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Glenfarclas 15-year-old

Overall rating
87.74/100
votes
83
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
103° Proof
Bottled
27.06.2014
Stated Age
15 years old
Strength
58.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 27 06 14 3 15:46 BB
Barcode
5018066140191
Bottled for
The Whisky Exchange Exclusive
Added on
20 Nov 2014 6:14 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 138.95

30 × in wishlist

83 × member ratings

155 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 15-year-old

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.74 points

  1. Dottore scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    BLIND TASTING
    Nose: sherry! Sweet, heavy and yet fresh. Juicy peach. Apple pie with vanilla ice cream. Great nose
    Mouth: wow, extremely strong onset with massive sweetness, wonderfully salivating. Maccadamia nuts. In addition, slightly salty in contrast. Rum raisins and plum jam. Oak wort spreads somewhat towards the end.
    Finish: long, sweet, warming, nutty.
    Conclusion: Barrel-strong sherry whisky, which I really like and which I would most likely assign to Ben Nevis.

  2. Ostap scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Classic Christmas whisky with bright sherry exposure. Organically woven components, without bulges. Deliciously drunk, the perfect degree for such whisky.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Heresy, Christmas cupcake, coffee notes, chocolate, dried fruits, candied fruits, dust, bright colors, milk iris, vanilla, berries, sauerkraut, sheep fur, marmalade.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Citrus, sour, honey, pepper, Christmas cupcake with a bunch of candied fruits, raisins, mineral notes, oak.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Honey, pepper, oak, dried fruits, sherry, citrus, medium duration.

  3. DB1965 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    An exciting Glenfarclas. The higher alcohol percentage creates a totally different 15-year-old Glenf.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Plums, raisins, nutmeg and cinnamon.
    • Taste
      92 92
      The whisky is nicely balanced. The sherry is modestly present. Very fruity!
    • Finish
      91 91
      The finish is medium to long. Deliciously sweet, fruity and again that beautiful sherry.

  4. Kaysersdråber scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  6. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Ralfy review 543: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAOkaSk9pns (90/100).

    "... we're moving away from what is recognizably the house style of Glenfarclas. ... But this is such a great example of a single malt, of a quality spirit where if you take your time and give it time to develop in the glass with water, you gonna be well rewarded with a much more progressive and, you know, full experience of a whisky which is unraveling and opening up."

  7. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Balance sheet (22) In the blind, I would go to ol-inn that this is Springbank (90) Elegant silence for a chic price.
    • Nose
      The fragrance is dry, fresh ... a shell of fried seeds ... a tree and a liquor ... a watermelon ... a smoke ?? ... a ripe plum and peach jam ... a marshmallow ... rotten fruit (23)
    • Taste
      Taste sweet, woody ... exotic fruit ... jelly ... citrus (22)
    • Finish
      Finish creamy-spicy ... wood and caramel ... chocolate crumb ... varnish ... tobacco (23)

  8. Glenfarclas-Fan scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Unmistakably a Glenfarclas and yet always a positive surprise when I try it again.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. kimmosuo scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  10. Waykid scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I agree with Thermidor. Sure took it's sweet time to reach it's potential but then as immensely rewarding as the normal 15 with a 46%. I really like alot what they are doing here, though I wont grant any more points for the higher ABV, so 87 for both. And I also wont be purchasing another: as far as their normal 15 stays as stunning as it is, it is quite enough for me: at the recent price/quality it is a bang for your (or at least my) buck just the way it is.

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