Glenfarclas 1995

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Christmas Single Malt
Stated Age
18 years old
Refill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L 14 07 14 3 18:13 BB
Added on
30 Oct 2014 6:15 pm by paddmo

Average value

€ 179.87

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49 × member ratings

149 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 1995

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.43 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2019] As christmas is coming up I re-taste a sample of this malt just in case...

    ...and yes, this is easy drinkable stuff for christmas. It owns a slightly bitter-astringent finish (from the woods) which modern style drinkers might rather enjoy (to me it is a little distracting). You still find such stuff for small bucks at auctions so go for it if you do not own the deep pockets for the new (often) over-priced releases.

    [February, 2015] Together with friends I emptied bottle no. 867 that I bought for 67,50 Euro in November, 2014.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5. I took no notes.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The colour is old gold and the nose offers a shy modern sherry profile with all malty, sherry and wooden aromas in balance. It is not very complex but delicious to sniff and indeed, there are some aromas that remind me of christmas time (raisins, oranges, marzipan, a whiff of cinnamon and many other spices). After some breathing waxy and oily impressions join in.
    • Taste
      89 89
      The taste is a mix of sweet malty (barley sugars, fresh fruits) and sour winey (sherry, dried fruits) flavours in a firm wooden framework (spices, some bitter notes). It is not layered but very quaffable without any flaw. After some chewing flavours of (different) dark chocolates pops up and the spices grow stronger what I like.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The initial mouthfeel is warming but not really coating with some minor drying moments (tannins). The finish is of medium length and turns more to the bitter-wooden side (herbs, tannins) which is a little too much (for my taste buds). The woods add an astringent mouthfeel too. Water is not needed, it just flattens the dram.

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Tasty, just delicious! This piglet is mild and harmonious, but is still characterized by its fruity aromas and a fine touch of coffee. This malt will sweeten my advent season and hopefully these bottles will not run out so fast. I like it very much!
    • Nose
      Rusty brown and powerful amber Glenfarclas shines in the glass. After panning, an oily streak has formed on the glass wall from which cumbersome oily drops dissolve and pull their tracks back into the glass in slow motion. Baked apple and dark raisins or berries rise powerfully from the glass, nuts and a subtle touch of roasted aromas mingle with dark orange and sweet caramel. A very subtle note of sulfur really makes only minimal noticeable and absolutely does not bother. Bananas and apricots come into their own, a slightly fiery mint note runs through the nose, green apple and a hint of citrus fruits make the nose appear fresh.
    • Taste
      Mild, nutty and with a fine fruity note, the Glenfarclas flows over the tongue at the first sip. Creamy honey drips on slices of orange, cold coffee flows over pieces of chocolate, walnuts are ground and mixed with the milk chocolate. The aroma of coffee is intensified, apples and apricots are added and despite only 46% alcohol content, the tongue is wrapped in cozy warmth. Mild and harmonious, the flavors play together, here and there I perceive a sulfur hach. Fortunately, this subtle note of sulfur is once again dimmed by dark honey, chocolate, oranges and freshly brewed coffee.
    • Finish
      The aftertaste is fruity and creamy, sweet and yet harsh, and then a subtle sharpness settles on the tongue and bizzels easily. A touch of licorice is created, the fruity apples, bananas and oranges return for a moment. Mild and harmonious, the tasty aromas sound and leave behind a plump warmth and a very pleasant aroma in the mouth.

  3. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A fine Glenfarclas who is very sherrylastig despite a refill Sherry Butt. Intense and fruity sherry, this nutty wood note and the warming finish make this Glenfarclas a wonderful companion through the autumn and winter. I like it very much.
    • Nose
      Fine, sweet Sherry combines with a slightly sprightly alcoholic notes. A subtle aroma of overripe fruits flows from the glass. Slightly malty vanilla is added. A touch of banana and citrus fruits stays in my nose.
    • Taste
      A strong start. Fine fruity sherry and wooden oak appear first. Discreetly bitter wood notes blend with leather and subtle licorice. Now suddenly the palate fills with a pleasant nut flavor, it tastes like an immature walnut which is slowly chewed. The 46% alcohol bite easily on the tongue.
    • Finish
      The finish begins relatively harmless with a subtle wooden but fruity note. Suddenly it explodes and exudes a long and intense woody aroma. Again this nutty taste follows which gives a fruity, licoricey finish.

