [what are they,…?],.. jasmine I think. Weirdly, I also get smeared set honey drying on paper plates, oh and peppered radish with a touch of muscovado sugar [one for the cookbook]. Simplified, think: light-peppery rum-like, lightly aged fruity=bready distillate. All fine, but not at all sherry-matured to my palate, an important part of the defining signature of Glenfarclas, no?

    T: Bready,… hemp-like with a lightly aromatic-fruity~floral sour~> savoury=sweet waxy astringency, the fruitiness providing moisture/texture over the flavour that is buried/consolidated/dissipated/baked[/aged] into a bready putty mash. Also expect a basic [column-still] rum-like booziness [Serge’s ‘Havana Club’ note is mind-blowingly accurate]. Towards the turn, let’s put a few waxy > buttery sour-savoury raisin tannins in the mix [the first sherried hint, but a hint is all I get].

    F: Bready, floury > chalky-sour yet also a tad [floral~raisin-y] waxy, eventually settling for lucid barley juice with a commendable balance that is established by the finish though a troubling congealed oiliness at the death spoils those middling pleasantries. Hard to believe this is 100% sherry-matured whisky, as much as it’s hard to believe I’m not detecting underlying bourbon cask maturation. Some investigation ensued. I queried this apparent absence of sherry cask influence on Whiskybase. WB administrator Schmausel contacted the distillery and got this reply:
    ‘All Glenfarclas is produced from ex Oloroso Sherry Casks, the 18yo for Travel Retail is no different. When the whisky is being bottled there will be a variety of 1st Fill (first time the cask has been filled with spirit) casks and 2nd/3rd/4th Fill ex Sherry casks. This will vary each time depending on the different qualities of the casks’. [With thanks to Schmausel].

    C: I still find it hard to believe with the words in front of me. This un-Glenfarclas-y Glenfarclas certainly improved with two months of oxidisation. Overall, a fine if innocuous malt that I wouldn’t buy again. No bad whisky. Simply put: boring.

  31. Casketje scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  32. ezioaudit scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

  33. S_S scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  34. gaboruso scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  35. Bomshanka scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This bottle has been open for more than a year and a half now and I initially thought there was something wrong with the whisky. It was flat and two dimensional, and I thought the 12 year old Glenfarclas was much superior. Subsequently it was stashed away and has been opened a handful of times since and drams were drawn. It has gradually improved and gone from 77 rating to 87. This whisky is to my experience a perfect example of tight casks and low abv and what time in a open bottle can do. Considering the price point for 1000ml of 18 year old barley juice, I would recommend buying a bottle, drink a few drams and storing it away for a year and then enjoy a mellow but fine whisky. Sláinte!
    • Nose
      89 89
      Freshly cut fruit salad, honey, heather, turning to christmas spices and something earthy and minerally. A bit of sweet and sour sauce. Very pleasant and small hints of older notes mingle occationally when nosed for an extended period. Nose is clearly the strongest feature.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Honeyed citrus fruit, sweet malted barley, slightly minerally, sweet and sour. Some deeper sherry fruity impressions appear.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Drying on citrus and honey going to minerally, flinty notes and fairly medium in length.

  36. Casketje scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This needs a lot of air. I originally rated it 86 but happily add 2 points now that my 1000ml bottle is about halfway and has been open for close to a year now. Only now does it start to reveal some beautiful mature aromas. It is quite woody, so if you don't like that this isn't for you.

