Glenfarclas 17-year-old

Overall rating
84.48/100
votes
576
Whiskybase ID
WB4014
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 4:53 pm
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 94.13

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Whisky reviews for Glenfarclas 17-year-old

69 users have left 74 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.48 points.

  1. Benjamin_Wang scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    A very balanced whisky, no surprise, and no disappointment. Malty syrup, some fruits like pineapple, raisins, ginger, and a little mint show some roughness (freshness).

  2. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  3. bankimate scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  4. ZLako scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Glenfarclas became one of my favourite distilleries.

    N: Very sweet, sherry, vanilla, green apples, grapes, herbs, butterscotch, milk chocolate

    P: Sherry, apples, butterscotch, milk chocolate, vanilla, honey in the background

    F: Long and very sweet very pleasant, hazelnuts and butterscotch

  5. niski scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  6. Dutchdram scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      It starts with fruity notes like some sherry and raisins. Now the creamy and silky tones kick in. Lovely hazelnuts complements so well with notes of whipped cream and praline. Followed by some more sweet notes like vanilla, chocolate and butterscotch. At the end a little hint of oranges is to be found.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Starting sweet with vanilla, toffees and butterscotch. A little raisin with some cinnamon. Yep, there is the silkiness again. Hazelnuts, pralime and whipped cream. Followed by milky chocolate. At the end some great notes of crème-brûlée and latte macchiato.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium-long. Chocolatey notes keep lingering with cacao and cinnamon. Also some cream and hazelnuts.

  7. thewhiskeyjug scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    NOSE
    Strawberry taffy, honey grahams, cocoa, dried cherries, sulfur and some banana-nut muffins.

    Not super complex, but not exactly a lame-duck aroma either. It just is.

    PALATE
    Strawberry taffy, honey grahams, cocoa, dried cherries, sulfur and some banana-nut muffins with a bit of cranberry and blueberry.

    Glenfarclas 17 Years’ palate is almost a carbon copy of the aroma but with some interesting added fruit notes.

    FINISH
    Medium -> Vanilla taffy, banana-nut muffin, cocoa, sulfur and a bit of leather.

  8. Expraesi scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  9. MLE scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. dimitrios scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

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

  11. Svarttt scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    As with all Glenfarclas standard bottlings, there is a wide variation in quality depending on the batch.
    In my case it is a representative from 2018, the bottle is not laid out here and I am too lazy today :)
    • Nose
      87 87
      A decent (refill) middle-aged sherry nose, rather light fruits. Almonds, sweet pasta. milk chocolate
    • Taste
      86 86
      Creamy children's chocolate that quickly gets a spicy, slightly salty note.
    • Finish
      85 85
      drying, rather medium length

  12. BeatF scored this whisky 82 points Photo Moderator

    For me absolutely flawless, but - with all due respect - rather a bit boring. For me this is a drop suitable for beginners for once; for a very reasonable price you get solid quality.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, white chocolate, slightly sour malt, discreet oak, a few ripe fruits (e.g. figs blood oranges).
      This is what whisky tastes like!
    • Taste
      Honey, elegant bitterness, fruity (but in that order for me)
    • Finish
      Great dark chocolate, fruits, dry, medium length.

      Only when I had already noted the above remarks did I find out that this drop is chill-filtered. Does this perhaps take away some of the surprise and liveliness?

  13. hs305 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2021] After many very old, complex and (of course) excellent drams over the course of the last days I am in the mood for a rather simple and young drink tonight - so why not a standard 'farclas edition...

    ...and it was sub-standard quality spirit they filled into these casks 17 years ago, and in former times such casks would have been used for blending purposes only. But thanks (?!?) to the whisky boom almost all Glenfarclas casks are needed to feed the growing thirst of the growing single malt consumer base which results in - guess what: Lower quality releases, what else?
    • Nose
      85 85
      The colour is burnished and the nose offers an unspectacular but very okay-ish profile with sherry, malt and wood in balance. There are neither off-notes nor highlights to detect - this is the trademark nose of an every-day's dram (and exactly this is what the 17-years Glenfarclas aims for).
    • Taste
      84 84
      The taste is about the same with average sherry and malt flavours in a bitter-drying wooden setting. This is not pleasing to my taste buds, but it is not really bad either. What else to say? Nothing.
    • Finish
      78 78
      The dram arrives light on the palate with neither a significant warming nor coating effect, this is a weak mouthfeel to be honest. Accordingly, the finish is short as a lightning leaving just some bitter-drying impressions (plastics) which are quite annoying. Water is not needed, it just flattens everything.

