Glenfarclas 17-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
New Label
Stated Age
17 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
11 Oct 2008 4:53 pm

Average value

€ 72,81

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369 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 17-year-old

52 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.60 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    glue, fruity, a bit like an Irish "pot still"!
    a little grass, a nice flowering side
    vanilla, nuts, we are on a sherry base with a little dust too
    fruit on a sweet stewed base with cooked oranges, a good length in the mouth, but it lacks a few degrees in my opinion anyway (watery sensation strong enough !!)

  2. Othorion scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Delicious standard for a good price
    • Nose
      Sherry, milk chocolate, slightly sourish herbal note, lime syrup, grapes, some vanilla, apple cider vinegar
    • Taste
      Oily, candied ginger, oranges, grapes, slightly bitter oak, salty, honey almonds
    • Finish
      Licorice, honey, dark chocolate, dry, nutty, woody,

  3. maltaholic scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    I've been curious for a long time. Today he is tasting ... Do you feel the same? The rating depends heavily on the first impression. Smelling the first time just has to fit. This is followed either by further discovery or sober justification or cold rejection. Everything fits here. A very delicate, fruity scent, just as I like it. Nothing stands out, everything is round. I taste ripe grapes, sherry keg, a light hint of vanilla, but also a carnation, which usually bothers me a bit. Conclusion: the smells great and tastes good. A nice change ...

  4. HammerHead scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    2013 bottling.

    Nose: quite some sulfur, a mild smoke, nutty, sweet sherry, raisins.
    Taste: a mouthfull of sherry sweetness, maltiness, dried fruits, aniseed and serundeng.
    A finish of medium length: honey and aniseed with some nice spicy wood notes.
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    one of the clearly in the right direction shows, maybe a total of a bit too sweet, but the great ripe fruit flavors make really something.
    • Nose
      Wow, now we are already in the category of really great Schnüffelstoffe. Here we have a violent floral bouquet with mango, pineapple and grapefruit, welcome to the tropics. After a while in the glass still spicy salted pastry. He really rocks the Olfactorius!
    • Taste
      Fairer, fuller, honey-sweet, light fruity onset with intense juicy pears and pineapple notes. White chocolate, banana spicy. Delicious!
    • Finish
      much longer, sweet with little disturbing oak.

  6. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Typically Glenfarclas. Complex and rich. Succeeded.
    • Nose
      Right at the beginning you are greeted by the typical Brennereicharakter. Dark fruit, sherry and caramel, toffee. Behind it a bit of malt and oak. Quite a bit smoke away. Salivation begins.
    • Taste
      Soft and gentle in the mouth. Sweet and strong at the same time. Lots of sherry and dark fruit, followed by orange, coffee and dark chocolate. Oakcakes set in, accompanied by malting notes.
    • Finish
      Long and dark, with oak and espresso.

  7. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Here sherry comes through, with dark fruits, to the cinnamon note .. great!
    • Nose
      First raisins and nuts, then more sherry fruits: grapes, figs, berries, a nice cinnamon note, slightly spicy, some caramel.
    • Taste
      Dry fruits, spiciness, oily mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      Mild and warming. The fruits and the seasoning remain for a long time.

  8. Lebenswassertester scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      fruity, floral, fresh apple
    • Finish
      short, pleasantly fruity

  9. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Amazingly mineral and dry. Lots of wood (rather harsh) that covers the sweetness of the Sherry.

  10. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Lighter and more fruity than the 15 years old.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Sherry, gerbeaud, caramel and orange peel. Spicy oak and waxy fruits.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet and creamy. Fruits, malt and milk caramel. Oak, cinnamon and touch of ginger.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium length, fruity.


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