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Glenfarclas £511.19s.0d

Overall rating
83.31/100
votes
130
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Family Reserve
Bottled
2015
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butts
Number of bottles
12000
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 24 04 15 3 07:28 BB
Barcode
5018066150039
Bottled for
150th Anniversary of Grant Family's Ownership
Added on
09 Jun 2015 10:18 pm by Schmausel
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 100,53

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130 × member ratings

372 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas £511.19s.0d

33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.31 points

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Part of a Glenfarclas tasting...

    Not sure what Glenfarclas were thinking here, to be honest. It’s young with quite a lot of sulphur, no age statement and 43 abv. It’s supposed to commemorate buying the distillery for £511 and 19 shillings, but who cares? This is crap anyway you slice it.
    • Nose
      74 74
      Rough for 43%. Sour ale, rubbing alcohol, matchsticks, hay, gravel
    • Taste
      75 75
      Much creamier than the nose implied, vanilla, suggestions of raspberries.
    • Finish
      74 74
      Sulfur dominates, grainy vanilla, husk, dry and weak

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    The color in the glass and the nose whet the appetite for more. The taste of Glenfarclas disappointed me. Hardly any fruit, only bitter wood. The sherry hardly appears. For me one of the most disappointed Glenfarclas I ever had in the glass.
    • Nose
      Wonderfully fruity, fine sherry rises from the glass. Sweet vanilla mixes with the fruity sherry. The finely integrated alcohol develops a slight adhesive note. Does a hint of orange come to the fore?
    • Taste
      At first, heavy, extremely wooden sherry explodes in my mouth. Thereafter, a bitter woody note immediately develops. The sherry appears briefly, but the fruitiness of the nose is absolutely imperceptible. It dominates a bitter, woody and nutty taste, almost like biting on an unripe walnut.
    • Finish
      After the nutty taste of the palate fades, a bitter and medium length finish develops. In the end, this bitter, wooden taste of nuts remains.

  3. el Gato scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Starts out pretty good. Unfortunate Development imho.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Peach. Jam. Moist. Hints of sulphur. Plums. Red currants. Camphor. Hints of marzipane
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sulphur is confirmed. Not as thick as I would ve guessed. Jammy. Bitter Oranges. Soft spices. Sweet chili.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium long. Dry Development. Citrus still. Eucaluptus. Herbs. Oaky bitterness -> metallic notes

  4. whiskygalaxy scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

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

  5. dramspotter scored this whisky 64 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting.
    • Nose
      honey, raisins, liquorice, orange, sherry & bourbon notes, sandalwood
    • Finish
      shortish

  6. kimmosuo scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. Me2 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    According to one (older) distillery employe, the casks used for this batch are between 16 and 50 (!) years old.
    Dunno...

  8. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A very fine Glenfarclas that is more voluminous and older than expected due to age (NAS) and alcohol volume percentages. These were obviously very well selected barrels. An all-round fine sherry malt.
    • Nose
      This Glenfarclas comes very old and fully ripe in the nose; Oak, slightly burnt wood, crisp caramel, a hint of vanilla. Marjoram, rosemary. The otherwise typical for me "Farclas bakery" is not found here.
    • Taste
      With its 43% comes nicely fully into the mouth, where the notes of the nose continue: oak, herbs, caramel, also vanilla, plums and many other dark fruit. Looks very ripe and set, becomes increasingly fruity.
    • Finish
      The finish is not so long and hardly varies the taste impression. Maybe here is the youth to notice.

  10. FernetBranco scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

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