  37. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      fruity fresh; sweet sherry; Honey; Vanilla; a touch of citrus; slight oak tones come through
    • Taste
      Fruity; Pear Apple; spicy oak, but mild; Sherry; light chocolate; Honey; light nuts
      Fruitiness first in the foreground
    • Finish
      long and gentle, oak, sherry; Delicately bitter chocolate; pleasant spice; Nut becomes stronger and stays sticky for a long time

  38. mer1973 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  39. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I like the GF style. This 18yo is exceptionally good value. It is remarkably more youthful in taste and appearance. It really handles water well; this whisky is not delicate. Less expensive than the 15yo, and for good reason; different maturation. Nontheless, highly recommended.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Heavy. Woody. Sherry influenced, ofcourse. Red overripe fruit. Apples. Berries. Bitter chocolate. Mocca.
      With water the nose is softer, less sour. Fresh, ripe fruit. Milkchocolate. Spicy background.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Unexpected sharp alcohol arrival. Full development of juicy mainly sour fruits. Shifting from sweet to sour to bitter. Sometimes even tangy.
      With water the arrival is mild and sweet. The heat is now in the long development mixed with fresh citrus sour and sweet.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Long, warm finish. Not dry! Very interesting. Based on nose and taste it would not be a surprise if wood tannines had dominated the finish. But its not there. Which is a nice surprise

  40. maltandgrains scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      Fruity, fresh, notes of honey and raisins.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Smooth, balanced fruit notes and a presence of sherry.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium long, slightly dry - but very smooth. Fruit notes with of liquorice along with wood.

  41. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    In the nose very delicious, then leaves in the taste and finish unfortunately. I do not really notice the 18 years in my opinion.
    • Nose
      Soft, slightly malted, honey, slightly vanilla, light fruits, light spice.
    • Taste
      Slightly malty, again honey, very mild spiciness, a hint of apricot jam.
    • Finish
      Medium long and very mild here too.

  42. Highlander1965 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  43. craide scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Very neat standard Malt, is a bit slow in the beginning, slightly sweet, tasty,
    the pure whisky creates 82pkt, 84-85 if one considers the PLV that is already good in the age group.
    The mirror but also in the barrel selection again, just is not as complex as other 18s.
    • Nose
      83 83
      light, sweet, dark fruits, fine orange and peach notes,
      then plums raisins, slightly dusty dry,
      subtle alcoholic touch noticeable
    • Taste
      82 82
      dry, oily, sherry-sweet, has some of smoke but rather dry tobacco, ashes. Back slightly creamy and slightly bitter. The sweetness fades quickly
    • Finish
      80 80
      medium long, some honey sweetness noticeable, light oak towards the end, slightly bitter

  44. DerDennis! scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    Neat Glenfarclas with very good PLV. Not very complex, but interesting and good drinkable.
    • Nose
      flowery, nutty, fruity, plums, fresh, sweet, sherry, pears, honeydew melon, pine needles, milk chocolate, honey, caramel
    • Taste
      sweet, oily, floral, eucalyptus, nutty, sherry, slightly bitter oak
    • Finish
      long, creamy, bittersweet woody note

  45. Andreas W. scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A soft, sweet fruity malt with hints of milk chocolate, some oak and slightly nutty notes. It was probably created to a high degree from refill sherry barrels. These were probably not only European, but also American oak. The 1000ml bottle lasted a long time with me and the more oxygen in the bottle, the more intense he became. Also in the glass you should give him at least 15 minutes to breathe. Since I have had worse 18 year old in the glass and the whole thing at a great value for money.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  46. monsieurrouge scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Best punishment for a whisky of 18 yo, drained at a normal 43%
    • Nose
      Wood, a lot or vanilla, sweet, forest, fern, sherry-like
    • Taste
      Oak, white pepper, peach, red fruit, cherry, ginger, light marine, sherry
    • Finish
      ginger, not too long, not too hot, but with that pepper.

  47. Steven79 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  48. Steven79 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  49. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Sweet, brown sugar, subtle sherry notes, rather restrained oak notes. Very sweet, with unobtrusive sherry, there were also Bourbon barrels. Very tasty and balanced composed.

  50. hs305 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    [January, 2019] Just a quick review of a free sample so I do not know what batch (year) this was drawn from...

