Glenfarclas 1996

Overall rating
86.19/100
votes
204
Whiskybase ID
WB70636
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Rare Bottling
Vintage
1996
Bottled
07.07.2015
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
12000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 07 07 15 3 22:49 BB
Barcode
5018066150060
Market
Germany Germany
Added on
29 jul 2015 6:37 pm by Schmausel
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 470.90

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Whisky reviews for Glenfarclas 1996

44 users have left 53 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.19 points.

  1. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Surprise! Now the bottle is open for over a year. And finally he gets - actually! - Volume.
    The flavors remain the same as in the last tastings, but now everything comes out a bit fuller. Raised to meanwhile 86 points.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Nose: orange marmalade, cherries, red berry compote, apple compote with a pinch of cinnamon, nuts, rum raisins, very ripe bananas, dark chocolate, burnt caramel
    • Taste
      87 87
      Mouth: Orange, lemon, apple, ginger, burnt caramel, dark chocolate, changes strongly to roasted French coffee, getting sharper, dark honey, malt, pepper, clove pepper, cinnamon, leather, thyme, the tannins push towards the end fully through: skin fresh peelings (bitter), more and more coffee and pepper, chicory
    • Finish
      84 84
      Finish: medium long, very strong and very fast drying, astringent, (too) a lot of wood, slightly apple-like, slightly sweet, very bitter, a touch of mint

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  3. LeChiffre scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  4. FeydRautha scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  5. whiskybro did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Can you actually warn this annoying whisky shop "fine drops"? It's massively annoying!!!

  6. kramimatsimoto scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    I like it best in the comparison tasting with the 21 and 25. The nose and mouth are just a touch more intense with 3% more alcohol

    N- Caramel Candy, Vanilla, Cookie Dough, After Some Breathe Plum with Cinnamon, Christmas Cookies.

    M - sweet beginning, getting stronger. Alcohol well integrated, but still good. Mild on the tongue with notes of caramel and vanilla, behind which there are a few fruity notes. Remains sweet with minimal tart notes. Good finish. Very accommodating

  7. Cubey666 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    quite a nice Glenfarclas, fruity piece of sherry candy.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. malthead-sven scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    solid, honest whisky, Glenfarclas stop. Definitely one level above the candidate of the standard range at 18 or 21 years. If you were lucky enough to get hold of it like I did at the issue price, you'll get a full PLV.
    • Nose
      begins closed, slowly comes candied apple, almonds, memories of the Christmas market, dried dates and a little perfumed hand soap
    • Taste
      brown sugar, massive oak makes it lush and heavy on the tongue, bitter chocolate
    • Finish
      medium and not quite as intense as the taste suggests, but with a pleasant length

  9. martin_the_collector scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    my favorite of Glenfarclas
    • Nose
      Sherry and barrels
    • Taste
      fruity with sherry and wood
    • Finish
      long and persistent

  10. Bam scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nice whisky, with refill character. The oak note dominate, the fruits are in the second row.
    • Nose
      The first nose is closed and dominated by oak flavors. Pumpernickel, milk coffee, a few roasted aromas. Then come fruit flavors peach, grapefruit, apricots, some blood orange.
    • Taste
      Medium onset, silky / oily mouthfeel, sweet caramel, juicy peaches, and grapefruit. Then comes the oak, milk coffee, a bit kräuzrig.
    • Finish
      Medium. Strong oak, slightly bitter espresso, apricots,

  11. Nosingbär scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Wonderful malt. In the nose particularly striking with its flowery citrus notes, in the taste varied but always spicy, fruity and delicious. Departure brings the whole well over the finish line, but is not quite on the same level as flavor and Taste. 92/100
    • Nose
      93 93
      wonderful. Fresh oranges, lemons, limes. Cinnamon, currant in the background, slightly salty, shortcrust pastry with caramelized brown sugar. Dessert flavors mix with it. Praline filling, marzipan, dark chocolate. Great oak flavor. Honey and chocolate, interwoven with floral citrus flavors.
    • Taste
      92 92
      A lot of spice, lots of fruit. Varying between sweet, sour and harsh. Rather on the fresh side with notes of lime and grapefruit. Dark dark chocolate, almonds, a little sage. Bitter orange marmalade. Every sip different. Sometimes wonderfully citrusy sour, sometimes chocolate and sweet. Sometimes both. Always delicious, however. Fruit is sometimes even jam sweet, without losing any of the acidic bite. Great.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Fruity, high-proof dark chocolate, fresh orange. Spicy, cinnamon echoes, spicy plums and orange peel. Some licorice.

