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Glenfarclas 25-year-old

Overall rating
87.13/100
votes
48
Whiskybase ID
WB51120
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Miniature
Stated Age
25 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml
Label
New label
Added on
19 Jan 2014 8:00 pm by Schmausel
Uncolored

Average value

€ 19.57

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 25-year-old

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.13 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    All in all not a bad whisky, but the casks used should have been pretty worn out. One might think that after 25 years a little more will come around than what this Glenfarclas delivers here. So it stays a little pale and thin.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Orange peel and almonds, honey, some nutmeg. Overall, rather reserved and not very flavor-sensitive. Dusty loft, leather. Mandarin water, cut flowers.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Soft and oily, dry. Almonds, marzipan, roasted orange peel. Dry oak floorboards, tobacco crumbs, leather. A pinch of pepper over time, but overall looks quite pale and becomes thin over time.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Dryness picks up again, tangerine water ripples, orange peel, milk chocolate, toffee.

  2. martinbuettner scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. elipszis scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    For the first smell "pear pálinka" and the dark fruit notes came out more and more, you won't drink this whisky every day, superb!
    • Nose
      92 92
      roasted coffee
      oak
      nutty
      dark chocolate
      very clean drink
    • Taste
      96 96
      Lindt orange dark chocolate
      blueberry jam
      sloe
      prunes
    • Finish
      94 94
      oily
      fruity
      very long and clean

  4. ms_th scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. detachedblue scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Huge sherry, chocolate and honey, grapefruit, very sweet.
    • Taste
      Sweet and mellow, very complex, mouthwatering, milk chocolate, citrus, spices, strong roasted almonds.
    • Finish
      Hints of PX sherry, sweet milk chocolate, walnuts.

  6. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Jordanite scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    A quick vertical of the Glenfarclas tasting pack. For one of the quintessential sherried brands, the sherry notes in these Glenfarclas are surprisingly well integrated. There are even distinct notes of apple as well as malt flavours that have not been smothered in the sherry fruits. It is only in comparison to the 21 and 25, does it become clear that the 15 has some metallic notes. The 21 has some additional smoothness whereas the 25 has a deeper richness. But the family profile is remarkably consistent. On the palate the youth of the 15 is more apparent, it is more bitter and the fruits are somewhat sharper. The 21 has a gentle smokiness in the background and is clearly rounder, whilst the 25 is more full bodied and mouth coating. The finish is the typical sherry and some wood bitterness. Compared to the 21, the 25 is only marginally better, it does not show its extra years well and is certainly not worth the added premium.

  8. Andreas W. scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. Martin1965 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sherry, jam, oranges, plums
    • Taste
      Spicy, oak, sherry and fruity
    • Finish
      Long, spicy with sherry

      Great 25 year old, the flavors are beautifully interwoven, so you should take a lot of time for him.

  10. Moses scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very hard for me to describe everything so that I do not speak bad of the 25er. Because he is from the perspective of the PLV a real buy recommendation. Point. But the 21 I prefer.
    That's how I feel about the Glendronach bottlings. The 18 and 15 are dearer to me than the Parliament. Sorry.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Immediately upon opening, dark dried fruit in the room. So the nose is his strong side. Respect. Finely tuned sherry note with vanilla, nutmeg and mint. Buttery and creamy already in the nose. Very complex. Who brings the time can experience something in the nose. A dream.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Spicy and spicy, it starts to get slightly bitter. That's not my thing. Dry wood with vanilla notes and very oily and creamy tropical fruit peel. The best is the hazelnut dark chocolate. Very exciting.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium to long with sweet bitter almonds he betrays himself again and again with the barrel selection. 2nd and 3rd filling? Spiced teas stay on the palate and everything is influenced by a little too much dry wood. Not so mine.

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