    ...and this is very bad, both that I do not know the exact batch and the dram itself. It is composed mainly of exhausted (leached) casks that contributed almost nothing to the maturation. Hence this whisky smells and tastes more of a new make spirit than a malt at all. Hey, why do you bottle such immature stuff? Re-cask it and let it mature for another ten years, at least! Shame on you...
    • Nose
      81 81
      The colour is pale gold and the nose offers an unimpressive and immature profile, quite unusual for an 18-years old. It smells as if they used a large number of inactive (exhausted) casks in this batch - I can get more aromas that come typically with new make spirits than with seasoned malts. In a blind setting I would have guessed a 3-5 years old non-scottish "wanna-be" whisky.
    • Taste
      80 80
      The taste confirms this guess with a very simple barley sugary profile and some shy spices. This is one-dimensional and boring, I prefer any blend over such a malt. Water dilutes the anyhow thin nose and taste further, I neither like this dram neat nor reduced.
    • Finish
      79 79
      The spirit arrives with almost no mouthfeel on the palate (neither good nor bad). The finish is rather short and turns a little bitter-tannic towards the end. I am glad it was a 3cl sample only...

  51. ctu scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A bit weaker than 15 and 17 years old, but better in a price / value ratio.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Sherry, Haribo, dried fruits, raisin, orange peel and sawdust.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Yellow fruits, sherry, spicy oak, herbals, tobacco and pepper.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium length, fruity.

  52. kimmosuo scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  53. JNuyts scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    whisky that needs some time to open itself.
    Nose with especially apple, caramel, sultana, warm feeling in the mouth, sherry
    For the rest nicely balanced in terms of flavors, subtle transition from oak to fruit and sweet. Also very silky ...
    Finish is medium

  54. dRambo scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    he already has a certain pleasantly tasty retro style - at the same time you can clearly see the price-optimized barrel selection - high not very good 3rd and 4th Fill share with little flavors and slight bittertones
    • Nose
      83 83
      takes a lot of time, then cut flowers, geranium foliage, old cardboard box, stamp glue, a little orange and mint, subtle sweetness and medium-old wood, wood sanding dust, - very restrained -
    • Taste
      82 82
      mild, soft, sawdust, slightly resinous wood, sweet sherry fruits, mint - more wood-driven, tobacco, leather,
    • Finish
      82 82
      sweet, dusty, some wax, a hint of sherry

  55. JoshNRW scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Good price performance ratio. Beautiful, flowery luscious nose, taste round and soft.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  56. The_Independent scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A round, sherry-fruity Glenfarclas that has its strengths in the balanced odor profile. Unfortunately I miss the fruity note in the taste.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Typical Glenfarclas sherry notes, very sweet, juicy oranges, raisins, honey, vanilla, sweet pastries, light oak wood in the background
    • Taste
      83 83
      Bitter-sweet sherry, slightly peppery, spicy herbal notes, with time latte, then some liquorice, astringent. Surprisingly little fruity.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium long, bitter cocoa, dry oak notes, still somewhat astringent,

  57. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Colour:
      Bright gold

      Nose:
      Begins very light-fruity and fresh. Some chocolate and marzipan. The fruit is more towards apricot jelly and peach. A pleasant lemon is added. A pinch of seasoning on tap and peppermint.
      With some time in the glass, he seems more mature and set. Now comes sour plum, herbs, honey and moist stoh.
    • Taste
      Soft start. Then the sour plum goes forward. Followed by hazelnut, dry waffle and a bit sour cherries. The taste is tart and more herbs prevail.
      The second sip clearly malty. Vanilla, caramel and a hint of pepper. Mirabelles and now also the mint is there with some chocolate. He does not lose his fresh note. The alcohol sticks back and plays pleasantly.
    • Finish
      Medium. First fruity sweet. Then slightly dry and nutty. A very nice honey note towards the end.

  58. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Balance sheet (21)
    For 18 years, very little (83)
    The
    • Nose
      Sweet oranges, tropical fruits ... honey and raw dough ... wax and light woody notes ... vanilla and chocolate ... all this was extracted by hard work???? (21)
      The
    • Taste
      Taste ... sweet-creamy, spicy, woody with lacquer notes (21)
      The
    • Finish
      Finish caramel-creamy, pepper and liquorice ... wet skin ... bitter caramel ... strange, metal bitter (20)
      The

  59. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    It is very important to give a breath, otherwise nothing.
    For 18 years, very weak.
    Not for my taste.

