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Glenfarclas 2007

Overall rating
86.55/100
votes
77
Whiskybase ID
WB70628
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Bottling
Vintage
2007
Bottled
09.06.2015
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butt & Refill Sherry HHD
Casknumber
420 + 1245
Number of bottles
1024
Strength
60.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 08 06 15 3 17:53 BB
Bottled for
16th Whisky-Herbst 2015 at the Malzfabrik, Berlin
Market
de Germany
Added on
29 Jul 2015 5:50 pm by Schmausel
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 72.33

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 2007

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.55 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting:
    A delicious and interesting malt! The sharp, shaped by gunpowder note in the taste and aftertaste takes some getting used to, but gives this bottling a special character and makes me this malt. The nose is extremely sweet and goes in the direction of "Schnüffelwhisky". A great and high-contrast whisky, I like it very much!

    23/23/22/22 (90P)
    • Nose
      Dark Caramel shines clearly in the Premium Snifter, on the glass wall sticks a tough streak of the occasional oily drops and loosely seek their way back into the glass. Dark orange aroma and chewy caramel rise powerfully on the nose during the first nosing, hazelnuts and roasted aromas dissolve and end in creamy milk chocolate. Dark peaches and old apricots stand out with a hint of vanilla, nut chocolate and a dash of fresh mint show up. The yellow fruits retreat as cherries and plums move into the foreground. Beguiling sweetness flatters the nose, the nose gains significantly in volume, if I could I would not drink this malt but inhale ... ;-)
    • Taste
      Briefly, dark fruit flavors rest in the mouth before spicy wood elements hit the palate after the first sip. A load of pepper explodes on the tongue, it tingles and tickles in the entire mouth area. After the charge of gunpowder slowly fades away, hazelnuts, burnt sugar and dried apricots and peaches appear. Chubby warmth dresses for minutes the palate, still sticks a (now) pleasantly sharp film on the tongue, walnuts swim oily and slightly rancid in the saliva. On the second sip, dark caramel comes into its own before another shot of gunpowder and extremely hot pepper explode on the tongue. Gradually dark and dried fruit flavors come to light, hints of grapefruit and other citrus fruits give the taste a tart touch.
    • Finish
      The pleasant sharpness still sticks between tongue and palate, slightly decayed pieces of wood rest under the tongue, the echo now looks slightly earthy and harsh. Dark walnuts and wet leaves appear after a few moments, the aftertaste becomes tighter and wooden. An indefinable spice note sticks to the palate, the mouthfeel gets creamier, the salivation is astonishingly only now aroused in the aftertaste.

  2. RobbievdB scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A too young Glenfarclas. It developed a nice full cherry and fudgey sweets aroma paired with raisins, some dry leaves-ish notes. But overall this is quite sharp with lots of corners to be rounded. Even water and time doesn’t really tame this. Should stay in the barrels for a few more years.

  3. ASWhisky scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Ranking: 1st nose, 2nd mouth, 3rd finish
    • Nose
      damp wicker basket, Rumrosinenschokolade
      dark toffee
      a bit of salt
      Apricot in mocha

      in the background flowery spices

      nice nose
    • Taste
      on the tongue comes the Glenfarclas typical with caramel, malt, dark and intense

      Raisins, a little alcohol, chocolate, malt, a little spice, the mouth can not quite hold what the nose promises

      but he is also flowery and spicy, dark and malty
    • Finish
      something like sugar beet syrup, chocolate, slightly bitter,

  4. LeChiffre scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Rather hot on alcohol and refuses to calm down with time and air. Same relatively high quality and same abv. like the official 105, but unfortunately not really better. Had my hopes up for more to be honest.

  6. Flou scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    This Glenfarclas was distilled in 2007 and bottled in early summer 2015 in order to be sold as a bottling at the then 16th Whisky Fall Fair in the Berlin Malzfabrik. It seems that a 1st Fill Sherry Butt and a Refill Sherry Hogshead were married, which would have to add up to the number of bottles of 1024 bottles, since one butt is sufficient for approx. 700 bottles and a hogshead for approx. 350 bottles. With 60% alcohol, the Glenfarclas is a bit too heavy for me, but I'll still try it undiluted and see how the whisky will present itself in the mouth. In any case, the color knows how to inspire. The whisky lies in the glass like a dark amber with a light red-brownish copper tone. It's been a few years since I bought this bottle at the fair and now it's finally time to try this whisky.

    In the nose I am greeted by a wonderful forest honey sweetness, the honey initially surrounds light fruits such as juicy peaches, overripe pears and juice oranges. The fruitiness is accompanied by some cocoa powder, hazelnuts, some black pepper and wonderful meadow herbs. Citrus notes come out again and again with a few drops of freshly squeezed lemon and a little grapefruit. I think of vanilla biscuits with apricot filling and caramel sauce. Time and again, other aromas come to the fore, only to be ranked again and another note to take precedence. At this moment, nut chocolate comes to mind (maybe even in the direction of Nutella), the next time I put my nose in the glass, the citrus note is dominant, dark fruits are also noticeable from time to time. But the whisky does not have the depth and heaviness that you know from many "dark soups". A couple of raspberries, unripe strawberries, cherries and tart plums, I would say, boiled down to a thick, intense fruit pulp is nothing here. The tart notes form a good counterpoint to the fruitiness and sweetness. It all fits together quite well, but I notice that I just lack the age here. If I had to talk about an oak wood aroma, it would be light wooden beams from the Bauhaus. It lacks depth and the oak wood aromas that can only be achieved through long maturation. But you can't expect that from an 8 year old whisky either. The sour notes are a little too strict for me, otherwise the Glenfarclas knows how to please overall when smelling.