  12. Totoro scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Not surprising or in any way extraordinary, but so very solid in what it does that it's a standout anyways. One of my absolute favorites in the refill-sherry arena, together with Gordon & MacPhail's 18-year-old Macallan Speymalt. Has the feel of a good Indy to it. Leagues better than the 1995/2018 (WID 113175).
    • Nose
      88 88
      Juicy, slightly sulphury-yeasty (not in a bad way, mind), jammy refill ex-Oloroso notes, combined with the trademark Glenfarclas spicy/nutty/woody aromas. Noses slightly older than its stated age; very well matured. Really thick and rewarding at 46%. Truckloads of fudge and orange marmalade; very mouthwatering. Really, this provides all I'm looking for in a refill-sherry-matured 46-percenter at or around 20 years of age. A really good, really typical, and really inexpensive mid-nineties Glenfarclas.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Oh yes! Makes you go "YUM" immediately. Very sweet, jammy, and juicy, with an amazing body for 46%. Starts sweet and thick, almost chewy, before losing some definition but gaining fruitiness and lovely wood spices that carry on through into the finish. Very, very more-ish and dangerously drinkable at bottling strength. No need for water, or time in the glass, or any of that. This is good immediately, and it remains good as the bottle empties gradually. Quality, dependable, affordable stuff.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Remains sweet all the way until the (not-at-all bitter) end. Rich, pulpy, orange juice married with nicely herbal oak tones. Fades out gradually without any off notes. What's left lingers for quite a while and can only be described as grade-A Glenfarclas character.

  13. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This special bottling at age 18 continues the standards in the best way - the "typical Glenfarclas notes" are complemented here by very beautiful Oloroso flavors and especially the oak notes are (unlike the younger standards or the Heritage 45 ° North) youthful-fresh, slightly juicy-sweet and perfectly integrated, before they get stronger in the finish. A very nice and typical composition. For me, that gives 89 enjoyment points. In addition, this malt has an excellent price-performance ratio. The Grant family knows very well how to compose their Malts.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Immediately it is there, the "Glenfarclas-baked apple nose". Complemented by ripe apricots and pleasantly subtle Oloroso sherry notes. The oak is fresh, slightly sweet and pleasant in the background. We are in a haystack on a late summer morning.
    • Taste
      89 89
      In the mouth, the Glenfarclas comes nicely tingling, the delicate sweetness of the oak and the harsh Oloroso notes provide a pleasant interplay. On the palate, the oak becomes a bit older and more dominant, but remains in balance with the herbal notes (marjoram), the ripe apricot and the slightly grassy aromas.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The medium-length finish then continues the mouthfeel, with glenfarclastypically becoming more dominant for the younger "non-sherry bomb single-cask bottlings". In this case, everything stays in beautiful Oloroso-Oak-Heunoten-Balance.

  14. PX-Michl scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  15. mothers_finest scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  16. Moses scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    This whisky does not have to hide. Seen from the PLV nothing goes wrong here. And he gets even better when he gets some time to breathe in the glass.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Never nose is not so overwhelming now. I already had better ones in the glass. But very solid without corners and edges. Delicate spices with refreshing fruits.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Very full-bodied with creamy jam. Well coordinated, red and bright fruits come together with sherry and fill the oral cavity very pleasantly. Subtle smoke.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium rather short. Typical ending with buttery dark chocolate. But not bitter. Spicy oak and light wood.

