Glenfarclas 2004

Overall rating
88.19/100
votes
218
Whiskybase ID
WB69549
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Devil's Cask
Vintage
2004
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask & Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
666
Strength
62.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
KPT Devil
Bottle code
L 19 08 15 3 20:35 BB
Bottled for
Anam na h-Alba / Kirchhellener Private Tasting Circle
Market
Germany Germany
Added on
23 jun 2015 9:58 pm by Schmausel
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 199.00

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Whisky reviews for Glenfarclas 2004

35 users have left 39 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.19 points.

  1. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    It is marked by the Sherry but not to excess. It's easy drinkable.
    A sherry whisky goes everywhere.
    • Nose
      Cooked fruits, wax, honey, sugar, yoghurt and especially peppery spices.
    • Taste
      62.8 non-aggressive. Nice balance on spices including pepper, black fruits and cocoa.
    • Finish
      Average on milk chocolate, butter, vegetal wood and some spices.

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  3. Killswitch scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Kalamadei scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Tired it again after 1 year still too alcoholic, overpowering sherry notes.

  5. SebStar scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  6. wncvirus scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Strong notes of young, mature sherry followed by a little cinnamon sugar, baked apples / plums

    Taste: Perceptible young sherry, light notes of chocolate with a slight sourness. The taste is absolutely dominated by alcohol

    Rating: 86 | 100 - A fairly long, light finish, you can feel spicy and peppery in it.

  7. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A strong and very well drinkable Glenfarclas
    • Nose
      rather tart and dry sherry, nuts, waxy, dried plums, almonds, a little mint, dark chocolate, lovage becomes creamier and more chocolaty, somewhat spicy, but not intrusive, also a bit of a strawberry sweet, with water also a little pepper and also fruity
    • Taste
      Oily, sour, also here dark fruit, towards plums, chocolate, dry, dark chocolate, a little orange, a little oak, which becomes more intense at the back, nut, good mouthfeel, intense, a nice, fresh sour overtone, water gives it a kick of aromas, espresso there is also much creamier, solid dark chocolate, I like it very much
    • Finish
      Nutty, dry, tart, the whole mouth is covered, chocolate, creamy and also waxy, grapes

  8. grinface scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This one is pretty tasty. Might have to arrange yourself with the high abv. but then it is really really good! Full review (in german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/02/26/glenfarclas-eine-vertikale/

  9. maltaholic scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Mahogany.
    Very appetizing.

    It has an intense sherry nose, smells very strong, but also old and heavy.
    Damp wood, plums, ripe fruit.
    You can't really stick your nose in the glass, because then it's incredibly strong.

    Very strong in the mouth.
    A mixture of sherry and wood.
    He can take a drop of water.

    I like it very much.
    Looks older than his 11 years.
    Very good!

  10. Achilles scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  11. Dottore scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    blind tasting Tip:> 55%, 18 years, Highlands, 89 points
    • Nose
      sweet and very nutty, especially hazelnut, applesauce, sherry
    • Taste
      Hui, strong! there is almost a breath away, me a little too strong ... first admit water: the nuts remain dominant in the nose. Now very oily in the mouth, some wood comes through, cocoa bitterness, quite sweet. Again a class part picked out
    • Finish
      Finish: long, dry, subtle bitterness

  12. Daan Tje scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  13. NamorX68 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    blind tasting
    Great malt. Very good in the nose and even better in the mouth.
    • Nose
      full and strong nose, sweet, sherry, orange, spicy oak, nut and chocolate. The alcohol is noticeable.
    • Taste
      powerful sweet and peppery onset, creamy, sherry, fruity, dark fruit, coffee and chocolate.
    • Finish
      medium to long, sweet, creamy, oak.

  14. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A very interesting and idiosyncratic drop with a fiery chillinote. The tart wood notes harmonize well with the sharpness, a whisky with a lot of power and power.

