- 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
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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
- 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 ...
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
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.
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
- 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
in the first smell pomegranate juice
hot orange juice
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
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
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
it leaves the sweet fruity notes in a nice change with the dark oak
again fruity seasoning with the bitter oak in a nice tension
- 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 .
Lots of sherry, dry wine, light tartness, red fruits, spicy herbs
Cooling on the palate, again very much sherry, light sweetness with strong oak spiciness, coffee, again herbs
Strong oak brings a pronounced taste of dark chocolate, slightly astringent, medium to long
- 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!
- Very nice sherry in delicacy and complexity.
Nice nose on the beautiful sherry.
Wood quite present. Cinnamon. Chocolate.
Black currant, currant.
In the mouth, it's superb. Beautiful spices. Red fruits. Wood. Chocolate powder.
Finish super nice, long on the fruit and woody spices.
- 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.
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
very sweet, a lot of creamy sherry, milk chocolate, caramel, then spicy oak, which clearly nachschiebt.
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