Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Stated Age
41 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
40.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
27 Jul 2014 9:45 am by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 547.00

27 × in wishlist

55 × member ratings

40 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 1973 CA

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.66 points

  1. Finlaggan scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    My review can be found here:

  2. aphex scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The complex nose is unsurprisingly similar to some of these 40's years old undisclosed Speyside released these past few years. The palate is a bit disappointing after that. Too simple and slightly bitter. Very good whisky. A shame the palate is not on par with the nose.
    • Nose
      91 91
      White and yellow fruits with apples, pears, peaches, apricots. A few exotic notes too. Beeswax, old books dustiness, leather, vanilla, hints of precious wood.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Creamy and fruity with apples and citrus now (lemons, grapefruits). A bit of oak. Spices. A dustiness again.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, tart, spicy.

  3. wisekycourse scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A dram that takes time, which despite its low alcohol level manages to flood the palate flavors very pleasant and durable!
    • Nose
      buttered fragrances (brioche), vaniile, candied citrus fruits and a little moistened wood!
    • Taste
      wood, leather, a little dust, then all that goes up and mixed with pastry scents, creamy, it gives a melting pot of the most interesting. dust from old book, binding and more, aromas explode in the mouth over time! The fruits are maderized on lemon and apple!
    • Finish
      average on the sweet spices, the fruits, then long on the woody and the leather, relent of butter a little rancid!

  4. wisekycourse scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, sweet citrus, candied, a little wood, and intense vanilla. It's sweet, creamy and a little dusty.
    • Nose
      fine, diffuse scents, jerky!
      vanilla, fruit, sugar, malty freshness!
      lacquer, cooked and stewed fruit ,.

  5. Segens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Good dram no doubt but for distillery, money and age I have expected more. The nose is even a bit sour where I only expected smooth sweetness. On top you find leather and tobacco in the nose. Nice but nothing super spectacular..

    Smooth dram in the mouth and finish then. 2-3% of alcohol would have helped him to deliver more taste. 

    All in all a nice experience but I would invested my money differently if I would like to buy an old & expensive dram.

  6. ApricotOne scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  7. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Classic old nose, with leather chairs in a musty library, roasted coffee beans, buttered toast, clotted cream, freshly peeled apple, soft oaky tannins and freshly baked bread all in there somewhere. Endlessly complex and a real delight to spend time with, as it slowly and gently evolves in the glass. One drop of water brought toward a slight citrus edge and accentuated the buttery notes. Brilliant stuff. The buttery/creamy theme continues onto the palate, with some lemon, coriander and cardamom also coming through. Medium-length slightly dry finish, but at the very end the buttery creaminess returns and lingers. Not a cheap dram by any means, but with current prices for 40+ year old whisky being as they are, this has to represent great value. Dangerously drinkable though, and the nose is addictive!


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