- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- 103° Proof
- Stated Age
- 15 years old
- 58.6 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- L 27 06 14 3 15:46 BB
- Bottled for
- The Whisky Exchange Exclusive
- Added on
- 20 Nov 2014 6:14 pm by RoyC
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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 15-year-old
18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.65 points
- Sample 20cl
- 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.
- Classic Christmas whisky with bright sherry exposure. Organically woven components, without bulges. Deliciously drunk, the perfect degree for such whisky.
Heresy, Christmas cupcake, coffee notes, chocolate, dried fruits, candied fruits, dust, bright colors, milk iris, vanilla, berries, sauerkraut, sheep fur, marmalade.
Citrus, sour, honey, pepper, Christmas cupcake with a bunch of candied fruits, raisins, mineral notes, oak.
Honey, pepper, oak, dried fruits, sherry, citrus, medium duration.
- An exciting Glenfarclas. The higher alcohol percentage creates a totally different 15-year-old Glenf.
Plums, raisins, nutmeg and cinnamon.
The whisky is nicely balanced. The sherry is modestly present. Very fruity!
The finish is medium to long. Deliciously sweet, fruity and again that beautiful sherry.
- 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."
- Balance sheet (22) In the blind, I would go to ol-inn that this is Springbank (90) Elegant silence for a chic price.
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 sweet, woody ... exotic fruit ... jelly ... citrus (22)
Finish creamy-spicy ... wood and caramel ... chocolate crumb ... varnish ... tobacco (23)
- Unmistakably a Glenfarclas and yet always a positive surprise when I try it again.