Glenfarclas 1989 Edition N°18

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
John Duns Scotus
Stated Age
24 years old
Oloroso Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
12 Sep 2014 11:33 am by Whisky-in-Wiesbaden

Average value

€ 153.11

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 1989 Edition N°18

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.16 points

  1. maltaholic scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    I have a sample of a FT, have tried it and think it's great. However, my taste buds are not so fine that I could find out here individual scents or flavors. I personally taste sherry, neat oak and a hint of smoke ...

  2. dRambo did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Raisins, but only if you breathe quickly - powdered sugar and chalk, oily sherry shades of dried red berries, shoe polish, furniture polish, slightly resinous fire smell, spicy dark wood tones with a subtle well-interwoven fragrant sweetness, nutmeg, licorice, oiled oak furniture, hints of licorice, cherry and raspberry jam, very intense nose for the relatively low alcohol content, complex-dynamic interplay
    • Taste
      The beginning is a bit dusty, again chalk - but that fades, cherry and mint as with phobia dragon cough gums, red pepper, increasingly fruity, while warming and cooling at the same time, chocolate rises slowly but voluminous and combines harmoniously with the cherry. In addition comes ripe, spicy beautifully balanced oak. Caramel and dry oak notes that fill the mouth like balsam and spread their charm.
    • Finish
      Seasoning, mint, falling fruit notes - the freshness of the mint mixes with wood, wax and pepper and lays on the tongue for a long time as a balm

  3. ASWhisky scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    finally a Glenfarclas that has no alcohol
    a mouth-filling intensive whisky that presents its age very powerful
    Only in the beginning can be tasted briefly a note of superimposed barrel
    but at once gives way to nutty and spicy notes
    Nevertheless, there was a small point deduction 91 out of 100 points
    yes, I was in Glenman's Heaven
    thanks for that too
    • Nose
      in the first smell pomegranate juice
      hot orange juice
      dissolved sugar
      sweet fruity caramel sauce a fine and delicate adhesive note hides behind it I remember the tender Turkish Lokum Chimney fire, winter, glowing warm notes spicy as if someone had put pine cones in the fire Almond peels on the warm log fire
    • Taste
      he gets spicy warm on your tongue
      as if he wants to convince you immediately
      then he gets a bit flattering
      with oily notes
      that develop spicy and fruity on your tongue
      a touch of chocolate on the palate
      almond shells
      a pinch of nutmeg and pepper with sweet orange juice and some maple syrup and then something has to come
      You guessed it from the beginning
      Oak heavy dark mysterious
      special bitterness
      it leaves the sweet fruity notes in a nice change with the dark oak
    • Finish
      very long
      and possessive
      again fruity seasoning with the bitter oak in a nice tension

  4. Gloin scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    The Glenfarclas is a sherry whisky old school of very high quality. Despite the very intense influence of the barrel, the distilling character is still recognizable. To enjoy this whisky, however, you have to cope well with pronounced oak and bitterness in the finish. The finish could be a bit longer for a nearly 25-year-old whisky. But that's a marginalia and that's why I get very good 91 points .
    • Nose
      Lots of sherry, dry wine, light tartness, red fruits, spicy herbs
    • Taste
      Cooling on the palate, again very much sherry, light sweetness with strong oak spiciness, coffee, again herbs
    • Finish
      Strong oak brings a pronounced taste of dark chocolate, slightly astringent, medium to long

  5. Whiskybayer scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Best Glenfarclas! Even one or the other Family Cask and a Glendronach can no longer keep up. Absolute top class! Full and oily in the glass. Sherry and honey on the palate with dark fruits and cinnamon. In the mouth milk chocolate, ginger and cinnamon with cherries and raisins. In the finish, then oak, espresso and nut chocolate ... great part!

  6. sagara-kun scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Very nice sherry in delicacy and complexity.
    • Nose
      Nice nose on the beautiful sherry.
      Wood quite present. Cinnamon. Chocolate.
      Black currant, currant.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, it's superb. Beautiful spices. Red fruits. Wood. Chocolate powder.
    • Finish
      Finish super nice, long on the fruit and woody spices.

  7. Agrajag scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. MadScientist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. Helgo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Between the No. 19 and no. 18 I would choose this one here, fuller, more intense, more sherry dominated. Lies more on the sweet fruit, the No.19 on the sour-fruity side. Just delicious and creamy sweet.
    • Nose
      the No. 18 is a tad darker than the no. 19. Alcohol is easy to feel. Heavy, full, short thought of sulfur, lots of sherry, dark fruits, chocolate, old oak furniture, heavier than the No.19, in my opinion more 1st fill barrels. Baked apple, some caramel, a few red fruits are added, a slight acidity is there, but not as intense as in the no. 19. Warm, full, creamy with a lot of sherry, typical old sherry nose. I like it better than No.19
    • Taste
      very sweet, a lot of creamy sherry, milk chocolate, caramel, then spicy oak, which clearly nachschiebt.
    • Finish
      Sherry, subtle citrus note, tingling like effervescent powder, with coffee, dark chocolate, leather, a few herbs, oak, medium to long, creamy fruity, it remains in the mouth like fruits in the chocolate fountain


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