Glenfarclas 1958

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Family Casks
Stated Age
48 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
51.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
06 Feb 2009 10:01 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 8064,35

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39 × member ratings

27 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 1958

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.30 points

  1. Eclectic Scotchist scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

  2. Eclectic Scotchist scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Heavy-bodied in an almost chewy way, and also quite tannic (but only in a good and fitting way). A fantastic old Glenfarclas that is simply absolutely great from nose to finish. I could have written so much more in the tasting notes, as this whisky just keeps giving. It's just superb.
    • Nose
      A symphony of sherry and associated spices, prunes/raisins, all kinds of baked fruits, fruity treacle, Christmas cake, some deep and dark berries, beautiful musty old oak infused with tropical fruits, sweet tobacco, coffee (dark and mysterious), furniture polish made with sherry as a major ingredient, dusty candied grapefruit (pleasant), always changing - super complex indeed, leather, some honey, old fashioned fruity candy, dark chocolate, zesty fruit juices come out from time to time, sawdust with vanilla and toffee.
    • Taste
      Woody and powerful sherry with a nutty component, herbs, tobacco, vanilla galore, heavy toffee, chewy majestic oak, coffee, furniture polish with sherry (very pleasant), leather, chocolate, zesty and freshly squeezed fruits, dustiness and nuts.
    • Finish
      Long - heavy sherry, dark treacle, some tropical dark and sticky resin, lingering concentrated mixture of wood, sherry and dark fruits at the very end, dark roaring malt, the "darkness" stays forever, hazelnut and honey.

  3. Alex did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting notes by the producer (George S. Grant):


    A very dark treacle colour.

    A wonderful nose: rich and appetising, malty and caramel, all in one. I can sense the toffee from a toffee apple.

    A strong whisky for its years, with fresh fruity and floral tastes. I suggest adding a few drops of water, as this really does wonders, releasing an array of sherry flavours mixed with toasted coffee. Magnificent.

    The finish is long, but you wish it was longer. You will want to remember the light fresh and fruity flavour forever. A great whisky to end a wonderful evening â€

  4. alectron scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Single Dram Note (Dramfest 2012 - NZ)
    • Nose
      liquor-ish, sherry, licorice, leather, fresh blackcurrant-leaves, (90)
      Later: turning sweeter after a bit, also cigar tobacco. (92)
    • Taste
      blackcurrants, chalky/mealy, black leather, over-cooked black tea (tannins), hoisin sauce, touch of tar (93)
    • Finish
      woody, very dry. (86)
      Later: turns sweeter after a while, less woody dryness but still lots of oak, dried plums, (89)
      Water: seems to bring sweetness and balance through, much less woody now and there's room for the fruitier notes to shine (91)

  5. aprager scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Needs water to reveal what is beneath the oak
    • Nose
      Screams sherry, dark chocolate cake, toffee
    • Taste
      Quite a lot of oak, floral notes. Opens with water and fruity nodes (mandarin, pear) notes come through as well as sherry
    • Finish
      Medium and quite fruity


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