  60. dandyman scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    The age doesn't show at first, but this malt benefits very much from an open bottle and becomes gradually better as the filling level decreases. It shows some nice depth and complexity, especially in the initial taste. It definitely benefits from adding some water. It's cosmetical and pharmaceutical notes are quite odd and a little disturbing at first, but fade as the filling level decreases and eventually integrate very well and only add to the complexity. The finish is a bit disappointing however, as it is too alcoholic and simply unworthy for an 18 year old malt. A nice dram overall, but nothing to write home about.
    • Nose
      winey & waxy, yellow gummibears, sparkling wine, sweet white grapes, beeswax, sugared and dried apricots, coconut, toffee, cosmetics, aspirin, yellow flowers (Dandelions), pineapple body lotion, anis seed, wormwood, licorice, fermenting pineapple juice, plain dry oak, after some time sweet raisins appear. 
    • Taste
      juicy and waxy arrival, yellow fruits, golden delicious apples, yellow gummibears, a tiny bit fizzy, slightly barmy pineapple juice, honey, licorice and anis seeds, oakiness develops,  a little candle wax and cosmetics, rich with quite some depth, middleweight. 
    • Finish
      overripe pineapple, cheap sparkling wine, woody coconut, licorice, cosmetics, alcoholic fizziness, medium length. 

  61. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  62. Tim-R scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      76 76

  63. valery77 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  64. OKoster scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    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”. 
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      85 85

  65. Tim-R scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      83 83

  66. iLIKEwhisky scored this whisky 91 points Newbie

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

  67. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A nice standard piglet, just something different from the sherry bombs, I like him and think he's undervalued.
    • Nose
      Quite bright for a Glenfarclas of course and that does not mean the color of the whisky itself, chocolate aromas, full of honey and heather meadow, hazelnut, prunes dried, marzipan and red apple, a touch of raisin vllt.
    • Taste
      Hazelnut, slightly spicy with oak and herbs, oregano, rosemary, some anise, apricot, red apple, malty and nice notes of bread, but overall the fruit is more in the background
    • Finish
      Dry in the throat, oak and herbs remain, including the malt, a little honey and bread crust on, red apple with shell, medium length

  68. wbarchive_493472 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  69. Macheye scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    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.

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/glenfarclas/glenfarclas-18-year-old/
    • 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.

  70. Calmar scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Not the most successful representative of the line, the fragrance initially discreetly revealed, but in the taste / finish there is clearly a completely inappropriate bitterness, spoiling the whole impression, and otherwise boring, some kind of failure in the line in the zone of 18-21, normal, after - excellent, and then languidly and dejectedly.
    • Nose
      Restrained, dry, processed wood, light floral notes, carpentry workshop - varnish, solvent; light earthy tones, sour dried fruits - prunes, dried apricots; apple juice, light almond notes, raisins.
    • Taste
      Tight, woody-oily, prune, black pepper, bitter of unknown origin, dark beer, leavard.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, oak, dried mushrooms, kvasnoe wort, burnt caramel, bitter taste, dark beer.

  71. Landryn scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      84 84

  72. knopfler99 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Very solid and uncomplicated malt - pleasant to drink - with a very good price-performance ratio.
    • Nose
      85 85
      5 cl sample tasted by a friend. Let's start with dried plums, raisins, ripe apples and chopped almonds. Light aromas of ripe pears. Everything in the nose is very well integrated, nothing stands out, everything is very pleasant. No alcohol. / During drinking, a hint of walnut is added.
    • Taste
      84 84
      A good start with mild to medium bitterness. Spicy and a little bit spicy from the oak. Feel some salivation, then echoes of anise and bitterweed. Again, no alcohol to remember, everything is well integrated. The fruit notes are more in the background.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Feels slightly furry on the palate, the bitterness through the oak remains and is very present. The finish is not very long and intense but quite pleasant.

