Glenfarclas 1980

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Christmas Single Malt
Stated Age
32 years old
Port Pipes
11065 + 11073
Number of bottles
48.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L 20 08 13 7 10 56 BB
Added on
11 Oct 2013 5:37 pm

Average value

€ 344,70

21 × in wishlist

94 × member ratings

122 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 1980

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.77 points

  1. Vince' scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    the nose remains habitual in the course of the dram - I do not necessarily feel particularly tasty - but on the palate he can score more and more - I think he grows more and more in the course of a bottle to the heart - very woody and masculine
    • Nose
      87 87
      strong tobacco, grape seeds, moist cardboard, delicate acidity, dried orange peel, dry dusty rotten wood - fresh sawn, light plastic almost gum - dried leaves, juniper, tree of life, forest soil
    • Taste
      90 90
      intense raisins soaked with cherry juice, strawberry jam, orange juice and oak, the cardboard box from the nose, pepper and mint, the sweet acid fruits are increasingly fading, it is becoming spicier, more intense, oak and spices - cultivated Rüpeltum - no notes but very much oak, there is also chocolate and coffee - but again oak, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, laurel .. and oak

      If you chew it, cherry jam, red fruit with tobacco, vllt. a hint of smoke, mushrooms on sheep dung

      Can you really chew very long?
    • Finish
      90 90
      Milk chocolates with cocoa chips, tobacco, mushrooms, leather, very long and increasingly intense with each further sip

  3. Ed Radour scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. dRambo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    shared bottle #020 to whisky.de

  5. Portlover scored this whisky 98 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      99 99
    • Taste
      99 99
    • Finish
      100 100

  6. Gloin scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The smell shows very well the age and the maturity, the long maturation left traces. I like such ripe whiskys a lot. The taste adapts seamlessly. The finish fits well too. I did not have such an intense taste of mushrooms in any whisky. This is unusual and fits very well. The whisky delivers what it promises, maturity and wood. For me, however, he is by no means superimposed. The only drawback could be that you do not recognize the port, but that does not bother us in any way.
    • Nose
      Immediately shows oak, followed closely by dark forest honey, then comes wet earth, nutty, blackberries, wild strawberries, very spicy, dates
    • Taste
      Very soft body, gentle, slightly tingling onset, then immediately again spicy oak, dry, but hardly bitterness, blackberries and some currants and cranberries, still sweet
    • Finish
      Porcini mushrooms, oak, sweet on the palate, long, at the very end walnuts and dry sherry

  7. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Compared with Glenfarclas 1980 11074 + 11075

    and Birthday tasting 2015 with Aby and JJ.
    • Nose
      Sherry, raisins, orange and butter. Fudge, floral and some liquorice.

      This one hase some sulphur.
    • Taste
      Fudge, orange and some pepper. Meaty - laurel and nuts.
    • Finish
      Tea, peach, pepper and orange.

  9. Ragazzo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Too oaky for me. Normally I like that but this time it was a little dissapointing.

  10. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    If you like the taste of rich oak, go for it! For my personal taste this whisky spend a couple of years too long in the cask. However still very enjoyable stuff!
    • Nose
      Spicy, rich oak. Lots of dark fruits. Old leather with a hint of smoke (but really just a hint, you´ve gotta try hard to find it).
    • Taste
      Oak, oak and again some oak. Surprisingly sweet and creamy though. But all in all the oak is a little too dominant and looking for a counterpart.
    • Finish
      Sweet in the beginning, then becoming a little too bitter and dry. Malty and nutty. Ending with some Espresso feeling.


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