  4. Querky scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    This lovely Glenfarclas was my very first Christmas Malt and I absolutely fell in love with this series. With its delicious sherry notes, full of rich christmassy flavours, it's perfect for the cold season, but of course not only bound to be enjoyed around Christmas. Worth every penny, especially for the original retail price of 82.90€ back in 2014.

  5. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Wow! What a complex, sophisticated Glenfarclas for 80 euro?! Super stuff.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Unripe banana, marzipan, waxy apple, candied orange peel, vanilla. Restrained sherry.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Rich. Sweet start: Honey, raisin, red apple, walnut. Later matured oak and piquant spices.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium length, oak and spiciness dominates.

  6. Othorion scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I like the nose the best, the departure least. Overall, but a nice drop
    • Nose
      Raisins, sweet apple, no more direction warm apple pie, mirabelle plums, also some alcohol, then come citrus fruits and vanilla kipper, almonds and nutmeg, hm, yummy
    • Taste
      Full and warming, plum compote, honey, red apples, bitter walnut, licorice, orange marmalade, some coffee
    • Finish
      Pretty long, dominate here the harsh, slightly bitter oak notes, walnuts, licorice and coffee

  7. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A pleasantly harmonious dram with a superb Christmas aroma profile. Well
    balanced, with character and a lovely complexity. Water brings out a
    tangy fruitiness. Smooth, rich, round, and dangerously quaffable.

    • Nose
      The nose starts off with delicious flavours of baked red apples, vanilla
      cream and a pleasant touch of sherry. Subtle notes of banana and orange
      arrive with cinnamon and lingering almonds in the back. Very appealing!
    • Taste
      Smooth, rich and lovely sweet with backed red apples, custard, almonds
      and a touch of raisins - Wiener Apfelstrudel! Yellow fruits with banana,
      orange, honey and tender sherry flavour. Gets drier on the palate with
      spiced oak, cinnamon, and a gentle touch of almonds and hazelnuts. Very
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long and sweet with sticky honey and stewed yellow
      fruit. Dry with a delicate nuttiness (walnuts), spiced oak, cinnamon and
      white pepper. Warm and smooth.

      WITH WATER: Lots of glue-like
      flavours on the nose with a dash of water. Sherry shines through,
      complemented by lingering yellow fruit and a gentle citric note. Creamy
      and fruity on the palate with lemons, oranges and sherry. A slightly
      warming spiciness arrives with almonds, cinnamon and subtle oak. The
      finish is medium long, sweet, with creamy vanilla and lingering spices
      on the tail. Very delicate.

  8. Ciro scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  9. u485tfu scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior


    Smell: sweet and malty, vanilla, caramel, flour, kornfeld in summer, fresh bread, baking powder

    Taste: very alcoholic, then sweet (honey), fruity, good balance

    Finish: honey, cherry, light woody finish on the finish, nutty and oily. With water comes an influence of fresh bread

    Verdict: a determining influence is a note of honey, which becomes bitter in the finish

  10. Hans-Ludwig scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

    The Christmas Malt has the color of bright, bright amber. The nose shows sweet components, honey and bright fruits. In addition, slightly earthy notes, perhaps cereals. The taste is varied. On the one hand sweet fruits and on the other side a slight bitterness, leather, coffee and chocolate. Then there is also a hint of licorice and a hint of smoke. The echo is barely noticeable.
    A very mild whisky, round and balanced. Just delicious.


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