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Glenfarclas 17-year-old

Overall rating
84.48/100
votes
525
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

€ 65.16

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525 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 17-year-old

67 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.48 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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 !!)

  3. 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,

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  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 Member Senior

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

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