Glenfarclas 1999

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Family Casks (Release A14)
Stated Age
14 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
59.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
12 Jan 2015 12:38 pm by Alex
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 314.95

3 × in wishlist

15 × member ratings

30 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 1999

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.08 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The nose is dominated by intense orange aroma. The fruitiness of the nose disappears after the first sip. it only dominate tart and discreet bitter wood notes. I hoped for more from this Family Cask.
    • Nose
      Intense orange flavors rise from the glass while Glenfarclas shines deep amber in the glass. Oily and viscous drops stick to the glass wall for a long time after swinging. Relatively subtle sherry aromas mingle with spicy wood elements, blood oranges dominate the entire nose. A touch of vanilla and sweetness is blowing, the almost 60% alcohol content is slowly noticeable and become slightly sprittig. Apricots and vineyard peach mix with subtle caramel and toffee. The drops still stick to the glass inside, the piglet shines in the glass and finally wants to be tried.
    • Taste
      Briefly flashes orange aroma on the first sip, then the oak and the high alcohol content. It burns, bizzles and tingles in the entire mouth. With a "pop" the nose is free, the alcohol pulls from the palate into the nose. After proper addition of water, the piglet is creamier and also surprisingly sharper. Black pepper and spicy wood exude a fine tangy aroma. A hint of licorice penetrates through the bitter wood notes. The alcohol moves back towards the nose and tickles a bit.
    • Finish
      The Glenfarclas still exudes a subtle sharpness. Tart wood notes dominate the finish, old walnuts fall into wet foliage. An aroma of old furniture polish flashes briefly, oak and bitter walnuts are added. Spicy spiced the finish long its fine tart aroma.

  2. matfrl scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Starting from a successful nose, which really makes you want more, the malt falls off strong, which is solely due to the immature, youthful, slightly spritigen note. A few more years in the barrel and it would be a toppaint. So he unfortunately remains behind the expectations, which wakes the nose, back.
    • Nose
      "Very typical Glenfarclas" are my first thoughts. Sherry, oak and apricot dominate the first impression immediately. Amazingly, no alcohol despite the many percent, very sweet and creamy caramel and toffee, dates, orange, milk chocolate, trail mix, now the malt turns from the sweet creamy sherry aromas to strong wood tones, freshly sawn, dry wood like in the sawmill.
      In the second nose again sweet with sherry, unfortunately now the alcohol is much clearer
    • Taste
      here the percentages are more noticeable, yet plenty of sherry, dark chocolate, toffee, caramel, peach, orange, oak, sharpness of both pepper and a young touch.
    • Finish
      is characterized by clear citrus fruits and oak, sweet sherry, caramel and chocolate, blood orange, unfortunately, he seems a bit sprightly and young,
      later he seems much tarter than in the first impressions, medium to long finish.


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