  17. McMoulis scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  18. PedroXiménez94 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Very beautiful. Remains for a long time.
    • Nose
      Sherry fruit, grapes. After a while go in the direction of raisin. Altogether very Christmassy. Nuts. Add to that a strong and sweet touch that almost reminds me of the smell of cane sugar in a mojito. At some point I have notes of a herbal tea, possibly fennel. Orange peel. After a few minutes, the aroma reminds me of cognac.
    • Taste
      sweet and soft onset. Tingling and oily. The sherry fruit is clearly felt here. At some point I have a hazelnut note associated with a lot of sweetness. The mouthfeel I associate with a hazelnut: the feeling on the tongue, if you bite on the skin of the hazelnut. As a result, drier, slightly furry. But very pleasant.
    • Finish
      medium. Oak wort clear. The hazelnut note also dominates the finish and almost reminds me of Nutella or Hanuta. Very cute.

  19. Hvdree scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  20. Pollenflug scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      The first nose of the 1996 Glenfarclas is peppered with stately Sherrynoten. Many red fruits, especially cherries and plums, fresh currants with a slightly sourish sting, plenty of orange marmalade, hints of caramel and a touch of malt flow from my glass. In the course of nosing the aroma becomes with a little patience much more diverse and even sweeter and fresher. Freshly cut green apples, dark chocolate, nuts, cinnamon and spicy oak woody notes blend with the beautiful sherry aromas.
    • Taste
      The texture of Glenfarclas is pleasantly oily and creamy. The entrance is full-bodied and strong. A pinch of freshly ground pepper prances on the tip of the tongue for a short time before classic sherry aromas with a nice sweetness flood the palate. Red berries, raisins, plums, dark honey, burnt caramel, plenty of orange marmalade, dark chocolate, nuts, roasted almonds, coffee and noticeably spicy oak notes complete the aromatic variety. Very diverse, harmonious and elegant. The palate already produces a slight dryness.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, sweet and spicy and still beautifully sherry-stressed. Dark fruits sparkle with a slight residual sweetness and lively fruitiness. Orange marmalade, dark honey, pepper, dark chocolate, walnuts, almonds and coffee let the malt with abundant spicy oak oak notes slowly fade away. On the palate remains a noticeable dryness and a delicate bitterness.

  21. waal scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Glenfarclas 1996/2015, 46% ABV - WID: 70636 https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/70636/glenfarclas-1996 #WagnerAlexTastingNotes No. 686 Facts Whisky: Type: Single Malt Barrels: Ex-Oloroso Sherry Butts Age: 18 or 19 years ABV: 46% ABV Vintage: 1996 Bottled: 2015 Bottler: OA Cooling filtering: no Coloring: no Facts distillery: Name: Glenfarclas Meaning Name: Valley of the green grass Location: Ballindaloch, Speyside, Scotland Owner: J & G Grant Founded: 1836 Closed: Malt: Capacity: 3.5 million liters pa Water Source: mash do: 16.5 ton semi louder washbacks: 12 (stainless steel) stills: 3 wash, 3 spirit (fired directly) Trivia: Since 1865, Glenfarclas has been owned by the Grant family (currently the sixth generation). Glenfarclas boasts the largest mashtun and owning the largest still in the Speyside. Glenfarclas draws the barley mostly from the region and now has over 40 warehouses available. In 2017, the "successor" to the bottling available to me came onto the market (bottled in 2017). At a parallel tasting, however, the 2015er was a touch "better" for me. First impression / color / viscosity: I like the old-school / retro packaging and the solid label on the bottle. A fruit basket rises when pouring in my nose. Rather aperitif as digestif. Color: light copper / viscosity: at medium speed tears are slowly drawing along the inside of the glass Aroma / Nose feeling: An impression of buttery pot still, tart sherry notes (currant) and nuts. Sour apples from Nachbar's garden, a handful of nuts and milk chocolate are noticeably present. Of course, a certain sweetness is present, but which subtly hidden behind the acidity and freshness. Taste / mouthfeel: Nutella (freshly spooned off the spoon), sweet vanilla and "one, two" tannins get their first word at the first sip. Oily / waxy and pleasing to the palate, the malt trickles down the throat. A praline filled with nougat and marzipan from the old copper plate floats comfortably in my glass. Great as red berries come to light over time. Paired with lots of vanilla and chocolate. Always under the supervision of omnipresent acid. Fine! Finish / aftertaste / Length: Medium long, sweet and only slightly bitter and spicy. Over time, the acidity is also here to taste clearly. A slightly meatier, metallic taste stays over. That would be my only real criticism of the malt. Overall impression / comment: Basically I do not like the standard "piglet fillings" (12yo, 15yo, 18yo, 21yo, 25yo) very much, but I like some of the "special bottlings", family casks and of course the 40yo. The latter is a great example of Scotch for me. Also the 1996/2015 is more than successful for me. For me, a brand where other malts have to compete. In particular, the simple with simultaneous (almost) perfection, I find very attractive to this single malt Scotch whisky. Points: 90/100

