Glenfarclas 40-year-old

Overall rating
92.41/100
votes
136
Whiskybase ID
WB51121
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
40 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml
Added on
19 jan 2014 8:02 pm by Schmausel
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 190.00

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Whisky reviews for Glenfarclas 40-year-old

46 users have left 51 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.41 points.

  1. Moses scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    "THE" Glenfarclas. Unfortunately only 50ml mini but big cinema :)
    One hardly dares to evaluate this bottle, because actually this amount is too little to describe the king. But I have to get rid of this experience.
    • Nose
      The nose exceeds my expectation. Great. What barrels !? Baked apple now, but so elegant, unbelievable. After an intense, creamy experience of dark fruits, add a wonderful red peach. Ohh man ... that nose should never end.
    • Taste
      The barrels register themselves on the tongue and tingle. Wow effect. Then the palate keeps what the nose promises. Dark fruits, wonderful oak, followed by the best leather. Everything together also results in fantastic espresso notes.
      Hello, Effect ...., my first at the age of 40. Wacky.
      Thank you Glenfarclas for making these minis out there!
    • Finish
      I saddle the elegant horse with the sinfully expensive leather saddle. The panniers are filled with wonderful fruits and lead it slowly and proudly out of the precious wood substructure. This experience deserves recognition every second.
      For this price € 41.90, a masterpiece!

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  3. Captain.Islay scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    WB Tasting No. 100: Excellent, long-matured drop, very complex and varied, grandiose balance, sherry in perfect symbiosis with the distillate, you can spend hours with it, really great cinema.
    • Nose
      94 94
      Heavy, Prunes, Dates, Black Cherries, Orange Peel, Wood Polish, Earthy, Old Workbench, Pipe Tobacco, Engine Room, Cream Strawberry Candy, Hay, Coach Leather, Walnut, Tropi-Frutti, Blackberry Jam, Hints of Frankincense, Cinnamon, Butter Croissant, Cloves, Nutmeg, thyme
      With 1 drop of water: orange marmalade, Christmas stollen, raspberry leaf tea, honeycomb, mulled wine, sandalwood, wine gum, dark chocolate, coffee yoghurt, rosehip tea, ripe mango, cherries, some balsamic vinegar
    • Taste
      92 92
      Old style sherry, oily, rancid butter, old diesel, some violets/lavender, shriveled oranges, old crockery
      With 1 drop of water: hazelnut, camphor, earthy, forest honey, cinnamon waffles, plums, dates
    • Finish
      93 93
      Runs down like pure oil, long, forest honey, hazelnut, dark chocolate, vanilla stick, cinnamon cookies, butter croissant

  4. GlendronachFan88 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Appearance: Rich, golden brown, no real legs.

    Nose: Slight alcohol burn, milk chocolate, prune, raisin, red wine, candied citrus fruits, perhaps strawberry, herbs, pear, green apple, blackberry (jam), slight vegetal note, varnish, smoked ham, a hint of dustiness. Complex and evolving slowly. It wasn’t a particularly strong nose possibly due to bottle effects. Still a great nose overall.

    Mouth: Very oily and mouth coating, creamy, dare I say smooth, only hits like ~40% ABV, blood orange, black berries, cherries, prunes, pepper, to quote Serge: “liqueur-filled chocolates”, a slight hint of aniseed, a hint of ginger and some liquorice.

    Finish: Medium to long finish, dried fruits, citrus, grape and red wine lingering, oak spices, clove, some tobacco leaves, aniseed.