  73. whiskeen scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Had this one from a recent batch and was quite disappointed with it.
    Others at the table suggested that this particlar (newer) batch is not anymore what this whisky used to be...

  74. Wiz scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  75. hs305 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2014]  I had this dram during a community tasting near Bonn.In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 85.  I took no detailed notes.

  76. fgg scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  77. maltdude did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    • Nose
      Lemons, raisins, cocoa, sweet, almonds, sherry. After the first sip: oranges, caramel. The lemons fades away into the background. Some dried, soft apricots. Really complex.
    • Taste
      Fullbodied and mouthfilling but very smooth at the same time. Lemonzest, apples, overripe pears, almonds, honey, dark fruits, bitter chocolate.
    • Finish
      Very long and balanced finish with some bitter chocolate and leather. Some nuts on the very end.

  78. robain scored this whisky 83 points Specialist

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  79. Allandale scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Lovely Glenfarclas.
    • Nose
      Complex  and fresh : honey,lemon,vanilla.  Added water more  lemon,and hazelnuts.
    • Taste
      Full and powerful, again honey,lemon,citrus, creamy toffee,almonds apples, dried fruit, prunes. Lovely.
    • Finish
      Long  and warm. Complex.

  80. wbarchive_465063 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  81. hans1971 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  82. Kalle208 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Apfel- und Zitronenfruchtigkeit aber auch Säure, Honig, helle Trauben und Früchtetee 
    • Taste
      weich und süß gleitet der Malt durch den Mund, langsam kommt Würze und etwas Eiche auf. Beides breitet sich zunehmend aus und verbleibt. leichte Trockenheit
    • Finish
      langer, wärmender, würziger Abgang

  83. TheWhiskyAgent scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    The Glenfarclas-sherry-arrival, just the way I like it. Christmas cake (how appropriate) and spices with almonds. Some over ripe pears and some orange peel, or make that candied orange peel since the Pannetone is just around the corner. On the palate it starts with spicy oak then becomes medium sweet and creamy. Really quite dry and with compliments from the cask. Not as fruity as the nose would suggest but well balanced. By adding water the whole gets younger and lighter. The concept is lost and the oak feels more. Don’t do it. A higher strength would have helped. Finishes medium long and drying, could this be European oak?

  84. Andytka3 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    N-
    Custard, soft dried fruits of white raisin. Some off farmy and
    muskiness that evolve to muddy and earthy notes. Off butter, resin.

    P- Resinous, butterscotch, green pine. Subtle with solid woodiness that give a nice touch of dryness with unique fragrant.

    F- Long, pleasantly smooth spiciness, quite affluent strength coating that lasts. Good value stuff.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  85. jhut scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Whisky tasting the roemer, summer 2016
    • Nose
      Nice, typical speysie. Complex, sweet caramel. Red fruit, vanilla, cherries
    • Taste
      Complex
    • Finish
      Aaah, delicious. Compex, subtle, in balance. White grapes, green fruit. Of course, blackberries

  86. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    One of the best value malts currently available in my view.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  87. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Not much to the profile its pretty light and I am guessing second fill sherry in the mix.

    Here`s the thing while its simple and all that it is highly enjoyable but be warned this is far too easy to drink.

    Great value, my new bang for your buck malt at 50 euro a bottle.
    • Nose
      Quite light, honey, caramel, plum, hint of lemon
    • Taste
      Malty and sweet, some peat is in there, light caramel, honey, red wine, rich sponge cake.