  22. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  23. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This premium edition gives (for about the same price) a little more complexity and is more refined when you compare it with the 17 and 18 years old.
    • Nose
      Light sherry and barley. Dark fruits (plums, figs) raisins and sultanas. Almonds, cinnamon and vanilla notes.
    • Taste
      Fruit and ligt sherry. Lots of almonds. Little oily taste on the lips and oak. More spicier at the end.
    • Finish
      Medium long bittersweet finish.

  24. waal scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Glenfarclas 1996/2015 or 2017? 2015er: https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/70636/glenfarclas-1996 2017er: https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/95314/glenfarclas-1996 #WagnerAlexTastingNotes Today, I took a closer look at both bottlings and only discuss the differences below. Colour: 2015er is darker Aroma: 2015er is much more intense, fuller and darker fruity Taste: 2015er to wafer-thin nuances interesting Finish / aftertaste: No significant differences Comment: The 2015er for me is not lofty, but noticeably my winner of this duel. The 2017er looks flatter on me. Nevertheless, he has succeeded very well! Points: 2015er 90/100 2017er 89/100

  25. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Typical Glenfarclas character, with very good balances and maturity compared the age.
    • Nose
      Cherry and apple. Caramel, sherry and oak. Oily seeds: almond and hazelnut. Drop of hypo?!
    • Taste
      Creamy, clear flavors. Spices, oak. Sherry, fruits and toffee. Touch of citruses.
    • Finish
      Medium length, bittersweet, oaky.

  26. WhiteEagle scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  27. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  28. A Dream of Sea scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Good, Glenfarclas, I'm defeated. With this whisky even I could be convinced old skeptic. A classic single malt with good sucker storage and a really old age. A great development of sweetness, power, spice and a long warming finish. Simply good, for once at this price! Full score, you do not have to say more here! More reviews at: https://adreamofsea.blogspot.com/2017/07/whisky-review-36glenfarclas-19962015.html !
    • Nose
      What can I say? The nose is just delicious and makes you want more! First, a nice sweetness, not oppressive or overloading, simply concise and "there". Vanilla, a little sugar, malty. Then some grain comes to it, a well matured whisky is in the center. After some time also a bit kräutrig and spicy. Nice. Nothing new. Hopefully it will continue like this!
    • Taste
      Immediately mouth-filling, full and pleasantly creamy. Caramel candy. Delicious! Can someone please refill me? Ok, I caught myself again. We already had vanilla and caramel. These typical sherry notes: plum, raisin, some acid reminds me of grits with a little rhubarb. Shortly before the actual departure then something of the wood barrel comes through.
    • Finish
      Instantly spicy. Also alcoholic for a moment, but luckily this light tip passes quickly. Then long-lasting, warming. The whisky literally slides down the neck and sits warming. At Kiel-usual summer temperatures of 16.1 ° C you can do with something good. A slight sweetness from the barrel remains. Dried plum, some cinnamon.

  29. rottendon scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A decent Sherrymalt certainly with recognition value, could perhaps tolerate a little more alcohol, but is not watered down. Notes from a blind tasting. Well, that was the third time blind in the glass with three different ratings. After 86 and 78 this time now 83. I have set the arithmetic mean, hence the current score. Either the samples had distinctly different oxidation states or the rating here is very dependent on the day, however, the malt is quite neat in any case.
    • Nose
      Pears here at the beginning Pear compote, but paired with raisins. After a few seconds no more pears, but oranges and peaches. The alcohol tickles something in the nose. After a while the tickling is gone. On the flavors side, not much has happened, a cocktail of cooked and dried fruit, some caramel and a mint idea. Heated, a light white wine note comes on and at the same time the sherry tones become clearer, the alcohol tickles again and a slightly artificial chewing gum develops. A few roasted aromas and a little cognac are also to be found. The whole profile is getting fuller and darker.
    • Taste
      Very spicy oak dominates over roasted caramel and dark fir honey, as well as a little orange peel. Some menthol and a good pinch of white pepper. The alcohol is barely noticeable, it feels slightly oily. The second sip of more oak, now with many tannins. In addition, a flavor that reminds of the skin of Brazil nuts.
    • Finish
      A simple fading with a focus on tannins. Despite the low alcohol, it warms the neck a little. A fresh wood note of European oak lingers rather long on the tongue.

