Overall rating
Single Malt
Norse Cask Selection (NC)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
40 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
53.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
05 Apr 2009 6:24 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2015.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 1964 NC

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.53 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    To say I had high hopes for this one is the understatement of the year, it is like saying the Lamborghini Muira is a nice looking car, you get the picture.
    The most impressive thing here is the balance on show, the sum of the parts add up.
    What a great cask selection by NC, bravo.
    The best GF I have had for some time, if you like sherry, I doubt you will find better than this.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Old books, old leather, quite a closed nose so we will need water with this one.
      Air improves this so you have to give it a few minutes, this has another layer of complexity that the 62 OB & 63 Blairfindy didn't that preceded this one.
      It is wonderfully composed without being particularly expressive.
      Smoked ham, smoke, blackcurrant Jelly, prune juice, ginger cake but not overly ginger or anything so I suppose moist sponge cake of the dark variety would suffice.
      Biscuit notes emerge, not much sherry on the nose, strange?
    • Taste
      94 94
      My tongue is dripping, this is so juicy your tongue goes limp.
      but not particularly flavoursome, difficult to put into words.
      A basket of dark fruit, a healthy dollop of peat with dark and spice with dark plums and fruit jams in the mix , what is good is that any oak has been kept to minimum bot so much by the fruit but by the perfect balance on show which is of the highest quality.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long finish, refined, fruity and spicy

      With water :-
      A little polish comes in now with red wine gums, superb,
      The palate is very spicy now all on pepper with full bodied red wine, huge crisp sherry, perfect balance.
      The finish is lip smacking & juicy

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful glenfarclas very rich and complex, dark fruits, toffee chocolate, orange, leather, sweet spices herbs, the wood influence is noticeable but no overwhelming astringency. Excellent

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Moderator

    Heavy sherry, rich and complex, balanced with good sweetness - delicious!

    A few months after I opened the bottled it became rounder and more balanced and thus, rated one point higher.
    • Nose
      96 96
      Nutty, dried fruits, heavy sherry, spices, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, burned sugar, molasses, hints of fresh rubber, dark chocolate - superb!
    • Taste
      97 97
      Creamy, mellow, little punchy, good sweetness, more dried fruits, plums, dates, espresso, more sherry wood, menthol, spices, even hints of herbs, thyme, rosemary, tobacco, prune, cooked oranges - excellent!
    • Finish
      95 95
      Long, warm, more tannic notes, but not drying, more spices and herbs

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    re taste over a year later for a h2h.
    even with water this is a tad bitter but hey it is 40 years old.
    down a few points from last time, another grumbly old sherry monster walking a tightrope.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    re taste almost a year to the day I last tasted it during a sherry monster H2H.

    This has plenty of power, and a healthy dose of peat and masses of fruit.
    Good finish
    I think my original score and notes have not changed, and one of the best Glenfarclas out there and better than nearly all the aged OB
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  6. Gregers scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    Like tasting a little bit of history. Just amazing through and through, very happy that I got my hands on a sample of this precious liquid.

    Review here: https://youtu.be/m0NA1P0sdNI
    • Nose
      97 97
      Amazing structure. Very ripe dark fruits and berries, plum jam, cherry jam, coca, dark chocolate, juicy figs, really old leather, bookstore, cigars, like nosing a true piece of history. Some sort of candied apples, molasses, muscovado sugar, tobacco leaves, earthy notes. Whos said this nose is closed and needs water? What a tragedy it would be to add water to this! It changes all the time in the glass, more fig jam now, but really, this is one to nose for hours with new exciting elements showing up all the time.
    • Taste
      96 96
      Unbelievable balance. Perfect alcohol, lots of sweetness, but very rounded by age, more like molasses of muscovado sugar. Oak just pops in to say hello, the age is showing wonders here. Dried fruits, fig jam, barley, orange zest, tobacco, leather in the best sense of the word. Amazed how vigorous and alive this is after 40 years of ageing. Vibrant and insisting on this powerful expression. Some dark chocolate shows up late, very nice.
    • Finish
      98 98
      Very long, warm, slightly peppery and leathery, with tobacco, strong coffee, and sweetness coming down nicely. Nothing at all going the wrong way. I took the rating up here on the finish compared to my review since it kept developing for almost an hour after the glass was empty, with new notes of espresso, cola, orange syrup, and other lovely notes showing up all the time. Just incredible.

  7. Danielito scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Fantastic whisky with a lot o flavor and tastes changing in time. Could be a bit more vibrant to be absolutely perfect. 8,5 out of 10 in my scale.

  8. Mimoo21 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Incredible whisky, I could only smell for hours on the glass.
    A big boy sherried whisky, very good no doubt with superb balance and fantastic finish.
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

  9. PJS1964 scored this whisky 94 points Member Junior

  10. PJS1964 scored this whisky 94 points Member Junior


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