      Get a good mouthful and you definitely get orange liqueur.
    • Finish
      Medium on ginger fizz

  88. Doctor B. scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  89. malthead-sven scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    In the nose a solid sherry malt without flourishes and surprises, very fine and pleasing. The taste and finish clearly reveals the 18-year storage in European oak.
    • Nose
      Sherry, juicy raisins, milk chocolate, oranges, cocktail cherries, cherry juice from the jar, dark grapes, mild spicy with a hint of cinnamon, sweet butter, nougat bars, fudge, fruit tea, slightly sour
    • Taste
      is very soft, alcohol is not noticeable, but a slight roaring on the tongue forms on the barrel, sweetness is stronger, spice dominated but, honey and almond biscuits
    • Finish
      again a strong influence of the oak, milk coffee, men's chocolate, bitter tannins, mild spicy, medium length finish, which reheats late

  90. J23 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  91. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A Malt clearly on the creamy marzipan / Butterscotch side, tasty, delicious but no Sherrykracher. Total for 18 years a little bit but a significant increase to 12er / 15er. A solid malt!
    • Nose
      a lot more sherry than in the 15's, vanilla, slightly alcoholic, not fresh but not as and set, fermented fruit, red apple, light forest berries, clearly peach, honey, oak I find only very distant, some chocolate, butterscotch, marzipan. Overall very tasty but also light nose.
    • Taste
      creamy, clear citrus fruit, peach, woody and spicy, coffee, almonds, apple, little caramel, vanilla and honey
    • Finish
      Citrus, orange, peach, oak, apple, coffee, dark chocolate, medium long, dry, slightly nutmeg, typical bitter Glenfarclas aftertaste.

  92. whiskybros scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    View our review at http://www.whiskybros.com/#!Glenfarclas-18yo/c21kp/57693fe90cf27c385a71ec71
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  93. pianoman scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fruity. Berries and red apples. Flowers and garden herbs.
    • Taste
      Fruits with some honey. Sweet malt, subtle bitterness.

  94. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  95. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Nice whisky.
    • Nose
      sweety, honey, oranges, apples, cappuccino, lemon and vanilla
    • Taste
      creamy, oranges, apples, cappuccino, caramel, honey and oak notes.
    • Finish
      sweety, oranges, honey and caramel.

  96. Cast Olila scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  97. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  98. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    What a board! He is really delicious and a sweetie. I like it very much. The PLV is top (March '16, about 55 €).
    • Nose
      dark, fermented fruits; very light sulfur; Pickles; Oak; Sherry; Cinnamon;
    • Taste
      very sweet, milk chocolate; Oak, again cinnamon
    • Finish
      medium dry, sweet oak; again chocolate

  99. spigray scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    n: week sherry nose, probably from third fill casks.
       warm  cherry cake, porridge, caramel and a few nuts
       that´s it, sorry to say that, very simple whisky. remembered it much better.
    t: lightish on beery and caramelly notes. well-spiced with nutmeg, cloves and
       cinnamon. relatively loud oak.
    f: medium in length, drying, the obligatory tea leaves
    comments: had it right after a small dram of glenkinchie and I must say the
                       glenkinchie won the match.
                       I am realizing that I am getting more and more bored by the core range
                       of glenfarclas. perhaps they should spent a bit more money on
                       quality casks (only talking of the core range). but this is, of course,
                       only my humble opinion!

  100. spigray scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      81 81

  101. PeterCr scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Decent whisky with consistency in nose and taste. Clearly sherry based! Nice dynamics and complexity.

    81-83 range.
    • Nose
      Medium impact nose. Sweetness (dried fruits, apricots), sherry notes, little vanilla maybe.
    • Taste
      Smooth mouthfeel. Spicy notes with raisins. Nutmeg and Oak. Some earthy tones coming through as well. Slightly hot.
    • Finish
      Sweet finish with wood tones, ending slightly dry. Long finish.

  102. Max Power scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  103. HunterRomario scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Tasty for a joint event with Duthoron and his friend Pedro. So far I have tasted 12,15,18 and 21 yo. The first three are all good and very balanced for me, only the twenty is weaker and lagging behind. That is not entirely, the cost is the longest.
    • Nose
      Sherry, fruit, a warm boil of alcohol and a little varnish, then spice. (84 b)
    • Taste
      In my taste I find it to be a little farther than the smell. Beautifully smooth, creamy chocolate, slightly soaked in sherry dryness. Honey, a bit of resin, a forest. (86 b)
    • Finish
      Dry, sherry style.