  30. Goethe scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Another great expression by Glenfarclas. Very rough when you try to enjoy it the first time from a fresh opend bottle. This one needs also some time in the bottle. After a while it improves on all hands.Concerning price/performance ratio: 9/10
    • Nose
      Dark fruits, plums, nuts, nutmeg, oranges, sherry, honey, fruit compote, sweet wine berries.
    • Taste
      Dark fruits, red fruits, sherry, marmalade, fruit compote, yellow fruits.
    • Finish
      Long. Dark fruits, dark chocolate, coffee, spicy dominating oak.

  31. Schlossgespenst scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      85 85

  32. Schlossgespenst scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    A great malt that I believe has everything you expect from a Glenfarclas. Personally, I find this even a bit better than some of the standard range.
    • Nose
      Nutty sweetness, pickled raisins and some old wood. Then a fruitiness that alternates between overripe apples and equally ripe bananas. The whole is carried by a certain freshness.
    • Taste
      Creamy body, oak and fruitiness are carried by a very well integrated sherry note. An emerging light sweetness, along with a light maltiness would still be heard. A very balanced malt.
    • Finish
      The spice that develops in the taste becomes stronger and dominates the medium to long finish. The oak notes are now also more noticeable, a waxy fruitiness is occasionally through.

  33. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose: ripe sweet almost fermented but delicious apples, a waxy note over a fresh fruity acidity, strawberry jam, elegant spicy wood notes hide behind red sour berries

    Taste: slightly sulphurous sherry tones, strawberry jam, blackberries from the viscous rum pot, syrupy, dried apple rings, fresh walnut shells, slight bitterness on the palate gives the fruit even more volume, at first the malt looks elegantly restrained - retro style - but it develops increasingly on the palate its power, it has a lot more really complex fruit than wood and seems to be ripened and not put on as I have often noticed in sherry finish negatively, the finish is long fruity woody with a slight mint note
    Conclusion: It took me a while to understand him and he is for me
    one of the malts that has to be open for a while to develop properly (3 - 6 months). With its nearly 20 years and the smokeless higher sherry portion than eg the OB 21 it does for me very much for its price (~ 55-60 €) the GF standards in the price segment can not keep up there for me.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  34. eppelheimer scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Great fabric from Glenfarclas for lovers of whisky with sherry storage.
    • Nose
      A lot of sherry in the nose, always sweet, fruity, a hint of cinnamon.
    • Taste
      Sweet, intense, full-bodied, voluminous development in the mouth with honey, sherry, a bit of dark chocolate, a little wood.
    • Finish
      Medium long, with strong chocolate, distinct sherry note and some pepper.

  35. Mephisto scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I really enjoyed the nose.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  36. Mephisto scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Engaging, wonderful nose. Mature, sweet and diverse fruits. Hints of plum, apricot, apple sauce and aromatic (dark) red fruits. Some woodsmoke as well, nicely balanced. However, slightly medical (but just a little bit)
    • Taste
      Gentle honey and a lot of sherry (some red wine). Very little smoke, nuts and bitter oak. A lot of spices, dry and brittle wood.
    • Finish
      Cold ashes, a bit salty. Spices of stout wood. Later some mature apple and a medical residue.

