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Glenfarclas 1987 Quarter Casks

Overall rating
86.89/100
votes
21
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
11.09.1987
Bottled
04.2006
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Sherry Quarter Cask
Casknumber
3704-3707,3859+3860
Number of bottles
1299
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 27 04 06 1 13:18 BB
Barcode
5018066198741
Added on
05 Oct 2007 7:05 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 195,00

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21 × member ratings

32 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 1987 Quarter Casks

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.89 points

  1. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Even when the nose is fruity again than the taste. I believe the comparison wins today in 1988, as it is more complex in my nose and mouth in my eyes. Both of course no sherry monsters, but very woody whiskys.
    • Nose
      Compared to the 1988 (WID: 1819) a "warmer" and somehow milder nose. Grape juice. Peach. Yellow apple. Some caramel. Orange. Forest honey. Then something spicy, which reminds me of coniferous forest. Some leather
    • Taste
      Herbal honey. Orange peel. Tree resin. Leather. Then the oak tree builds up powerfully and it tickles a bit on the tongue. Now it gets bitter and bitter. Dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      The wood sets the tone. Nut. Coffee. Fermented grapes. Tonic Water.

  2. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Once again a very delicious Glenfarclas. Great nose and mellow balanced taste. Unlike @ didi1893, I find no sulfur in this whisky.
    • Nose
      very nice first nose, immediately Sherrysweet and oranges, Glenfarclas typology, peaches, plums, sweet berries, cherries, joined by a haunting sweetness and some vanilla, followed by oak flavors, light nutritiousness like ground hazelnuts, again sherries and citrus fruits, this time with a slight tendency towards blood orange, currants, sour berries sprinkled with a lot of sugar, caramel cream sweet, slowly more herbaceous and spicy traits come to the fore, some pepper spice and sweet and sour tobacco (Perique), honey, in the second nose interestingly (still) vanilla and creamier, less acid. I like the nose very much.
    • Taste
      sweet and mild, the Glenfarclas pours into the mouth, a mixture of dark-fruited sherry and orange peel is spreading, minimal spicy notes, honey, blackberries, clearly dried figs, subtle leather notes
    • Finish
      begins with sherry fruit and is followed by oak flavors, coffee, dark chocolate, raisins, dry, black forest cherry cake, figs, medium-length, not very complex but perhaps just because of this really nice finish

  3. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Although this Glenfarclas has a ripe nose, but is carried in the taste and the finish of harsh wood elements and an intense sulfur note. Interesting and quite delicious.
    • Nose
      Tender amber, almost merging into the pink rests the Glenfarclas in Nosingglas. From the tough edge which forms after pivoting in the upper part of the glass slowly oily droplets dissolve. An unusual spectacle. When nosing the alcohol content is immediately noticeable while dark cherries and a hint of orange peel mixes. Fruity and spicy, the 1987s exudes its intense aroma. Discreet roasted aromas, caramel and a few drops of honey are mixed into a sweet toffee mixture. Maybe here and there a touch of leather comes out of the fruit, now the orange aromas become much more intense and fruity.
    • Taste
      Tart and spicy wood notes dominate the first sip. Fruity aromas press against the now austere wood without success. Very subtle sharpness arises, a slight note of sulfur makes itself felt. Again and again sweetness tries to push through the bitter wood, sulfur stops this attempt. With this wooden sulfur note the Glenfarclas goes into the finish.
    • Finish
      How can it be otherwise, the departure begins with the sulfuric wood note. Tart wood and slightly bitter fruit notes dominate the taste. Slowly, the finish develops into a harmonious aroma that fades out for a long time. At the very end of the finish, a tart walnut note and an aroma of wet leaves emerge.

  4. Portlover scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      94 94

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