  104. KayMeertens scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Considerably sweeter than the 17YO. Still quite spirit-driven for its age, even schnappsy, but at under 50 euros for a litre of 18YO you can't complain.
    • Nose
      Apple, caramel, peach, cherry and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Apple, caramel, pepper, cherry and almond.
    • Finish
      Apple, cherry, caramel, chestnut, spice and rubber. Too much re-refill.

  105. p4blo scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    I am not impressed, can't recommend this one if you're after what Glenfarclas is all about.
    • Nose
      Lots of bourbon cask notes with apples, pears, butter cookies, grass, white pepper, but also dried red fruits typical for sherry casks. Smells younger than the label states.
    • Taste
      Thin, waterish, like a mild apple-sugar juice with a faint hint of bananas and the 'glenfarclassness' somewhere far in the background.
    • Finish
      Medium long, but rather dry, driven by oak and pepper.

  106. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: honey, vanilla, peach in the background and light white pepper
    Taste: honey, sweetness, oak, dark chocolate, sherry
    Finish: long, oak, dark chocolate, a little sherry

  107. maltaholic scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I love the scent and taste of this whisky. Fruity, mild Sherrynote, paired with some oak. Very pleasant to drink. The empty glass smells like a kneel!

  108. r0back55 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  109. r0back55 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Cherries, dried plums, raisins, pears, fruity marmelade
    • Taste
      Oak, vanilla, dried fruits, a lot of spiciness
    • Finish
      Medium long, very fruity, spicy

  110. Matt80 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Oak,vanilla,malty,butterscotch,citrus,herbal,buttered toast. A small musty off note in the background.

      With water-grapefruit,creamy
    • Taste
      Quite smooth initially and then a spicy blast. Woody, mouth filling/coating. A sprinkle of salt.

      With water it becomes woody with strong hints of cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, salty, strong, a little metallic, pepper.

      With water a creaminess develops

  111. squaadgras scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  112. Achany scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  113. Fable scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  114. Goethe scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    This one is different to the 17 and 21 year old Glenfarclas. Huge sherry and red fruits are dominant. Taste wise a touch of alcoholic interference.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 9/10
    • Nose
      Sherry, red fruit jam, blood oranges, rasins, dates, plums, marzipan, chocolate, cinnamon.
    • Taste
      Sherry, cherrys, spices, oranges, dried red fruits.
    • Finish
      Medium. Oak, chocolate and coffee. A slightly bitter aftertaste, nothing to worry about.

  115. Maczet scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  116. Paulski88 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      85 85

  117. Glenfarclas1887 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      87 87

  118. ApricotOne scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    No typical Glenfarclas as you are used to. Since also Ex-Bourbon barrels were mixed. Well developed oak and in particular an excellent value for money. You can definitely recommend
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  119. vb_bembel scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  120. Marvin MacLight scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      82 82

  121. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A round and successful dram.
    • Nose
      Gentle and citrusy. Lime, orange, honey. Caramel fudge and vanilla. A touch of oak behind.
    • Taste
      First, earthy notes. Then heavy honey sauce, oak and dark chocolate with caramel. Sherry and dark forest fruits in the background.
    • Finish
      long and warm with oak, dark chocolate and sherry.

  122. ColorOutOfSpace scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  123. maetz scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: cappuccino, honey (not industrial honey, forest honey), orange, citrus, Taste: Spice, sweetness, honey, apples (?), Strong (43%), salivation, oak, dark chocolate 75% persistent Finish: long, warm, soft, harmonious "wonderful"

  124. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Descent and oh-so drinkable. Dangerously juicy. I could sip this all evening.
    • Nose
      Starts off similar to the 17yo, with sour oak and a waxy subdued sherry
      note that is so characteristic of refill butts. It continues with
    • Taste
      Sweet cinnamon, caramel, and juicier oranges and licorice. Once again, a well adjusted interplay between bitter and sweet.
    • Finish
      Medium-long and similar to the 17yo.

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