  37. didi1893 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A fruity nose makes you hungry for more. Unfortunately, the taste can not match the fruity nose. A bitter and bitter woody aroma dominates the taste and the finish. At this Glenfarclas, I miss the sherry influence. Otherwise, the Glenfarclas is good drinkable and has a decent PLV for me.
    • Nose
      My first impression: fermented and overripe fruits. The sweet and ripe fruits dominate the nose, subtle and fine sherry is perceptible in the background. A pinch of salt is in the air. The alcohol is relatively well integrated and is only slightly spicy after a prolonged smell. A hint of caramel and vanilla follow.
    • Taste
      Fine spicy wood. From the fruitiness of the nose is relatively little to feel. The spicy wood gets more bitter over time and starts to bite easily in the mouth. The second sip of sweet fruit comes to light, then again bitter oak. Now salt and light sharpness is added.
    • Finish
      Again fine dry with bitter oak. Slight salt and sharpness are added. Long and plump warm, the finish exudes a slightly bitter mouthfeel. At the very end of the finish, a nutty aroma develops, which turns into immature walnuts.

  38. MadScientist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    blind tasting
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  39. Glenladdie scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  40. rottendon scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    seems a bit more set. Only slight sherry influence. Could be just about any distillery. No extravagance of tension or complexity.
    Notes from a blind tasting.
    Tasted well over half a year ago, with a completely different result, even if the taste impressions are very similar. Blind opens his eyes? Might be. At that time 86 points, this time 78, on average 82 points.
    • Nose
      fermented apples, noticeable sweat, aggressive alcohol, caramel a little later. Warms up the fermented note, rather ripe apples and mirabelle plums, cookies and a little butter. With a little imagination a few raisins, no clear sherry influence.
    • Taste
      slightly oily, powerful, very sweet, not particularly dry, but slightly acid on the palate. At the second sip significantly more oak. Mix of whole milk and dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Quite short, the sweetness goes fast, the oak does not last much longer. A certain amount of nuttiness lasts the longest.

  41. Gloin scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The smell is stimulating and delicious, makes you want to drink, but is also rather one-dimensional. Unfortunately, this one-dimensionality continues in the mouth and on the palate. The spicy oak lacks a counterpart to be really exciting. blind tasting At my first tasting (also blind, see below) I gave 85 points. This time he just came to 81 points with me, even if the descriptions are very similar. So on average, I'll award an 83.
    • Nose
      soft sherry, sweet cherries, a little alcohol, a little bit of wood, after a while nuts, marzipan, delicious
    • Taste
      light body, almost a bit watery, the first onset is gentle, but then follows sharpness, first sweet, then spicy, significantly more oak than in the nose, malt, a little sherry
    • Finish
      Espresso, a bit bitter, a little sherry, unfortunately, in the end only the bitterness, medium to long

  42. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: distinct sherry, fierce, sweet, vanilla, some oak
    Taste: intense, full-bodied, brown sugar is added
    Finish: long, slowly fading, sherynots stay on the tongue for a very long time

  43. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  44. Drochaid scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Almond, roasted hazelnuts and a touch of marzipan.

  45. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A classic sherried Speyside whisky. Well balanced with pleasant
    sherry, dark fruit and lingering spice. Nicely complex with lots of
    character one could expect from an almost 20 years old whisky. A
    delicious dram and a perfect companion for a creamy pud. I'd prefer it
    neat.

    I thank the German importer Hanseatische Weinhandelsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG for the sample!

    https://www.facebook.com/Whisky-Connaisseur-550443305109776
    • Nose
      The nose starts off with sherry, dried dark fruit, dates and figs.
      There's delicate cinnamon with a whiff of chocolate and a gentle touch
      of pepper in the background. Very round and complex.
    • Taste
      Rich and intense. Sweet sherry aroma, multilayered dried fruit, and
      Demerara sugar mingle with a reasonable amount of delicate spice -
      pepper, oak, and cinnamon. Lingering roasted almonds arrive with dark
      chocolate and a pleasant nuttiness towards the finish. Spiciness doubles
      with a second sip. Very enjoyable.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long and sweet with dark fruit, sticky plums, and
      herbal honey. Lingering nutty flavours and subtle cinnamon on the tail.

      WITH WATER: Quite lively and vibrant on the nose with more fruit coming
      through and gentle spice in the back. Very fresh. There's roasted
      almonds on the palate and a tender sweetness with significantly more
      spicy influence. The finish is long and spicy with a sticky sweetness of
      dark fruit on the tongue. Very delicate.

