Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Number of bottles
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 Mar 2009 3:08 pm

Average value

€ 980,00

7 × in wishlist

36 × member ratings

29 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 1970

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.65 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    An old and solid malt which is carried by tart wood and fruit flavors. Full of character and power, expressive yet mild and harmonious. There is still a touch of mellow freshness, meadow herbs and bitter citrus aromas on the palate, the echo is just starting for the next round. I imagine discovering more smoky hints in old Glenfarclas bottlenecks from the 70's than they do today ... A wonderful Glenfarclas, old and solid. Tastes and I like it very much!

    23/23/23/23 (92P)
    • Nose
      Intense reddish amber radiates from the glass, on the glass wall of my Premium Snifter long oily drops draw their lonely paths back into the glass. Spicy oak tones merge with zests of old and dried oranges, slightly musty dried berries and grapes to advantage. Caramelized sugar and light caramel ends in dark peach and apricot. Despite only 43% alcohol content, the alcohol is often powerful in the nose, roasted aromas and malted cereal grains exude their sweet / tart flavor. Cedar wood and hints of open humidor are subtly in the background, creamy hazelnuts lie in the air. The nose is extremely soft at the moment, apricots and peaches slowly reappear and sweetish tangerines are added. Despite the sweeter fruit flavors still lies a slightly sour or tart fruit note in combination with harsh wood tones in the nose. Vanilla and sweet toffee flash on ...
    • Taste
      Mild and creamy, the Glenfarclas flows over the tongue, creamy roasted aromas and minimal hints of smoke come up before tart and spicy wood tones bring powerful memory to mind. Abrasion of orange peel and tart grapefruit flavors stick under the tongue, subtle sharpness creeps from the bottom of the tongue towards the palate. As in the nose, I imagine, in the mouth to perceive the musty aroma of dried berries and grapes ... meadow herbs and a slightly oriental spicy note suddenly rise from the spicy and slightly tart oak tones, roasted aromas and slightly smoky notes settled on the palate. A touch of menthol freshness rises from citrus fruits, hazelnuts end in bitter walnut aroma.
    • Finish
      Mild and creamy harsh wood tones on the palate, roasted hazelnuts and old walnuts stick to the tongue, discreet orange and grapefruit flavors in the finish. Menthol freshness mixes with mint and meadow herbs. Mild, with a subtle tart note, the aftertaste sounds relatively quick and leaves minimal smoke and spicy oak.

  2. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    You could drink something every night, great Glenfarclas with some nice own notes like the red wine, nice thing!
    • Nose
      You have to give it a long time, then nice full orange oil, very aromatic, strongly reminiscent of older Hibikis, opens more and more with the orange, blood orange, teen, a little wine, dark malt, subtle toasted notes, brown sugar, pagan notes also far behind
    • Taste
      Full bitter orange, grapefruit, cherry liquor flashing just as suddenly, then again dark malt and autumn leaves, beautiful oak notes, nutmeg, thyme, rosemary, a hint of wine still, very exciting by, carnation, orangeate, here too this little bit of roasted heather, but whole slightly behind, gives it nice power and depth
    • Finish
      Dry sweet, wine with the kitchen herbs on, bitter orange with shell, dark malt, dry oak chips, long

  3. Ra_Di scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Oloroso-Butt scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      98 98
    • Taste
      97 97
    • Finish
      95 95

  5. lafarclas scored this whisky 98 points Newbie

    I had the opportunity to taste it on a christmas tasting event. For me it was a fantastic experience. A really nice balanced dram! Unfortunately it is very hard to find and getting more and more expensive. It was sold for about 437 £ (incl. commission & VAT) at whiskyauctioneer in July 2016. This is about 520 €.

  6. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 400 € at Whiskyauction in Apr.2016


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