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

€ 62,61

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 17-year-old

57 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.57 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. rolabob scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  8. 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

  9. volker40sw scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Vallado scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior


    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.


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