    Edit: I had this malt some time ago in the glass and surprisingly my notes cover the blind tasting with my first notes. In the blind tasting, the piglet gets one point less, so 89.
    • Nose
      Blind tasting: Slightly sourish fruity notes become sprightly fast, creating a subtle touch of glue. Sweetness and a touch of vanilla are added, a flavor that is hard to define for me now dominates the nose. The alcohol becomes increasingly intense and a wonderful fruitiness arises.
    • Taste
      Fruit and spicy wood immediately dominates the taste. Amazingly, it bizzles and tingles when drinking in the nose. Slight sharpness arises, but is tamed by fine fruit. At the second sip, the blank sample is again intense and voluminous. Spicy wood is displaced by pepper and a pinch of salt. The alcohol is now very dominant, seasoning and sharpness play together. Chilli pepper fires on the palate.
    • Finish
      The departure begins dull and harsh. The spicy, tart wood leaves traces on the tongue and on the palate. Short flashes again fruit through the spicy wood tones, then again tart and matte oak tones.

  15. malthead-sven scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    BLIND TASTING
    Tip:

    no idea what that can be, definitely Sherry cask, 50-55% and delicious
    • Nose
      Maple syrup, chocolate sauce with alcohol, plenty of sherry and marzipan potatoes, then a bit of "coastal" (rusty flavor), rust, honey with water, flowers and sweeter
    • Taste
      sticky, dry, again a lot of marzipan, strong but with well integrated alcohol, fruit tea
    • Finish
      creamy and very dry fading, with sherry, nougat, medium-long, but remains discreetly long on the cheeks

  16. peat head scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVNIW6BQv68

  17. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Cherry, prune, rhubarb and caramel.
    • Taste
      Cherry, raisin, toffee and rhubarb.
    • Finish
      Cherry, toffee and raisin.

  18. Gloin scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This is how a whisky from the sherry barrel must smell: intense and dirty, not like a rippled finish, but not like a sherry, but like what it is: a sherry whisky! He is also intense in the mouth, but here I wish me a few more years of maturity. The finish is classic, intense, but somewhat one-dimensional compared to the rest. Overall, he likes me really well, a young Wilder, who could have been a big one with a few years more in the barrel.
    • Nose
      A glimpse of biting alcohol, which disappears immediately after the first breath. Then it gets intense: sherry, leather, cherries, dirty, wet wood
    • Taste
      As expected, stronger, hot start, a little oak, more cherries, sherry, then suddenly sweeter, some vanilla, cane sugar, a little burned
    • Finish
      Bittersweet oak, espresso unsweetened, dry sherry, long

  19. squaadgras scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  20. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  21. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Wow, in the truest sense a slap in the face, all aromas are violently represented, taste and finish are a special cracker, for a rather sweet-fruited nose. The malt deserves its name.
    • Nose
      The color shows a clear sherry influence. Undiluted comes first a big hit alcohol. Behind it comes the sweet Sherrynase. Plums, sweet, sugared orange peel, rum raisins, a hint of caramel and toffee. The alcohol disturbs, but otherwise very nice sweet fruity, some oak but little, strong sweetened coffee. The malt can handle well water, a clear fresh note is still preserved, in addition to honey, figs, milk chocolate, nougat, light cherries and a hint of vanilla, still quite sweet and gaaanz discreetly an adhesive note. All together a strong and strongly aromatic nose, crazy and for Glenfarclas acuh quite untypical aroma-load, strong barrel-influence, but needs water to full development
    • Taste
      uff, even diluted really much strength, alcohol, a lot of spice, pepper, oak, coffee, tingling, the mouth is dry, milk and dark chocolate, rum fruit, cough drops, eucalyptus
    • Finish
      again cough drops and eucalyptus, dry, oak, pepper, coffee, bitter almond, long-warming, a few nuts

  22. rpvdwel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  23. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  24. Wilco scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  25. p4blo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Young, honest whisky at a reasonable price.
    • Nose
      Sourish sherry notes, the age shows on the nose with clearly detectable alcohol. Nice fruity notes are there too, obviously, with cherry liquer, oranges, prunes.
    • Taste
      Very fruity, dark, heavy. Milk chocolate, cocoa and something weirdly perfumy that spoils the nice overall impression a bit.
    • Finish
      Medium long, mouthwarming, fruity with a touch of oak spices.