  5. Malthead19 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    COLOR : copper (without dye)
    - very oily body

    - a very old, noble reserved and yet
    complex top malt
    - very filigree, the old age is definitely noticeable
    - at approx. 800€ - 1000€ the 0.7 bottle is really one
    announcement
    • Nose
      lots of sweet sherry and old grapes, leather, hints of spices, complex aromas, delicate and complex
    • Taste
      Velvety, soft, restrained attack, round and sweet in the aroma, a lot of sherry, fruit (cherry, plum), caramel, you can taste the age clearly, very complex, stronger warm development in the back palate (afterburner)
    • Finish
      long warm finish ;
      long fruity aftertaste, becoming bitter at the end (oak)

  6. Nosingbär scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    This whisky is of course dominated by oak, but it is more than just plank. Citrus and herbal notes still reveal traces of the distillery character and I really like the diverse aromas. The heavy, crushing sherry cask aromas of liquorice and Christmas spice are beautifully complemented by fruitiness, sweet dessert flavors and fresh herbal notes. I liked it better in the past than today, the barrel is a bit too dominant for me, but that's not even whining at a high level, it's something I just take note of. When I'm in the mood for this type of whisky, I get exactly what I want. 94/100

    Oh and if you put water in the whisky like me, you really only need a drop or two with this one. If you put too much in, the barrel takes over completely and then there is nothing but board, really watch out here ;) That happened to me last time.
    • Nose
      You can't stop sniffing it. A truckload of cinnamon meets tart sherry flavors from the Glendronach Allardice spectrum such as raisins and dark chocolate, plus Christmas spices, blood oranges, fruity nectar and honey notes, caramel and toffee... a little bit of herbs... the combination is simply irresistible. He changes a bit over time. strawberries Sugared yoghurt. Candied fruit, marzipan, cotton candy. After each sip, the aromas in the nose are even more intense. A cocktail of oranges, mint, and sherry. Then he digresses again into the tart and brings black tea and liquorice. Ginger.
    • Taste
      mmm Sweet and sour, liquorice immediately on the palate, becoming sweeter as it develops, spices are added, cloves, aniseed, cinnamon, candied oranges, ginger. Marzipan with full force in the second sip, followed by prunes, candied cherries, cinnamon, liquorice.
    • Finish
      creamy, waxy finish, barrel aromas spread warmly in the mouth. Anis shows restraint again. In the finish aromas of currants and old red wine. Cloves and cinnamon on the palate, as well as chai tea and black tea. Even a little lemon zest. A touch of leather can be guessed. Tobacco remains at the very end.

  7. LeChiffre scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    This malt is really absolutely great. Up until now, I have rarely or never had noble and intense oak notes that were so perfectly integrated. This tingling wood spice is an absolute dream and the other aromas are harmoniously integrated around it and make the malt a real pleasure.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Sweet; Apricots; Oranges; Peaches; overripe apples; Raisins; fine spicy notes; some mint freshness; in addition, as a harmoniously integrated counterpoint, a fine present spice of old oak wood and forest floor
    • Taste
      92 92
      oily; In addition to the initial sweetness, an intensely tingling spice of old noble oak wood aromas quickly settles on the tip of the tongue; Leather; Tobacco; Oranges; Raisins; dark chocolate; espresso
    • Finish
      93 93
      tart, spicy old fine oak; fine tobacco and leather notes; Orange notes; Apricots; Coffee; the wonderful tingling spice has a long-lasting effect in the mouth

  8. Pizzaboxy did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    If anyone is interested in receiving some of these samples, please make me an offer. Gladly also an exchange offer if you have something nice to dive. I also have other miniatures on the shelf ???? I would also like to meet in person around Munich ????????????

  9. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    The aromas in the nose are terrific, you can always find new impressions, although not a single one is intrusive. Very tasty on the palate and a great, long, typical Glenfarclas finish. If you want to look for a point of criticism, it is most likely that the alcohol could be involved a little better.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Sweet, fruity, old-fashioned. Honey, mint, old wood. Plum, cinnamon and a hint of shoe polish. Later peach, Christmas spices, caramel and a touch of matches.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Strong start, cherry, old wood, cinnamon, spices and shoe polish. Slight bitterness arises.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Very long, slightly mouth-drying finish with wood, banana, passion fruit, spices, pepper. The typical Glenfarclas nuttiness builds up. The alcohol is strong.