  14. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  15. Igitor scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  16. KOQ24 scored this whisky 72 points Expert Junior

    Much better than the Glenfarclas 18 due to use of better casks.
    Fairly priced too.
    • Nose
      75 75
      Sherry,Oak,herbal,spicy,butter-y
    • Taste
      80 80
      Caramel,Oak bitterniss,spicy,dried orange peel,light vanilla
    • Finish
      60 60
      Medium to Long lasting Finish with a light to medium Body.
      Quite smooth.

  17. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    a solid average malt
    too easy for easy drinking for me
    • Nose
      Sherry, light raisins, dark, raspberry is more, slightly floral, brown apple, pastry / waffle, pear, vanilla is coming, cardboard?
    • Taste
      full and soft on the palate
      Sherry, red berries / currant, sweet, spicy, raisins, light oak, spices (tart / herbs), tart, bitter
    • Finish
      short to medium long
      Apples, light tannins, light sherry, light oak

  18. rolabob scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  19. EvilAFI scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Not as sherried as expected, fruity, lactic, oaky, floral.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Fruity, rhubarb, orange, strawberry, slight lactic tang
    • Taste
      87 87
      Juicy, thin, oak, sherried cooked red fruits, leather
    • Finish
      86 86
      Light spices, sweet, pastry, woody

  20. claymore84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 05-10-2019 at "Rachbar" in Neuss.

  21. Vallado scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Blindtasting.

    I'm very surprised. I had actually typed Glenfarclas, the distillery DNA is unmistakable. But rather on a younger FC or a Limited Edition than on a representative of the often ridiculed Core Range.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sparkling, a sweet and tart and slightly sour melange of orange zest, cinnamon, spicy honey, meadow herbs - but without any weight; the aromas are more "airy-casual", it reminds of Aperol Sprizz
    • Taste
      87 87
      Cutting chilli-ginger sharpness on arrival, is immediately there, but also immediately gone and then wobbles in the background. Sweetened, soft red fruits, orange marmalade, oak spice, baked apple spices are the main focus. The texture is a bit too watery for me personally.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium to long, dry, woody-nutty, mild espresso, fills the entire mouth-throat area, then briefly sweet (ripe blueberries) and dry again at the end.

  22. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      very mild, sweetish (malty); very fruity, especially tropical fruits, distinct pineapple; raisins; Flower meadow, mild herbs
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweet; soft, but still full of flavor; Sherry; tropical fruit mix; fine-sour chocolate; great oak notes with mild spice (a hint of cinnamon); not at all bitter; Orange; a touch of coffee (but not bitter)
    • Finish
      86 86
      medium; Sherry; spicy oak, dark chocolate and a hint of coffee. Will not be bitter, Dried fruits

  23. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert 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.

  24. Lebenswassertester scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

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

  25. 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.

  26. wisekyofcourse 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 !!)

  27. 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.

  28. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Balance sheet (22) I am pleasantly surprised ... soft, delicate ... tight, despite the low degree. (87) (L27 03 17/3 07:34 BB) Save PSgod ago I appreciated it (but I do not know which Lkod) 85 ... Now I really like it.
    • Nose
      Honey, heather ... orange caramels ... cold melon ... grass ... dry board ... (22)
    • Taste
      The taste is sweet, spicy, woody ... oily ... creamy (21)
    • Finish
      Finish pleasant ... orange oil ... heather ... warm ... light tree ... creamy cream ... orange peel ... smoke (22)

  29. Markie81 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  30. spigray scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  31. spigray scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    quite ok
    84/100
    • 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

  32. Macheye scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    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.

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/glenfarclas/glenfarclas-17-year-old/
    • 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.

  33. Allandale scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A rounded and firm body.
    • 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.

