Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Whisky Mercenary (TWM)
Stated Age
18 years old
Sherry Cask
46.8 % Vol.
700 ml
be Belgium
Added on
05 apr 2014 8:59 am by namelessone
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 78.99

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41 × member ratings

73 × in collection

Whisky reviews for The Nameless One 1995 TWM

10 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.65 points.

  1. Erik1908 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Well if this is indeed a Glenfarclas, I would not have guessed that in a blind tasting. But apparently we will never know for sure.
    • Nose
      88 88
      To me, on the nose, this reminds me of Littlemill. Same character. As I am a fan of this closed distillery, I like this a lot. Very friendly and fresh with hints of grass and mild sherry.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Oily, sweet and again friendly structure. Mild spices coming up. Red fruit and again grassy. Not really full body, so I dare not add any water.

      I still would not search in the direction of Glenfarclas. But in the taste it also does not come near to Littlemill (like in the nose).
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium long and slightly dry finish. In the far end a mild bitterness.

  2. Defeatless scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Quite a good unknown whisky. Decent pricing too.
    Doesn't need water, but if you do, don't overdo it. It is a fragile whisky!
    • Nose
      87 87
      Mild woody, some hay, not very heavy on the sherry side. There is some limestone in here and some camphor.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Again mild arrival. Some honey, some sugar. Hay and cut grass. In the background there is a glimpse of the sherry cask.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium-long length. Very smooth and silky. There is more red fruit here, but it fades away quite quickly with some had an strawdust notes.

  3. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  4. mothers_finest did not rate this whisky Expert Senior


    ...i dont know what it is, because nobody can do that for certain. But i know it cant be a Springbank, because it is a Speyside Malt!

    Very often, early years Speysiders (especially Sherry casks) are Glenfarclas, but also that is not guaranteed...

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Toffie76 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    My guess is : a Springbank!  reminds me of a mildly peated version of a 12CS...

  7. TastyDram did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Speculations on the origins of The Nameless One pointed to Glenfarclas. Jurgen himself claims it's certainly not one from the Grant family... And since the cask end was unreadable, the contents will probably remain a mystery. The most important thing was the liquid inside and it truly delivered. The whisky inherited all the top flavours after 18 years in a (refill?) sherry cask.

    The Nameless One costed €79 in specialized shops. A good price for a cask strength 18yo sherried Speysider. And the stunning label came for free. I'm becoming a Mercenary fan...
    • Nose
      The Sherry is strong with this one. Big sweet flavours from mango compote and orange marmalade. Apricots and panna cotta with passion fruits. Ginger bread and stem ginger, raisins and a lost clove. Towards the end I got a nice herbal surprise: olives with garlic. Didn't see that one coming...
    • Taste
      Honey and gingerbread upfront with rum & raisins ice cream. Pickled pears and cherries preserved in jenever. Poire Williams and sweet cantaloupe melon. A splash of orange lemonade.
    • Finish
      A warming aftertaste with orange marmelade and cherry jam.

  8. Cipidos scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. Bishlouk scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A candy whisky, not alcoholic, that can be drunk very easily. As an aperitif or dessert, it will do the trick so it goes alone. The nose is particularly appetizing.
    Special mention for the style label '' american B-series horror film of the '50s, very successful I think.
    • Nose
      A greedy and attractive nose, based on marzipan and frangipane. Apple and apricot crumble. The malt develops later in Small Butter mode.
    • Taste
      A hint of malted bitterness at the mouth. Behind hides yellow fruits, hovering between fresh, cooked and candied. A sweet, sweet mouth that sticks to the palate.
    • Finish
      The bitterness of citrus peel dies and gives way to sweet and warm spices. Pear peel when you swallow.

  10. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A rather atypical
    Glenfarclas, but a beauty nonetheless. Well chosen, Jurgen!
    • Nose
      The first thing that
      I notice on this sweet nose is how heavily it smells of butter. Sweetened
      butter, to be sure. Once you get past that, a nice mix of stewed fruits,
      sultanas, some beeswax and vanilla entice you. Some mocha and even a hint of
      sniffing tobacco. Do I detect even a trace of smoke? Must be from the wood.
      After a few moments, the whole turns somewhat into praline and a hint of
      chocolate milk. It keeps developing in the glass. Very nice and complex.
    • Taste
      Despite the high ABV,
      the arrival is very soft. Nicely smooth and warm on spices. Cloves, liquorice
      and a pinch of pepper. The butter is less on the palate, replaced by more
      fruit. Dades, plums, raisins. Starts to look more and more like Glenfarclas,
      but atypical enough to impress even Mr Timmermans (are you reading this, Luc?).
    • Finish
      I would not have
      minded if the finish lasted a bit longer, but it certainly does not disappoint.
      Spicy and fruity, as was to be expected from this whisky.


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