  46. Betsie scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  47. MadScientist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  48. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    great, non-trivial Glenfarclas, with ~ 65 € good price for taste and age
    • Nose
      Completely glenfarclas-untypical first a fresh, salty, slightly tart note, then fresh, ripe apples, is getting sweeter - baked apple, cinnamon, caramel
    • Taste
      Salt and pepper on the rise (sharpness on the tongue), green apple and kiwi, then dark chocolate, latte, oak
    • Finish
      medium long, cocoa, latte, pepper

  49. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    The notes are from a blind tasting. Actually, I do not really like Glenfarclas, so I was even more surprised how well this one here came to me.
    • Nose
      maritime and dirty, in combination with the sweet sherry a great combination, spicy oak, which has a lot of cheeks, if you press it a little warm comes here also fresh mint, but then loses again in the sound of the sea, great nose !, after the first Sipping chocolate with caramel pieces, the raspberry is now also found in the nose
    • Taste
      Sweet, dirty, in the mouth rather lighter fruits, raspberry, a lot of oak
    • Finish
      The sweetness remains stubborn, salty, still raspberry, nice pleasant finish.

  50. rottendon scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Very pleasing, little rough edges, rather a well-made everyday dram.
    • Nose
      Immediately many apples, after a short time comes the sherry. Still not so dense, the apples remain present. After a while a few crumbs of salt and a light maltiness. Even the sherry remains heated in the background, a few raisins come up. Some sweat.
    • Taste
      Malt, chocolate, smooth onset, low oak, slightly fruity acid, just a little sweet. A little metallic, but not unpleasant.
    • Finish
      Slightly sweet on the finish, hardly oak, chocolaty, later a bit astringent and slightly fructose. For a relatively long, at the end with still slightly chocolaty (!) Nussigkeit.

  51. irrerelevant scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Little sweetness in the nose, this is not so nice, finish and above all taste are then quite exciting
    Notes from blind tasting
    Addendum: Above all lies a herbal note, in the nose is some metal (copper?), Gunpowder, could even go slightly towards battery acid, which does not bother (really!), But the malt is something interesting. Very own, dry, sour and special, the corners and edges leave a "honest" impression. You can tell the age.
    • Nose
      at first unpleasantly alcoholic, light sherry, acidity, hard kiwi, little bit fruity sweetness, dry sparkling wine, mirabelle plums, some vanilla and caramel
    • Taste
      Kiwi with sherry, sour, dry, but more pleasant and less alcoholic than the nose would suggest, but there is so much sweetness that you do not have to pull together before the face, then some oak, does not seem immature here, especially the fruit has "substance"
    • Finish
      medium-short, here too the kiwi, pleasant oak, vanilla echoes a bit

  52. Hans-Ludwig scored this whisky 86 points Shoplink Moderator

    This Glenfarclas has the color of dark, strong amber - in the glass it reminds of a good old cognac. The nose signals immediately: Sherry! Sweet fruits like apricots and pears. But also the typical Glenfarclas notes of dark chocolate and cappuccino are there. The taste is characterized by the strong start. Then: sweet fruits, berries, raisins. In the background a little vanilla, oak and dark chocolate. The mouthfeel is creamy. The aftertaste is long and warming, leaving sherry notes behind.
    The Glenfarclas is strong, balanced and round. Over time, new nuances develop. A whisky that is fun.

  53. Gloin scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sherry, cherry juice, slightly sweet, light alcoholic stinging in the nose, the whisky looks somehow dirty, engine oil, Feuerzangebowle, in the background raisins, a spicy undertone resonates all the time
    • Taste
      Pleasantly smooth onset, followed by a gentle tingle on the tongue, the sharpness is still somewhat, but always remains pleasant, sweet, malt, sherry, woody spice, earthy and somehow "dirty" again
    • Finish
      The finish is medium in length and shows up with a lot of oak bitterness, dry red wine

  54. Whisky-in-Wiesbaden did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Oloroso Sherry Cask · Limited Rare Bottling The single malt from the year 1996 matured in selected sherry casks in the old barrel cellar of the Glenfarclas distillery. Tasting notes: Color of dark amber. In the taste complex sherry and fruit flavors. Almonds, Demerara sugar and dark chocolate. Wonderfully long in the end.

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