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Glenfarclas 2005

Overall rating
88.09/100
votes
91
Whiskybase ID
WB72116
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Rare Bottling
Vintage
2005
Bottled
12.06.2015
Calculated age
09 years old
Casktype
Oloroso butt & refill butt
Casknumber
2472 & 1063
Number of bottles
1258
Strength
62.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 12 06 15 1 12:45 BB
Bottled for
Flickenschild
Added on
21 Sep 2015 6:26 pm by Tobbe77
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 82.63

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 2005

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.09 points

  1. Gloin scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The smell is wonderful and typically Glenfarclas, the sherry is very present, but the spice of Glenfarclas is always there.
    The taste goes well with this image and reflects the conflict between the two elements sherry and oak.
    The finish fits in harmoniously.

    I like the whisky a lot, it reminds of older batches of the a'bunadh. He is very mature for his young age. Only the high alcohol content beats occasionally. Nevertheless, I enjoyed it pure. That's Glenfarclas!
    • Nose
      Seasoning and fruit immediately compete with each other, the alcohol is clearly noticeable, earth, autumn leaves, raisins, something very dark cherry, a hint of cinnamon
    • Taste
      Powerful start, very creamy body, it starts sweet, raisins, sherry, then it gets drier, light bitterness comes on, some currant, dark bread, cream caramel, dry red wine
    • Finish
      Dark chocolate, Herrentorte, Oloroso sherry, cocoa powder, Black Forest cherries, the whisky remains spicy on the palate, long

  2. Mannix65 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Great stuff for small money, for his age already very complex and despite the high alcohol content surprisingly balanced - fantastic barrel selection, congratulations!
    • Nose
      Sherry, raisins, nuts, blood orange, marzipan, dark chocolate, thickened plum compote
    • Taste
      Sherry, raisins, fully ripe plums, dark chocolate, ripe sour cherries
    • Finish
      long, dry, red fruits

  3. Mannix65 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  4. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    very good barrel - wow - almost no more Farclas - more intense than the Standard and Premium Editions - the best not Xmas or personalities Farclas I had so far - probably even the most intense ever
    • Nose
      full of heavy sherry, oranges and cherries, wax, apricot kernels, apricots, marzipan,
    • Taste
      warming, powerful, very fruity - orange, ginger, orange oil, leather, black tea, peach, red plums, cinnamon, mint, slightly bitter oak, chocolate, coffee, really very intense for a farclas
    • Finish
      ethereally oily on the cheeks - fresh tingling, of mint. Menthol, orange oil - very cool - non-alcoholic - like an orange / cherry TicTac - slightly bitter chocolaty - getting drier - warming

  5. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This is a good representative of the (relatively) young sherry aging group. Tolerates and needs some water. Overall, he looks older than he actually is.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Fat sherry nose, thick, oily, intense.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Enormously strong, spicy, sherry-accentuated, with raisins, plums, quite a long finish. A nice interplay between sherry influence and barrel flavor.
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. whiskytornado scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  7. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Caramel, orange, cherry, mocha and nutmeg.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Cherry, caramel, mocha, redcurrant, citrus and nutmeg.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Cranberry, caramel and orange.

  8. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Looks much older and mature than his successor. Not so fruity, the refill sherry barrel seems to have its share. A great spice, a lot of oak, spices and the sherry is rather dry. Especially the finish is a lot of fun with neat wood, tobacco and dry sherry notes. A frankly wonderfully mature spicy malt, which sometimes only a little bit stand in the way of the 62.6%. He's already biting a bit. Still, great whisky.

  9. HW74 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A successful bottling. Very strong onset, strong taste and a never-ending finish. The roasted aromas are clearly to taste, it comes almost burnt over.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. Vince' scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose: The sherry barrel influence is as expected intense and full. Dark red berries especially sour cherry and strawberries, oranges, with spiced biscuits, cinnamon, vanilla, marzipan, dark chocolate, burned caramel, spent matchstick head, cloves and, interestingly, a light earthy note of charred wet wood. The alcohol is easily felt in the nose. A great nose! Taste: Prickling, intense fruity-sour-sweet Sherry and I'm just wondering where the 62.6% alcohol is. Again, the taste reminds me of Christmas and lets me associate speculoos, gingerbread, orange peel, cloves, apricot kernels and caramel. The finish is characterized by dark chocolate and some coffee and roasted aromas. The residual fruit remains relatively long in the mouth and is accompanied by a bittersweet chocolate note some mint and Christmas spices. Overall very surprising for 10 years matured whisky. Conclusion: Absolutely convincing and complex for old age. The alcohol strength is perfectly integrated. Yes, it's a sherry bomb and not an elegant old whisky. But that's not what this drop should be. What he does, he does excellently.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

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