  34. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  35. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • 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

  36. Ivynor scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Rather balanced, a little light at 43% but well done without being very complex
    • Nose
      Version tested: L18 01 16, so 2016:
      Pretty sherry, hazelnut, mocha, bitter cocoa, toffee, slight herbaceous bitterness
    • Taste
      Slightly soft, but slightly creamy, on toffee, vanilla, dried fruits, quite sweet, a little cooked plum, raisins, always herbaceous notes
    • Finish
      Medium, woody, vanilla, raisins,

  37. wbarchive_465063 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      91 91

  38. MadScientist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  39. hans1971 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  40. Andytka3 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N-
    Apple tart dusted with cinnamon, homogeneous of mellow sherried matured
    dram. Aroma faded rather quick. Water drawn out earthy notes, a touch
    of incense barks and hints of soft peat. P- Dry and tannic mouthfeel with sour berries. Mellow with sufficient
    strength to please. Dried fruit notes at the back. Creamy texture if
    with splash of water.

    F- Medium at best, minty, plum and clove. Spicy. With water - smoky chocolate.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  41. Othorion scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    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,

  42. Jonkers scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A real Glenfarclas whisky. Delicious as an aperitif. Great whisky to drink with friends.
    • Nose
      Citrus fruit (lemon peel), raisins and currants. Also milk chocolate and butterscotch. Malty with vanilla but also sherry.
    • Taste
      Sweet (tropical) fruit. Liquorice with a small, pleasant bitterness. A touch of nutmeg. Very soft.
    • Finish
      At first a bit bitter but not unpleasant. Then sweet. Mid-length.

  43. J23 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

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

  44. whiskybros scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    View our review at http://www.whiskybros.com/#!Glenfarclas-17yo/c21kp/576940b70cf2816ad16ee2cd
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  45. Palindrome scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Watch out for batches between 2012-2015. Some had overpowering sulfur issues. 

    Here are my tasting notes:

    Nose: Creamy sherry, oak, mint, toffeePalate: Acceleration of sherry the swells to a crescendo, caramel, plums, dates, raisins, hazelnuts, lemon peel, toffee, white cake, marzipan.Finish: Oak again, hazelnuts, caramel, sherry.

  46. thomasflsts scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  47. Shane_IL scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A bit light on the palate, and not my style, but an interesting whisky with good VFM.
    • Nose
      Typical Glenfarclas damp leaves note. Quite herbal, green leafy herbs like sage). Light sherry funk. Citrus oils. A waxy note. Some vanilla. Camomile & rooibos tea. Light cinnamon. Red apples, a little overripe (like when they start to go mushy). White grape juice. 
    • Taste
      Dry grass. Waxy orange peel. Pickled ginger. Sourdough. Salt. Vanilla. Dry, light wood. Dry sherry. Some grainy notes. Honey. 
    • Finish
      Long. Waxy orange peel. Malt. Fino sherry. Grassy herbs. Slight anise taste lingers on the tongue.

  48. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: dark fruits, sherry, vanilla, caramel, oak
    Taste: soft, strong, sweet, a lot of sherry, dark fruits, dark chocolate, oak
    Finish: long, chocolate, slightly bitter oak

  49. nightheron scored this whisky 79 points Member Junior

    This really reminds of white niagara grape juice with alcohol in it. It has a very dessert winey character. It's a good whisky but it just lacks depth and complexity. The 12 year old doesn't have nearly as much sweetness as this but it's more vibrant. This 17 year old has exceptional flavor but if the liquid was more substantive on the palate it would be outstanding.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      75 75

  50. 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 ...

  51. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  52. vb_bembel scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  53. Koloman scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      80 80

  54. Achany scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  55. Ciro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  56. HammerHead scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    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

  57. nathanyael scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  58. Alex scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    the most recent batch to date (bottled June 2014) is less woody than the earlier batches, replaced by more sweetness and is overall a well rounded, rich dram with an excellent balance. For this expression, Glenfarclas uses 60% first fill and 40% refill sherry casks.

  59. 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.

  60. Buckeyechemie scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      92 92

  61. checkpointuk scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2014/glenfarclas-aktuelle-standards-von-15yo-bis-zu-40yo-32917/

    Color: light gold
    Nose: Salty with lemon aromas, sulfur, honey, melon, orange-lavender extract with vanilla pods. Pretty thin, but without any false sound.
    Taste: Again thin, again perfume, less sweet, but fresh with wild honey, heather and native garden herbs. Butter, malt and almonds, which are getting saltier, but always bitter.
    Finish: Medium length - bitter and dry, licorice, roasted almonds, some wood and green notes of nutshells. Spicy with increasing oak - ultra-dry, dusty and cocoa-based.
    83 points (nose: 85 / taste: 84 / finish: 80)

  62. 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.