  10. Astrid scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  11. Chesterfield scored this whisky 100 points Expert Senior

    For me a perfect whisky!

  12. Chesterfield scored this whisky 100 points Expert Senior

    One of my favorite whiskys!
    A revelation!
    A complete whisky experience!

  13. DerDennis! scored this whisky 94 points Specialist

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  14. LDB scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Simply the perfect Glenfarclas, in terms of balanced spiciness, sweetness and oiliness, shimmering between all in the purest harmony. Got me busy on a nice Christmas afternoon.
    This time no detailed notes, there are already so many - Silent Night ....
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      92 92

  15. Sherrybomber scored this whisky 96 points Expert Junior

    The best whisky I've had in my glass so far after 5 years of experience

  16. rottendon scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    What a balance...

  17. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 97 points Connoisseur

    The most harmonious whisky I've ever had in my glass.
    That is absolute upper class!
    • Nose
      Soft and round, yet full of aromas that reflect the age of the malt. Incredibly complex. You can't stop smelling it.
    • Taste
      Full-bodied and tasty, very saliva-stimulating, an incredible variety of flavors that do justice to the age of the malt. Wonderful!
    • Finish
      A great long finish peppered with the aromas of sherry barrel maturation and age. Exceptionally good.

  18. Mapl scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  19. MrNachbar scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  20. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    you can smell forever, the rest is also close to the ideal of 40 years and sherry ripening. The malt is harmonious, nothing stands out, all expected flavors play together, no oak dominates, no sherry superimposed. Everything fits together wonderfully.
    • Nose
      dense and sweet, a lot of oak, almost a little solvent, but the pleasant variant of a lot of wood, sweet sherry, raisins, but rather dried out, slightly dusty and above all this oak note, not overwhelming, omipresent. Over time, it becomes a little sweeter, a subtle fruity freshness is also noticeable, spices, cinnamon, old, but not superimposed, almost perfect.
    • Taste
      warm, dense, lively and strong at first, pepper, oak, dried fruits and a lot of dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      long, warm, here are the spices, the dark chocolate, the oak, the raisins, the tobacco, everything present, nothing dominates.

  21. lviz scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Scent: booklet ... as it is written, as one imagines the perfect ripe, sherrys malt whisky scent. My goodness. Complex, but so much so that the list is almost endless. Skin, sherry, chocolate, brown sugar, fried fruits, soft spices, raisins, old woody scents..tale, a real poem. But really, you only smell it for hours. I DIDN'T simply dare to fall into it. To embrace something of divine perfection as a mortal on earth? Okay, so of course I will.

    Taste: citrus, serious spice, honey, pollens. It's sweet and sour at the same time. At 46% it is soft, silky, perfectly ripe, tasty malt, with a masterful balance.
    A great whisky experience. It shows the miracle only time can do. Masterpiece.
    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      94 94

  22. lviz scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Scent: booklet ... as it is written, as one imagines the perfect ripe, sherrys malt whisky scent. My goodness. Complex, but so much so that the list is almost endless. Skin, sherry, chocolate, brown sugar, fried fruits, soft spices, raisins, old woody scents..tale, a real poem. But really, you only smell it for hours. I DIDN'T simply dare to fall into it. To embrace something of divine perfection as a mortal on earth? Okay, so of course I will.

    Taste: citrus, serious spice, honey, pollens. It's sweet and sour at the same time. At 46% it is soft, silky, perfectly ripe, tasty malt, with a masterful balance.
    A great whisky experience. It shows the miracle only time can do. Masterpiece.
    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      94 94

  23. JungleDram scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    We are now talking about 50 euros for this 50ml sample, which corresponds to a large bottle to 700 euros. A great malt to which nothing needs to be said here. However, the price-performance must be taken into account and here I rigorously deduct 2 points, so that receives the Malt of me instead of a 93 "only" a "91". In recent months I have been able to enjoy many malts for 1/3 to 1/2 of this price, which were very close to the GF.
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  24. Highlander1965 scored this whisky 97 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      98 98
    • Finish
      98 98

