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Glenfarclas £511.19s.0d

Overall rating
83.36/100
votes
143
Whiskybase ID
WB69035
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

€ 103.24

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143 × member ratings

410 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas £511.19s.0d

37 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.36 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. dapoinbua scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. the_muskox scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    This is some serious dessert. The strength seems really low, so everything comes across as quite mild. Despite that though, this dram is very rich and chewy. Awesome luscious fruit and honey notes. The mouthfeel is decent for the proof too. All in all, a nice dram to sit back and relax with, a "sipper" you might say.

    Nose: Sweet and chewy. Plenty of fruit: strawberry tarts, apricot jam, muscat grapes, dried mango, orange, and dates. Oh, those strawberry yogurt hard candies. Toffee, beeswax, nougat, French toast, and milk chocolate. Spice notes of clove, star anise, and eventually cedar. Slightly earthy underneath, almost smoky. New suede shoes and lavender.

    Palate: Medium texture. Gentle arrival, with brown sugar, orange peel, cherries, and honey. Soft oak and leather on the development, with sweet candied orange peels, peach cobbler, rainbow sherbet, and honey. Lightly earthy in the middle, with dunnage, toasted sesame oil, and roasted nuts.

    Finish: Sweet and sticky. The fresh orange turns into slightly bitter-er orange marmalade. Pineapple, ginger, and rosewater. More star anise, caramel, and chocolate. The slightest hint of sulfur.

  5. Andreas W. scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The nose knows how to please with its changing impressions, on the palate the drop is reasonable, but too weak for me in the finish. It's good to drink, but doesn't stay in the memory for too long.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Wild mixture of toffee, toy dough, citrus fruit, gummy bears, soy sauce, apples and a sour and alcoholic note. Somewhere there is an impression of diesel.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet and fruity, roasted aromas, black tea, floral. Alcohol is very pleasant at first, but becomes slightly intrusive over time.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Rather almost medium-length finish with a hint of Glenfarclas nutty, still acceptable bitterness.

  7. 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

  8. whiskygalaxy scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

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

  9. dramspotter scored this whisky 64 points Connoisseur

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

  10. kimmosuo scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

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