    In the mouth, the Glenfarclas is expected to be spicy, aiaiai it burns on the tongue and I quickly realize that I urgently need to dilute it with water. I can't even concentrate on the individual aromas, undiluted it is not enjoyable for me. There are whiskys that are still reasonably pleasant in the mouth at 60%. This Glenfarclas is definitely not one of them. Diluted with water, dark fruits and a wonderful sweetness initially occupy the mouth and are supplemented by increasingly stronger herbs. Then the pepper comes and rolls across my tongue again, the whisky is too hot for me even when diluted. Liquorice joins the pepper, the herbs become more and more intense and the fruits are now gradually pushed far into the background. Of the sweetness, however, a little caramel sweetness remains in the mouth, now the fruit shines through again a little, but is repeatedly displaced by the spiciness and the tannins. It gets a little drier in the mouth, but everything is still within a pleasant framework. A very subtle touch (really just a touch!) Of bitterness is noticeable, which in combination with the dryness reminds a little of the mouthfeel after chewing walnuts. Malty sweetness and dark chocolate cover parts of the mouth. The pepperiness is too strong for me, the fruits have disappeared a little too quickly, but the tart notes in combination with the remnants of the sweetness are delicious.

    The finish is medium-long with pepper, herbs, liquorice, the dark chocolate now tends more towards espresso and the dryness becomes more intense with every sip. The fruitiness that was believed to be lost now comes out a little with traces of raisins and plums. The sweetness also bravely stays in the background and does not leave the mouth completely, which I very much welcome. The oak wood is now a little more noticeable, the light wooden beams from the smell fortunately tend towards dry forest floor and somewhat older wood. I can perceive hints of tobacco.

    Overall, this is a solid whisky. 8 years old, I paid around 80 euros, I just wanted to take this fair bottling with me for the price and I definitely don't regret it. Overall, the whisky is not balanced and mature enough for me, it is too boisterous and you can tell that all the aromas have simply not come together optimally here. Even alcohol has not yet found its right place. But that's complaining on a comparatively high level. For the price you get a strong Glenfarclas that might be a little overwhelming for beginners. But it also has more rough edges, is intense and strong and that makes it much more interesting for me than a 21 Glenfarclas from the standard range.

    I got a good 87/100 points today with a tendency to 88 points.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. maltaholic scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Fruity and strong.
    It smells older than it is.
    But there is also a nice wood note,
    Associated with a little spice.

    Very strong in the mouth, really massive.
    The barrel more and more intense
    The fruit evaporates.

    I add a drop of water.
    Now vanilla, pure oak.
    More aromatic than before.

    Pretty good.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very cool. I found it totally crazy and I would have estimated the blind much older. Top. This is how I enjoy Glenfarclas!
    • Nose
      Colour:
      Orange - Red - Gold: D

      Nose:
      Hmmmm ...: love:
      Where do I start ...? The flavors shoot right into your nose. I'll start with wet leather. Followed by damp tobacco and a flag of dirty smoke. Lovage, soup stock cubes and rust dust. Paprika sweet spice and some bacon. Just reminds me of these bacon chips. With a little time in the glass, I find these dark cherries and blackberry liqueurs. From the background come subtly sweet figs. A little mint cools the nose pleasantly. The colleague blows out one aroma after another. The longer he gets air in the glass, the more he gives up. This slightly dirty touch puts the crown on. Rum raisins make their way, followed by a few splashes of lemon. If he gets more air, he looks a bit more acidic for a short time. A sour, inlaid berry aroma and balsamic prevail. And wet wood.
    • Taste
      Strong start. The alcohol pushes the flavors over your tongue. Holla the forest fairy. Hot. Exactly my construction site. Pretty brutal, but still very pleasant. I'm at Christmas right now. Clove, cinnamon and cardamom. Also in the taste I find rum raisins and a cognac-like touch. This delicate, dirty smoke note always goes well with you. Blackberries, blueberries and Mon Cheri. The leather is now slowly moving and pulling the tongue off. Herbs and tobacco became more and more popular. A tart, sweet taste arises. A dry, nutty aroma is created. Now looks a bit bitter. But still a sweet, sugared touch is always there.
    • Finish
      Long. Only sweetly dark-fruity. Then dirty, tart with herbs. A little cold espresso bitterness
      And that little bit of smoke.

  9. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A sophisticated version of the 105. Very intense with nice sherry notes.
    Very pleasant whisky.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Nice rich nose, raisins, coffee, chocolate, pretty strong alcohol. Mossy/earthy as well.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Strong, powerful, intense. Peppers. Red fruits, prunes, chocolate, coffee. Very full body.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Still strong and powerful, prunes, coffee and chocolate, honey and some red fruit. Intense, long finish.

  10. rpvdwel scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

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