  25. dramspotter scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      a drying note. Some fruit like orange but more like the orange you forgot about in a cupboard and it has gone rotten but in the process permeated its environs. Fresher oranges on subsequent noses. There was an overt tobacco note but that has settled into the mix. Another nosing and it reminds me of those orange pomanders with the cloves arranged over the surface.
    • Taste
      weaker to take in but still with some orange taste but if you hold it at the front of the mouth for 10s and then release you get a lovely warm spice sensation.
    • Finish
      medium

  26. Andreas W. scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    A big movie theater! If you like Glenfarclas, you should try this mini. At least I was not disappointed and my very high expectations were fully met. Such a high quality is otherwise only found in the Family Casks. But please give this malt the time it needs. Whoever disgusts him directly after opening and then tastes after a few minutes, makes a big mistake in my view. This malt was matured for at least 40 years, so you should give it the right amount of time in the glass to breathe.
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      97 97
    • Finish
      98 98

  27. schengel10 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Fortunately, I have secured 2 miniatures à 5 cl!
    Tasted awesome.

    [Color] copper;
    • Nose
      distinctly sweet sherry, old ripe grapes, berries, leather, oak, filigree;
    • Taste
      first a restrained velvety soft onset, then a lot of sherry and dark fruits (plums, cherries), caramel, oak, mouth-filling, very complex;
    • Finish
      long, warm finish; in the finish bitter oak (tanine);

  28. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    There is not much to say. Really great nose, beautiful herbs. In the mouth, just great. Correctly long finish. Fantastic whisky.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      94 94

  29. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    What can I say. It's damn tasty! A real gentleman. It has elegance and is imposing at the same time. You can certainly do a few more minis from that
    • Nose
      At first surprisingly fresh. At the very beginning mint tea? But it is gone quickly. Then, of course, mighty oak. Now fruits are coming. But not as dark as typical sherry bombs. Apple pie / strudel. Apricot dumplings. Forest honey. Maybe even some forest floor. Orange peel. Everything nicely accompanied by wood aromas.
    • Taste
      Wow. The oak predates in the mouth. But not uncomfortable. Nice tingling. Ginger. I mean to taste a light note of wax. Cowardly. Raisins. Orange peel. Yellow gooseberry. Quince. Pomegranate. Roasted nuts. Tobacco.
    • Finish
      Leather. Walnut. Suggested fruits. A couple of herbs. Less bitterness than expected. For 40 years the bitterness is relatively subtle.

  30. Schnurer scored this whisky 96 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      93 93

  31. tommy12 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Fantastic that Glenfarclas offers this miniature. So I have the chance to try such an interesting and really very old whisky. Given the age, the price is certainly appropriate. However, given the absolute price but extremely high price and the corresponding high expectations, I am quite disappointed, since the price / enjoyment ratio for me does not fit.
    • Nose
      Sherry, but the main impression is unfortunately (for me) uncomfortable Muffiges (wood / leather)
    • Taste
      Taste: very good, intense, long-lasting, pleasant bitterness, nothing more musty, alcohol clearly noticeable
    • Finish
      pleasant and very long

  32. Maltkanzlei scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    A malt that meets my taste exactly. Maybe the best standard in the market. Great that Glenfarclas continues to offer this gem in miniature for a very fair price. I hope it stays there for a long time, even though some hands have almost doubled the price. Eye / nose Dark gold delights the eye. Gorgeous bubbles on the edge of the glass and thick streaks on the wall of Glencairn. Then this Naaaaase. As with Cleopatra - Obelix would probably say. Simply terrific. Honey sweet, fruity, slightly simmering orange marmalade and apricot jam. Herbale influences ... all in a perfectly coordinated connection, where each note of the others makes the room shine. palate Wonderfully soft, warm, creamy, elegant and complex. The alcohol is perfectly integrated at 46% ABV. This is probably only smoothed, because 46% ABV are after 40 years in the oak a very respectable value. However, one has to keep in mind that Glenfarclas can also provide 40yo with a full 60% ABV if needed. Finish / Conclusion No weaknesses, no bitterness. Laaanges finish which miraculously reminds me of spicy orange liqueur and caramelised almonds and finally reaches the elegant dryness of a good wine. Dreamcloth. What's the best way to buy the GF 40yo? (Facebook)
    https://www.facebook.com/Maltkanzle/posts/631725437168575 Further notes and reviews on Facebook at #Maltkanzlei

