Glenfarclas 1965

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Family Casks
Stated Age
41 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
60.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
29 Mar 2009 12:08 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 4260,00

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103 × member ratings

95 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 1965

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.35 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    I am trying this after the 64 Rechlerich Norse Cask so a real class act to follow.
    And this falls flat on its face in comparison, yes I know its old and you can expect some oak but what you want is balance and lip smacking flavours at this price and it is not there,
    Not a bad aged GF but far from spectacular.
    I will score it at 83 , the nose would inflate the score too much but the nose is a good one, it is all downhill from there.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Quite light and fruity which surprises me as it is obviously quite dark in colour.
      Plenty of red fruit on show and darker fruits like blackberry but also blueberry and damson, almost floral.
      I really like this nose
    • Taste
      83 83
      There is certainly more peat than I was expecting and I thought the fruit the nose suggested would be here but alas the wood is the foremost taste, why are Glenfarclas obsessed with letting old cask turn, it makes no sense to me?
      Lets persevere, the peat is there, some forest fruits but the wood is there and spoiling the party.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Quite a long spicy finish and also drying which is no surprise at this age.

      With Water:-
      The nose has changed little but there is much more spice on the palate and it has goy slightly ashy peat wise

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Moderator

    Very complex and powerful, a few drops of water can unleash the whole spectrum - superb indeed!
    • Nose
      96 96
      Acacia honey, dried fruits galore, dates, figs, prunes, plums, little raisins too, brown sugar, molasses, spices, nutmeg, cloves, fine sherry wood, toffee, chocolate, little coffee notes, orange zest, marzipan, whiffs of solvent - did I miss anything? - excellent!
    • Taste
      95 95
      Punchy, oily, creamy, liquorice, more cooked fruits, cooked oranges, and dried fruits again, more spices, pepper, now menthol and eucalyptus, old sherry wood, dark chocolate, hints of black tea - great!
    • Finish
      94 94
      Long, warm, zesty, spicy, rather herbal, woody, little resinous, more solvent - very good!

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    An aged OB v IB Glenfarclas tonight 40-46 years old
    Tasted in this order
    OB -1962 46 year 46 year 52% cask 2647 Family Casks Release III WB ID 8241
    IB - 1963 40 year Blairfindy 52.3% cask 5 Blackadder WB ID 5756
    IB - 1964 40 year Rechlerich 53.5% Sherry Butt 1578 Norse Cask Selection WB ID 7355
    OB -1965 41 year 60% Sherry Butt 3861 Family Casks WB ID 7056

    1 - by a landslide the 1964 Rechlerich Norse Cask
    2 - Blairfindy 1963
    3 - OB 1965
    4 - OB 1962

    The OB were noticeably past their sell by date and the 62 was pretty awful, the Blaifindy was nice and the Norse Cask was on another planet, its balance and complexity were some of the best I have had.

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    One of the best glenfarclas I ever tried, superb sherry, toffee dark fruits leather chocolate menthol, oranges, spices etc. Superb

  5. kimmosuo scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Dede scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Sublime. All that one is entitled to expect from a Speyside of this caliber is present. Candied figs, dried apricots, plum jam, old wood, encaustic, menthol and chocolate notes (After Eight!), Thuya root box, varnish, shoe polish ... We could smell it for hours without getting bored.

    Palate: Powerful, but surprisingly drinkable when you know the alcoholic strength of the beast. A lot of wood, certainly, but all silky tannins, no astringency or stiffness here. We find the superb complexity of the nose, as well as spices galore, cinnamon in the head, as well as clove. Something of an old rum too. With a little water, it's an incredible pleasure ... Censored.

    Finish: Very long, cocoa, with a return of menthol notes and a bit of bitter orange.

    Wonderful !! A very big malt !!

  7. Dede scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    A flawless elegance, superb complexity, old wood, menthol, dried fruit, beautiful mouth. A wonderful whisky !!!

  8. markkerr02 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%2090%20Glenfarclas%20Superspecial.html Test 090: Glenfarclas Family Cask - 990509 Vintage Cask No Alcohol Quantity Number of Bottles Distilled Bottled
    1956 1758 47.3% 435 1 June 1956 27 Feb 2007
    1963 4098 56.7% 420 19 Nov 1963 27 Feb 2007
    1965 3861 60.0% 417 2 July 1965 27 Feb 2007
    1966 4177 51.5% 514 21 September 1966 27 Feb 2007
    1970 566 53.6% 497 21 Jan 1970 28 Feb 2007
    1974 5786 60.8% 555 5 Jul 1974 28 Feb 2007
    1989 11721 60.0% 600 26 Nov 1989 30 Nov 2007
    1990 9246 58.9% 617 24 Oct 1990 1 March 2007
    1994 2935 59.6% 628 28 September 1994 1 March 2007
    The whisky tested: Glass 1 Glenfarclas 1994 0 points
    Glass 2 Glenfarclas 1990 2 points
    Glass 3 Glenfarclas 1989 19 points
    Glass 4 Glenfarclas 1974 10 points
    Glass 5 Glenfarclas 1970 14 points
    Glass 6 Glenfarclas 1966 49 points
    Glass 7 Glenfarclas 1965 40 points
    Glass 8 Glenfarclas 1963 77 points
    Glass 9 Glenfarclas 1956 21 points
    Testimonials Per Eriksson Glenfarclas Family Cask 1965 60.0% Cask no 3861 Bottled 270207 417 bottles
    Scent: I, chocolate, fruits, sherry, malt, figs, dates, vanilla
    Taste: I, sweetie, chocolate, figs, dates, fruits, citrus
    Aftertaste: Chocolate, oak, fruity, sweetness, vanilla, tanines
    Score: 91 Testimonials Bernt Sjödin 1965Color: Amber
    Scent: Spicy, dried fruit, orange tones
    Taste: Round, chocolate, fatty, full, nutty
    Aftertaste: Long with some fattones and a little chocolate
    Score: 92

  9. Jeep51 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Excellent. Complex, rich.
    • Nose
      Sherry is immediate and very expressive. Many fruits: plums, prunes, figs. Alcohol brings a lot of freshness but is still very slightly feel. Some notes of balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, leather, hints of apricot jam varnish, peppermint. It is very very complex and rich.
    • Taste
      What power ! and what texture. Alcohol well integrated. It is clearly woody, tannic. A lot of fresh orange and tangerine. The palate then evolves towards spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, and chocolate. Yum.
    • Finish
      Endless on a woody very slightly drying, cocoa.

  10. sssun scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Balance and Conclusion: A bing bang of aromas.

    Score: 95
    Tasted on 2010.10.19
    • Nose
      Sherry, bubble glue, heather, sweet malt, green apple, and more flowers. With water: raisin and coffee.
    • Taste
      Very oily, coffee, sherry, honey, sweet, lemon, wood, a little alcohol.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet, coffee, heather, and mint.


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