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Glenfarclas 17-year-old

Overall rating
84.68/100
votes
294
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
New Label
Bottled
2007
Stated Age
17 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5018066174318
Added on
11 Oct 2008 4:36 pm
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 69,72

294 × member ratings

639 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

All versions

Category Rating
Nose
21
Taste
21
Finish
21
Balance
21

Tastingtags

47 Notes

DenisL
Expert Senior DenisL Tasting note
03 Apr 2018 7:47 am
DenisL gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

​Мёд,вереск...апельсиновые карамельки...холодная дыня...трава...сухая доска...(22)

Taste

Вкус сладкий,пряный,древесный...маслянистый...кремовый(21)

Finish

Финиш приятный...апельсиновое масло...вереск...тёплый...легкое дерево...сливочный крем...цедра апельсина...дымок(22)

Comments

Баланс(22) 

Я приятно удивлён...мягкий,деликатный...плотный,не смотря на низкий градус.(87)

( L27 03 17/3 07:34 BB)Save

P.S.год назад я оценил его( но не знаю какой Лкод)85...сейчас мне он очень нравится.

markkuyper
Expert Junior markkuyper Review note
15 Jan 2018 8:16 pm
markkuyper gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
82.3
Nose
80
Initial taste
82
Body
84
Finish
84
Price
82
Presentation
81
spigray
Connoisseur spigray Review note
22 Oct 2017 5:07 pm
spigray gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
83.7
Nose
83
Initial taste
84
Body
84
Finish
83
Price
85
Presentation
84
spigray
Connoisseur spigray Tasting note
22 Oct 2017 5:05 pm
spigray gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose

cooked fruit, mostly cherries like in so many farclas drams, oranges, plums, eau de vie, light caramel, ultra-light smoke.

Taste

fruity and malty, oranges, tangerines, caramel, a little bit of oak, hazelnuts.

Finish

medium

Comments

quite ok
84/100

Macheye
Expert Senior Macheye Tasting note
18 Oct 2017 11:26 am
Macheye gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Amber
Nose

A lot going on here. Muscavado sugar mix it up with berries (some fresh, some dried) and in particular strawberries. Interestingly there’s a real minerality steeliness running through the nose. Quite biscuity and with some nuttiness also, florals play a supporting act and provide some immediate complexity. Orange peels give yet more fruitiness and alongside both toffee and vanilla there’s a whiff of smoke – not peat, nope, this is more cask smoke, possibly charring.

Taste

Sweet. Very sweet in fact. Strawberries again, and now stewed fruits sit alongside a variety of sugars, caster, icing and muscavado. The nuttiness is present again and joined by nice damp earthiness and a lot more spice than was on the nose – cinnamon and particularly cloves.

Finish

Medium to long with pure sherry coming through strongly and clove spice lingering through to the end.

Comments

I find Glenfarclas 17 year old to be an odd bottling in the distillery’s stable. It’s lighter, sweeter and fruiter than its 15 year old sibling, but also less full-bodied and well-defined. The central role of juicy sweet fruits rather than deeper richer sherried notes is an interesting departure, and sits well with a good dose of cask spice. However, the overall sweetness is perhaps a touch too high for my personal taste and I could not find a balance of water that managed to take the edge of this without reducing the fruit intensity. Worth trying for a slightly different Farclas experience, though quite pricey compared to other expressions.

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Allandale
Connoisseur Allandale Tasting note
05 Aug 2017 9:23 pm
Allandale gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Fuller sherry. Light, fragrant smokiness. Clean oak.

Taste

Firm at first, then a surge of buttery notes in the middle,moving to fruity dryness.

Finish

Touch of almonds and bitter chocolade.

Comments

A rounded and firm body.

boy_genius_ck
Connoisseur boy_genius_ck Review note
02 May 2017 12:19 am
boy_genius_ck gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
87.6
Nose
91
Initial taste
90
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
84
Presentation
78
boy_genius_ck
Connoisseur boy_genius_ck Tasting note
01 May 2017 11:33 pm
boy_genius_ck gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Jonquiripe corn
Nose

old school, wood, elegant spice, rich stewed fruits, creamy, malt, light bread, beautiful wood aromas/spice

Taste

this is how glenfarclas should be, full flavors bursting with fruits and cream followed by beautiful sherry

Finish

short, clean and satisfying, perfectly malted and fruity

Comments

despite a 43% abv, this really impressed me. an old school, fruity and creamy malt accompanied by elegant sherry. it will be my new standard by which all glenfarclases shall be judged, it’s just good.

Ivynor
Expert Senior Ivynor Tasting note
26 Feb 2017 8:10 pm
Ivynor gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Jonquiripe corn
Nose

Version testée :L18 01 16, donc 2016 :
Assez sherry, noisette, moka, cacao amer, toffee, légère amertume herbacée

Taste

Assez mou, mais légèrement crémeux, sur le toffee, la vanille, des fruits secs, assez sucré, un peu de prune cuite, des raisins secs, toujours des notes herbacées

Finish

Moyenne, boisée, vanillée, raisins secs,

Comments

Plutôt équilibré, un peu léger à 43% mais bien fait sans être très complexe

July-Malt
Member Senior July-Malt Review note
03 Feb 2017 6:37 am
July-Malt gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
87.8
Nose
88
Initial taste
86
Body
83
Finish
91
Price
91
Presentation
91

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