Glenfarclas Springs

Overall rating
81.50/100
votes
113
Whiskybase ID
WB56463
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Legend of Speyside
Bottled
2014
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 16 06 14 3 11:07 BB
Barcode
5018066130246
Market
Germany Germany
Added on
16 jul 2014 8:48 pm by Schmausel
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 83.02

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113 × member ratings

436 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glenfarclas Springs

11 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.50 points.

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Like the Passion, the Springs is a rock-solid single malt made by Glenfarclas. No Sherry Monster with complex flavors, but a delicious all-day dram. In my opinion, a great PLV! My notes from Springs coincide with my notes from the Passion.

    The only criticism is the missing age (NAS) and the sparse information about this bottling.
    • Nose
      Strong and amber, the Glenfarclas shines in the glass. Oily and heavy, the drops run back into the glass when panning. Fine and fruity sherry rises from the glass. It is followed by a pleasant sweetness and honey, gradually adding slightly pungent alcohol. At the end a touch of oak.
    • Taste
      The mouth fills with the first sip of fruity, slightly sweet oak. Sherry mixes with the wooden aroma. Complex and powerful, the Springs exudes a plump warmth in the mouth.
    • Finish
      The long finish unfolds again these mighty wood flavors. Fruity sherry stays in the mouth long and warm. A great and powerful finish.

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  3. Ben Bruikman scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Springs is part of the Multi Vintage Trilogy that was bottled exclusively for the German market. The series is also called The Legend of Speyside and the names represent three key elements in Glenfarclas history, origin, passion and collaboration. The whisky matured in pure sherry casks produced by a Spanish cooper company, José & Miguel Martin. The youngest whisky in the barrel is eight years old, but further information about the composition is missing. It was bottled in 2014 at a high strength of 46% and has not undergone cold filtering. There are only 6000 bottles of each variety.
    The color is dark gold.
    • Nose
      The smell is typical Glenfarclas, with aromas of preserved fruit, raisins, red apples, sweet spices and an accent of honey.
    • Taste
      The taste has notes of exotic fruit, soft oak, dark chocolate and fresh coffee.
    • Finish
      The finish is pleasantly sweet with notes of ripe berries and lingering notes of oak.

  4. Bembel scored this whisky 45 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fresh with green apples. Malt. Toffee. dark fruit
    • Taste
      Herbs. Spices. Malt.
    • Finish
      medium length Flat.

  5. glendronach64 scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    It starts off creamy and ends that way too.
    • Nose
      80 80
      A sweet fruitiness dominates towards bananas and ripe pears.
    • Taste
      70 70
      It remains fruity, the throat is filled with creamy chocolate, some oak and sherry appear, then it goes dry in the mouth, and then
    • Finish
      70 70
      transition into creamy dark chocolate in the medium-long finish.

  6. KB201 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Interesting for collectors.

  7. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    wow, I like him like his "siblings"
    great PLV
    • Nose
      Sherry, light raisins, light leather, polish, nutty, slightly dark wood, red berries (currant), liquorice, becomes tart, later comes light rubber
    • Taste
      round, full, oily on the palate
      Raisins, sherry, slightly nutty, dark cocoa, slightly spicy becomes more, oak comes and becomes stronger
      later becomes tart
    • Finish
      medium long
      Sherry, light oak, very spicy, nutty, dark chocolate so 65%, leather, becomes tart

  8. kimmosuo scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Nice to drink. But I'm too young. The spirit is still very clear.
    • Nose
      Fruity sweetness of ripe pears, honey and flower meadow. Caramel behind, some sherry. Also a hint of carnation and oak. Atrocious teen race spritliness.
    • Taste
      Sweet again, floral, honey-fruity. Then again the roar of the young spirit. Some oak, some sherry and coffee.
    • Finish
      Oranges, some coffee, Spirit.

  10. Rick78 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  11. sammy01 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  12. wbarchive_73116 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    I have tasted the trilogy together with this one being the second one.
    Not outstanding, but not bad either, especially for the price.
    All of them are pretty similar and Glenfarclas is adamant about them
    being three different whiskies. Well, yes, that is most likely the case,
    they just happen to be very similar.
    Passion (83p) > Springs (82p) > Team (80p)
    • Nose
      Stewed fruits, apples, raisins, all of your basic, (refill) sherry Glenfarclas style really
    • Taste
      Less intense than Passion, sweeter, same basic characteristics of oakyness, chocolate, coffe
    • Finish
      Medium length, shorter and less oak than Passion

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