  63. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A well-crafted malt. Nothing really stands out though. It is simply a
    display of Glenfarclas’ skill to create elegant malt whisky. There is a
    good balance between flavors that one would expect from a sherry-matured
    whisky. I reckon they used a mixture of first-fill, 2nd and 3rd fill
    casks to create this. Good stuff and probably well worth your coin.
    • Nose
      A typical Glenfarclas nose. Fragrant sour oak and perfumed sherry note, followed by sweet juicy oranges and toffee.
    • Taste
      Caramel, vanilla, licorice, milk chocolate with a lovely balance between sweetness and bitterness.
    • Finish
      Medium length and not very oaky, but full of sweet caramel and vanilla.

  64. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Caramel, vanilla, citrus, almond and red berries. A little sulphur as well.
    • Taste
      Almond, citrus, caramel, malt, butter, plum, red berries, matches and candle smoke.
    • Finish
      Caramel, almond, malt, oak, vanilla, rhubarb and a little smoke.

  65. Ed53 scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      85 85

  66. m884 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Sherry, dry oak, red fruits - sour, smoothMouth: Sherry, green fruit?, oak, boarderline cardboard - but still worksFinish: Fruity, sherry, oak, tanins, tad bitter towards the endComment: Gets more oak influence with age, also a smooth nose, but the fruityness is a bit in decline. Nose is less interesting than the 15yo, but the mouth is a tad better than the 15yo.

  67. Alex scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Rich amber
    Nose: Complex, with distinctive butterscotch, sherried fruit and peat smoke aromas.
    Flavour: Big, full-flavoured, with excellent balance, develops slowly, full of sherry sweet malty tones, and a touch peat smoke.
    Finish: Long lasting and smooth, with a hint of spice and sherry sweetness.
    Comment: Hints of oak, complexity but finely balanced. Combines the smoothness of our younger whiskies with the greater depth of our older expressions.

     

    http://www.shanghai9.net/whisky-whisky/glenfarclas-17-year-single-highland-malt-scotch-whisky.html 

  68. mikkellund42 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Very pleasant and balanced. A must-have whisky that suits almost every occasion.
    • Nose
      Marcipan, plums, raisins, flowers, honey, chocolate, (Plum in Madeira chocolate bar from Anthon Berg). No smoke, no salt, no peat. Hints of alcohol.
    • Taste
      Medium sweet, light salty, light sulphur,
    • Finish
      Plums, date, honey, tobacco ash, old wood, dry earth and dry leaves. Hints of pepper.
      Medium sweet, light bitter and hints of salt

  69. alectron scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      dry raisins, wood, green apple, sweet malt, savoury grains/cereals, citronat, little bit of chocolate and a touch of smoke. (83)
    • Taste
      nice malt notes with a slightly perfum-y/sweetener feel, woody vanilla spices with a slightly bitter note, charred cookies, sherry/chocolate and a bit of smoke (84 / w bitterness 77)
    • Finish
      bitter/drying, more wood (slightly burnt now) & vanilla spices, marzipan, some distant chocolate sweetness (chocolate syrup/ice cream sauce), red apples, wood stays & turns cardboard-y &/ bitter occasionally (83/ w bitterness 74)

  70. drkrylov scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Bottled in limited quantities primarily for the North American, Japanese and Travel Retail markets.

  71. drkrylov scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  72. drkrylov scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Exclusive!
    • 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 chocolate.

  73. Feusi scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A verry well balanced speysider, vanilla and toffee with the typical sherry dried fruits. Some ideas of smoke and a very welcome part of wooden notes. With a very pleasant long and warming finish. If you try to explain Speyside Whiskys with typical sherry to a newcomer, you may open this bottle.

  74. hsmithjr scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Beautifully balanced.
    • Nose
      Firm and heathery.  Herb garden.  Ripe apples and pears. Dried roses. 
    • Taste
      Sweet and sherried.  Black plums.  Tobacco.  Buttered cake.  Ends on oak.
    • Finish
      Long.  Fruity and a bit dry.  Peppery oak.

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