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Glenfarclas 25-year-old

Overall rating
88.57/100
votes
71
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Quarter Casks
Bottled
09.2012
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Quarter Cask
Number of bottles
905
Strength
42.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 04 07 12 1 09:21 BB
Added on
18 Mar 2013 6:02 pm

Average value

€ 364.90

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71 × member ratings

78 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 25-year-old

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.57 points

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Part of a glenfarclas tasting

    The room was rather divided on this one, but I loved it. Second only to the glenfarclas 40 year for me. Very full and rich, the abv works for me and no sulfur at all.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Rich, decadent, chocolate of all sorts, tobacco, dried dark fruits
    • Taste
      91 91
      Rich chocolate, buttery, tobacco, leather, sticky toffee pudding. Good mouthfeel. Soft and elegant. The abv works for me, but the proof whores want more...
    • Finish
      89 89
      Chocolate, black tea, pipe tobacco, citrus tones reminding me of five alive. Finish is medium, but satisfying.

  2. dr.mad scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    a beautiful glenfarclas as it should be
    • Nose
      87 87
      this one smells like an old barrel. strong dunage warehouse odor
    • Taste
      85 85
      taste goes towards cognac, grapes and red fruit
    • Finish
      81 81
      the aftertaste is the least of this bottle. tannins and quite strong alcoholic aftertaste

  3. JohnGlen1961 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. fgg scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Beautiful, dry, complex nose: tobacco, chocolate, forest fruits, a tang of citrus. Earthly.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Bitter, earthy taste. Wood tones, chocolate, dried fruit. At the end the tobacco stays on your tongue.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Very dry, bitter finish without being or becoming uncomfortable. Medium to long.

  5. Arjo S scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Very musty nose, in taste a little better but can't convince me.
    No where near the family cask range.

  6. Dre73 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. Dre73 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Full and soft, beautiful sherry tones, and lots of tobacco at the end.
    • Nose
      Very soft, full and fruity, apple, prunes, chocolate, some raisins, berries
    • Taste
      Full taste, but soft. Oil-like structure. Fruity, red fruit, and chocolate
    • Finish
      Lightly tingling and warming now, some tobacco, red fruit, raspberries. Long finish, also real cigar tobacco at the end now ...

  8. rb854 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful Glenfarclas, with a little more oak than expected, still alive.
    • Nose
      Relatively shy, beautiful oak, a little red wine, with time more of sherry rum raisins, leather, a hint of spice cabinet, but not too bad.
    • Taste
      soft and sweet, then tart oak, some leather and above all very lively, sparkling.
    • Finish
      the austere oak notes dominate at the beginning, a slight sweetness also manages to get through, then it becomes a bit stale, for a brief moment, to end up with a touch of tobacco and tart, slightly sour oak.

  10. Blo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The nose is beautiful, the mouth and the final more withdrawn. With a few more degrees, could he have claimed more?
    • Nose
      Ample, fresh, very fruity, the Sherry brings tons of yellow and white fruits (ripe peach, yellow melon), reds and blacks (plums, blackberries, black grapes). Sherry is not at all overwhelming, everything is very melted, of a great complexity, without any aggression, the low alcoholic rate probably helping. White grape pulp and coffee with milk, too. Beautiful nose!
    • Taste
      Fresh, sherry, coffee more powerful than nose, raisins, but also roasted nuts. Less expressive and direct than the nose, I find this mouth a chouïa flat.
    • Finish
      Average, quite tannic, not unlike some young cognacs.

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