  33. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Hammer Lecker. The best Glenfarclas I ever had in the glass. Most GF's do not really have much to offer me. Almost always the nose is nice, but in the mouth they are very disappointing. Not so. Spicy, sweet, harmonious, exciting, intense - no trace bitter (as usual), no trace too much barrel (to the point !!!), fruity to the end (as never before), no overwhelming aromas, just an incredibly delicious Paint. Exceptionally good.
    • Nose
      light smoke, black cherries, fresh raspberry from the bush, leather, tobacco, liquorice, dark chocolate, black currants and leaves of blackcurrant shrub, freshly grated mint, lightly toasted bread, dates, raisins, balsamic sauce, later more and more fresh coffee and Black Forest ham ... very intense, very harmonious, beautiful
    • Taste
      oily, creamy, powerful, pepper, cardamom, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg explode tingling on the tongue, a lot of dark chocolate spreads throughout the mouth, which slowly turns into coffee, in between the delicate raspberries, dark cherries, orange wedges and juicy plums go up ... now the malt is "meaty", the balsamic sauce runs over the oxtail ragout in cognac, thyme, rosemary join the fleshy impressions, you want to chew forever ... the blackcurrants are getting more and more intense and pawing harmoniously integrated into the masses of dark chocolate sauce ... pecans in chocolate, plums in chocolate, pieces of orange in chocolate, tobacco leaves swim with ... the licorice emerges from the Schokomeer, the malt becomes a bit drier, the liquorice works in the mouth. Then peach comes up! The complete aroma fragrance breathes out of the nose room with some smoke and the blackcurrants as an accompaniment ... a really hammerleckerer Glenfarclas, the honey-fruity-sweet-spicy remains in the mouth ...
    • Finish
      Laaaang, really long, intense, dark fruity, honey sweet, the chocolate covers the mucous membranes, baking cocoa, fine coffee, fragrant intensive spices, the lightly toasted bread is back - could I still have some of the raspberry jelly? ... fine smoke. .. orange juice ... milk coffee ... a hint of green tea ... mild sweetness ... ... then the blackcurrant comes up again and lasts for hours in the nasal cavity ...

  34. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      98 98
    • Finish
      97 97

  35. nad_chario scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  36. Dottore scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Madness part! The 35-40 € for 5 cl are fantastically invested money. Certainly one of the best regular OA that is available. Really good. 95 points
    • Nose
      Heavy old sherry, musty wood at the beginning, in the course much more elegant wood notes, almost young wood notes with vanilla and light coconut. Significant bittersweet chocolate flavors. Leather. Opening a cigar box. Walnut, orange zest. Raisins. peach
    • Taste
      Candied nuts. Vanilla pudding. Peachcompote. Pepper. Perfect combination of sweetness, fruit and bitter wood flavors. clearly astringent, matchatee. What a flavor of spices when exhaling through the nose
    • Finish
      Long. dry. Fruity. light chilicatch. Very astringent

  37. BehindSpace scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    too bad that whiskys like this are not affordable anymore.

    this kind of whisky will never gets boring
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

  38. dRambo scored this whisky 98 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Hazelnut, walnut and candied almonds, with marzipan and rose water, sweet and sour fresh plums, apricots and oranges, cinnamon, a touch of nutmeg and solid liquorice, fine old oak, elegantly integrated,
    • Taste
      pricklend - sweet, mint meets oak
    • Finish
      still in waves - very long.

