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Overall rating
87.74/100
votes
30
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
25 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
New Label
Barcode
088004033446
Added on
29 Jun 2014 1:49 pm by Nezzer
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 157.35

14 × in wishlist

30 × member ratings

159 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 25-year-old

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.74 points

  1. ballunder scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    An uncomplicated malt, one focused on delivering value to the consumer with a minimum of fanfare or cost. I'm usually on the fence with a 43% ABV finding 46% ABV to be a much more reasonable minimum but, in this case, the 43% works. There is just enough wood spice to give this whisky a bit of zing and save it from being too "calm". Couple that with a rather robust orange note paired with some nice chocolate bitterness and you have, my friends, a winner.

  2. Ainulindale scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    A nose all about fruits in alcohol, heavy on the cherries, with some background oak, nutmeg and some wood undergrowth.
    In the mouth, again cherries macerated in alcohol, a rose like flowery taste, nutmeg & sandalwood, a splash of anis
    The mouth is syrupy yet very soft.
    A very sharp finish on oak, nutmeg & sweet cocoa
    • Nose
      87 87
      A nose all about fruits in alcohol, heavy on the cherries, with some background oak, nutmeg and some wood undergrowth.
    • Taste
      90 90
      In the mouth, again cherries macerated in alcohol, a rose like flowery taste, nutmeg & sandalwood, a splash of anis
      The mouth is syrupy yet very soft.
    • Finish
      85 85
      A very sharp finish on oak, nutmeg & sweet cocoa

  3. Jeadrick scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

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

  4. asmazda scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Similar profile to the 30 year old at 1/4 of the price. Of course less rich and complex than the 30 year old but must consider the price difference. I have tried most of their core range and I think this is the best buy. What I had is a 2016 bottling so keep in mind there can be batch variations. If price is not a big concern look for well reviewed family casks that are over 25 years. These are the sweet spots of what Glenfarclas has to offer.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Dusty old books, hazelnuts, nougat, orange gummies, sweet cream, mentholy notes.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Similar to the nose but intertwined with chocolate and a big helping of spicy wood tannins. A little acrid at times.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium, nutty, spicy.

  5. OKoster scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This family-owned distillery utilizes two types of wood for aging; in this case, the types are American refill ex bourbon barrels and European 1st fill ex-sherry casks. The price for a similar 25 year whisky is typically double or triple what this bottle costs making this an extraordinary value. 
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

    Very drinkable and enjoyable
    • Nose
      Honey, marmelade, little citric, hints of vanilla, whiffs of sherry wood
    • Taste
      Nutty, citrus fruits, cooked oranges, subtle sweetness, fine sherry wood, also some chocolaty notes
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm

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