  26. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    He can stand a good dose of water. Then that's a really nice, round thing. For "only" 11 years there are already some flavors and it seems quite complex (especially in the nose).
    • Nose
      Black bread and rye; Menthol and eucalyptus; strong, spicy oak; despite the high percentage of alcohol is well integrated; over time, vanilla comes along with fruity notes; dry sherry Water opens the malt and the chocolate and sherry flavors become more intense
    • Taste
      the alcohol is not so much confused expected, yet there is a neat tingle; nice and warm with chocolate and dry sherry; with water: very chocolaty, nutty and sweet but also spicy again
    • Finish
      long; nice spicy and bitter, but also sweet (especially on the palate); beautiful oak and again sherry notes with water: dark fruits, sherry and chocolate

  27. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Powerful, the alcohol makes itself felt from the first moment. Fruity and spicy notes dominate the nose, the barrel has done a good job. Pickled fruits. Rum raisins. Apricots. Orange jam. Vanilla. Chocolate hazelnut chocolate. Walnuts. Oak. With water, the malt is sweeter, associations with molasses and rum come up.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly mild start. Pickled cherries. Becoming spicier. Pepper. Eichenbitterkeit. Cough Syrup. Thickened beet juice. Pine needles. The alcohol is not much to feel, he is well involved. He definitely goes without water. Anyone who adds a few drops of water will experience the creamy and fruity side of the malt.
    • Finish
      Long. Pickled cherries. Walnuts. Some pepper. Orange peel. Dry finish with lots of oak. Dark chocolate. With water, the orange flavors intensify.

  28. joep scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  29. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Too much alcohol, in my opinion it needs some water.
    • Nose
      Several dark fruits, sherry, oak, vanilla, caramel.
    • Taste
      Strong and initially dominant alcohol which covers all other tastes. Later dark fruits, sherry and oak.
    • Finish
      Longlasting and still strong alcoholic finish.

  30. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A little bit of water makes it smoother and frees up several further aromas
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      85 85

  31. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Strong whisky with lots of sherry notes.

  32. Segens scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A perfect christmas dram as it is reminding me on this nice rum deserts that my grandma offered me back in the days. For its money (70€) there is not much to get with similar high quality.
    • Nose
      A lot of fruits (plums, peaches) and sherry. Some little oak.

      The alcohol is very dominant and not perfectly implemented. Nevertheless this astonishing smell like fruits in rum gives it a very delicious smell.
    • Taste
      Strong start due to the alcohol but it is just carrying the taste and not having a negative influence. Lovely 
    • Finish
      What a finish. Warm long and so nice.

  33. Helgo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Strong Glenfarclas with lots of rum and sherry flavors. In my view, it can handle a lot of water without losing many flavors. Thank you for the free trial to Tom (Bottle Market Bremen).
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      91 91

  34. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Exciting Glenfarclas, which is not immediately direct, but surprisingly subtle, despite the strong percentage.
    • Nose
      Sherry sweeties, and liquor rise in the nose, some cereals, caramel and unexpected meaty and nutty notes. Not the taffy and coffee notes that Glenfarclas likes. Completely different. It opens up a little with water, becomes sweeter, and spicy notes emerge.
    • Taste
      Quite a lot of power, but the alcohol is still surprisingly well integrated. Rum pot, sherry, oak, everything is there. Tamer with water, a little spicier, but also lighter.
    • Finish
      Oak, sherry and spices. In contrast to some of my predecessors, I find whisky to be lighter and fruity, with the necessary spice and sherry notes, of course.

  35. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    a not so simple and certainly not tasty, heavy sherrylastiger rum, erhh scotch with cult potential.
    • Nose
      Pure: heavy dark, caramel mass, nougat, nutella melted, including pickled cherries, sweet cream, then suddenly spicy, rosy and slightly fleshy. Krass! With water: now smelling of rum, heavy nutty sweetness with cough syrup flavor.
    • Taste
      Pur: Go! Like a sweet, tasty rum. Then the fire burns over 60% like hell (hence the name ;-)), then hot chocolate sauce over raspberry ice cream. Bangs quite neat. With water: even more reminiscent of rum, molasses, really intense and good!
    • Finish
      long, dark heavy sweetness, rather dry.