  39. dRambo scored this whisky 98 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      98 98
    • Taste
      97 97
    • Finish
      98 98

  40. Wiz scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  41. Wiz scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    That's a great malt. I liked the nose the best. But after all had raved about him so, I had expected more from him. The oldest, but not the best I have ever had in the glass.
    • Nose
      Pooh, that's where the full oak freight comes to me. But very pleasant. You can tell immediately that he is very old. Very fine sherry flavors. Nut .... hazelnut, walnut. Dark overripe fruits. The streaks run back into the glass very slowly. Old leather. In Rumtopf pickled fruits. Prune. After about 20 minutes, add a drop of water. Wow ... all the flavors increase enormously. I've never had it like that. Caramel and toasted aromas are added. Light coffee aromas are still coming up. Pipe tobacco.
    • Taste
      Very spicy. At the beginning a black pepper note. Again a lot of wood. Walnut. Creamy, voluminous mouthfeel. Marzipan, raisins. A wax note I was taking. Over time, he is always sweeter. But very pleasant, not intrusive. Something orange. Coffee, dark chocolate. delicate fine sherry flavors. Dry Oloroso ... I'll take a look. The oak flavor is already enormous.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. An almond note stays behind. Driving salivary flow. In the end very dry. Again, some beeswax

  42. Othorion scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Oily and heavy in the glass, elegant and varied in the nose, a tasty gentleman in the mouth and on the finish a sheer endless memory of the long years of maturation! A Malt to dream!
    • Nose
      Heavy, dark sherry, old wood, moldy forest soil, a hint of mint, raisins, good cognac, old balsamic vinegar, plum cake, marzipan, walnuts, Christmas spices, gingerbread !, dark chocolate, leather, behind it also oranges, all changing again and again , only the mint fresh flies and the moldy soil decreases strongly with time, the rest plays an elegant game with my sense of smell and ensures always new impressions! Brilliant!
    • Taste
      Astringent, dry, dark chocolate and leather, raisins, oranges, sweet, but not as sweet as the nose, spicy and oily, roasted walnuts, some marzipan, green tea, espresso, which has presence, the mouth fills with saliva and pleasant warmth .
    • Finish
      Apparently the Dram leather warms up and the oranges stay for a long time and longer, a felt eternity, a tenderly bitter coffee and teenage remains interspersed with the roasted walnuts and reminds most pleasantly of this extraordinary masterpiece of a whisky!

  43. Vince' scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Where to start ... Nut cake with marzipan, chocolate, dark sour berries in the form of compote, raisins and an incredibly elegant oak. Sparkling vanilla and delicate / elegant oak flavors with an outstandingly integrated acidity. The nose is without question OLD but incredibly elegant in the range of flavors. Typical old sherry notes such as leather, cigar box and spice are also intense in the drop to find, but in no way musty or unbalanced. Not even the spark of a false note in the glass. In addition to the sherry notes are flavors that make me associate jasmine tea, orange blossom, licorice, orange, mint walnut and slightly bitter almond. The orchestra of flavors is not over. All aroma components are equally present. The sourish component with spicy old fruits that go in the wine direction, as well as herbal tart oak is present. These aromas of sweet and nutty with almost perfume-like aromas, over sour fruity to tender oak aromas go permanently hand in hand and let me smell forever on this drop.
    Taste: Amazing sweet as raisins with a tingling acidity, some red grapes and the full broadside of elegant old sherry with tons of roasted aromas. From here I totally fell for the drop. Chocolate, leather, tobacco, roasted walnuts and hare nuts. A spice that is so intense that it can not fully assert itself only because of the other flavor intensity. Oranges and orange peel with mint are also to be found. All flavors stay together for an eternity and deliver a firework of flavors on the tongue. The finish seems endless, hardly bitter and reminds at most of milk coffee or long-brewed jasmine tea. The oak is more herbal tart than coffee-like in the drop available. Slightly cooling with mint, orange peel, chocolate a little vanilla and spicy aromas of the oak.
    Conclusion: An absolute masterpiece of whisky. Much more is not to be added.
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      96 96

  44. didi1893 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    This old piglet has lived up to my expectations. Old and solid fruit and wood flavors give this Glenfarclas an incredible complexity and richness of facets. The nose is surprisingly fruity and is characterized by an extremely intense peach aroma. A great old Glenfarclas, I like it very much!
    • Nose
      Clear and radiant, the Glenfarclas rests in the glass. After pouring on the glass wall tough streaks have formed from which dissolve viscous drops and leisurely seek their way into the glass. Dark and old sherry aromas rise majestically from the glass, in Cognac pickled berries and grapes exude their intense fruit aroma. A touch of sulfur dissolves from old and dried oak elements, the nose becomes increasingly sweet and juicy oranges mix with dark caramel. Overripe apples and a subtle cherry flavor, apricots and peaches follow the apples and cherries. The peach aroma is becoming more intense and ends in a blend of overripe peaches, old oranges and dark caramel. Milk chocolate is added, but at the same time it is covered by the intense fruit mixture. With this intense peach flavor the nose demands the first sip ...
    • Taste
      Fresh with a tart oak note the first sip flows over the tongue. Spicy oak elements and a few drops of cognac exude a wonderfully old and solid aroma. Dark oranges and fermented peach give a hint of the fruitiness of the nose. The extreme fruit flavors of the nose, however, are hard to find in the taste, dominated by spicy and tart wood elements. Dark raisins come to light, the taste is now relatively clear and pure, otherwise I can not describe this condition. Subtle nut flavors and a hint of cognac mingle with the old oak tones, slowly setting itself a pleasant and subtle sharpness on the palate and on the tongue. A hint of smoke, tobacco and leather rise from the sharpness, old tobacco leaves entwine the spicy leather.
    • Finish
      The finish starts with fine tobacco and leather aromas. The cold smoke and the slightly peppery sharpness are discreetly in the background. Spicy wood elements play with fruity notes. Cognac and old orange slices make the wood aromas appear fruity. For a long time, the finish exudes its tasty flavor and only slowly fades out a perceived eternity later.

  45. Oloroso-Butt did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      98 98

  46. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    The forty-year-old Glenfarclas from the 50ml mini is a very pleasant, strong, full, round companion. Great traditional broadband whisky cinema, especially for those who like oak and espresso.
    • Nose
      The expectations are of course high. Glenfarclas, tradition, order crowd. The first nose does not disappoint either. A very elegant cognac style rises, the barrels are immediately felt. Then follow the farclastypischen baked apple notes. After a while ripe ripened peach and rhubarb compote appear in a dark fruit torrent.
    • Taste
      This old Glenfarclas has a strong first appearance. Sparkling, naturally. And oily. Then again the dark fruits, the oak follows, and now also leather. The cognac style is also coming back. The whole thing is supplemented with espresso notes; In short: the 40 years of storage are now fully present.
    • Finish
      A long, oak and leathery finish, in which after a while again announce the fruit in a very beautiful way. Simply voluminous.

  47. Rick78 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      98 98
    • Finish
      97 97

  48. GlenGabriel scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      90 90

  49. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2013]  I found this dram in a commercial advents calendar. 

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 92,5.  I took no detailed notes and never bought a commercial advents calender again.

  50. jankes scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  51. Amsterdam did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Whisky tasting: Glenfarclas 40 years https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=469kosdR6D0

  52. peatbogger scored this whisky 94 points Specialist

    Oh sweetness!

    I tasted the 15-21-25 and 40yo in succesion.

    There  were difference between "lower" ages, but between the 25 and the 40... just amazing!

    I have to admit it's the oldest whisky I ever have tried, and as such the most mellow.

    All edges worn off, everything fused to almost perfection.

    How ever, it's not my all time favourite, so I'm leaving a little head room and scoring it at:

    94

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