  36. Wild Thing scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  37. Wild Thing scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A pointed malt in which the 62.3% Perfect are involved.
    • Nose
      Wow!!! what a nose. Strong dark fruits like raisins, figs and plums. Everything with a nice chocolate and caramel sweetness. He also has a certain freshness to offer with a slight spiciness on tap. The 62.3% you do not notice him, wonderfully involved the alcohol.
    • Taste
      Strong and spicy Explosive onset with slightly dry sherry notes. Bittersweet chocolate?!? But at the same time sweet with fruits. I think the 62.3% is still perfectly integrated.
    • Finish
      Long and very spicy with lots of pepper and nutty he goes there warming. If you think he's gone, he'll come back with some pepper.

  38. kartan scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Powerful malt with well-integrated sherry tones, which can hold its own even after a peaty Whisky.
    • Nose
      Strong, sweetish, a touch of freshness, the alcohol is not too dominant.
    • Taste
      What a start, just very oily, strong alcohol note that still leaves room for intense cherry wood aromas. Spicy notes form.
      With water, it is more pleasing and creamier, the alcoholic touch remains, but still allows for other flavors.
    • Finish
      In the finish comes again cherry in addition to the ever clearer herbal and spicy notes, a touch of pepperiness and warming.

  39. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Wow, an absolute cracker! The nose is gorgeous and the taste is an extreme sherry exploded. Somehow this Glenfarclas is different. A really "rough" sherry monster. He does not unfold the fine sherry flavors like the other bottlings of Glenfarclas, but is powerful and fierce.
    • Nose
      Shining and strong amber shimmers in the Nosingglas. A strong scent of dark fruits and sweet chocolate rises from the glass. A beguiling, indefinable spicy sweetness dominates. The more than 60% alcohol is very harmoniously integrated. In the finish, a subtle adhesive note unfolds.
    • Taste
      The first sip without water explodes violent, spicy sherry in my mouth. Strong woody aromas and alcohol are powerful on my palate. The addition of some water weakens the explosion of heavy sherry. Nevertheless, these fierce, yet fruity and sweet sherry aromas of the nose come through again. The fierce sherry gradually turns into a spicy and peppery aroma. Despite the addition of some water, the alcohol is still very violent and dominant.
    • Finish
      The extremely spicy finish unfolds slowly and is getting stronger. This warming finish stays in my mouth for a long time. After the woody and spicy sherry fades, a slight nutty and peppery note is left behind.

  40. mds51 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This malt is not a complexity monster, yet very complex.
    And one thing I can say with certainty: It is a lot of fun to drink it, to experience it.
    Whether good or evil wins ....... never mind! The combination of both makes this dram.

    In the end, I feel good and evil have made a pact to present us this little devil.

    Tasting notes from lovewhisky.de / Anam na h-Alba
    • Nose
      An explosive mixture jumps right in your face, good and bad are fighting for supremacy.
      On the one hand, a warm wave of sweet sherry caresses your nose, at the same time the alcohol comes with full force alongside.
      Butterscotch skillfully mitigates this attack.
      On the one hand, the malt wants to be fresh, on the other hand, he wants to demonstrate strength through spicy, woody notes.
      Good whispers: I am so warm and sweet, honey-like with a pinch of cinnamon and as fresh as a forest after a summer rain.
      Evil whispers: I am so strong that you will succumb to me ....... vigorous and spicy, I confuse your senses. But I can also caress your mind with delicate vanilla paired with a young oak.
    • Taste
      Dry and wonderfully sweet, the sherry lays on your tongue.
      Dark fruits, some cherry and forest honey bedded on spicy, peppery 66.6%.
      This first impression you want to keep ..... but then it goes around.
      While you still indulge in the enjoyment of freshness and honey sweetness, the devil shows his rough side. Spicy barbecue and a strong oak mingle with the fruits.
      Hot spices sprinkled over raspberries and cherries. A touch of campfire spreads tentatively, but can not compete against the mix of sweetness and spices.
      Good triumphs with an absolutely round sweets on the tongue to please, evil counters with sharpness, pepper and spicy oak.
    • Finish
      Warm spreads the malt in you and creates a pleasant feeling, on the tongue is still a residue of honey and wood.
      Also, the fire is still glowing.

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