Glenfarclas 2004

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Refill Hogshead
2092 + 2676
Number of bottles
58.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L 08 09 15 1 19:39 BB
Bottled for
van Wees
Added on
24 nov 2015 7:47 pm by Erik Elixir
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 69.90

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63 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Glenfarclas 2004

9 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.64 points.

  1. Ruud6421 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    I like weird whiskies. I usually give bonuspoints for weirdness. But even for me, this is a bit too much. I kind of think this was a tainted sample.
    • Nose
      Furniture polish, varnish. Grapes. Cedar Wood. Flowers. Full nose, very rich. Something chemical, parfume? No hairspray! hmmm :/
    • Taste
      Whoah! Full on chemicals in your face! More hairspray, old spice, lighter fluid. Still the varnish. Grapes as well. Reminds me of aged grappa.
    • Finish
      Yes... Hairspray

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  3. Odinson scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Tomek scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: dry wine, raisins, plums, soy sauce, chocolate, honey, toffee, cinnamon
    Taste: plums, cherries, green tobacco, honey, dark chocolate, chili, raisins
    Finish: fruity, coffee, tobacco
    Rating: 5.5

  5. wncvirus scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: notes of apricot apple, nuts, light raisins with orange
    Taste: Alcohol felt with the first sip. But in the following approaches, whisky tastes creamy to sour apple.
    Rating: 86 | 100 Fruity, warming finish. I wasn't taken by that whisky. Unfortunately, this bottle did not stand out in any way

  6. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A surprisingly tasty whisky from a young refill hogshead. Cask Stength works very well.
    • Nose
      Complex. Mainly forest fruits, caramel, honey, oak, spices, flowers. Boat varnish and engine oil.
    • Taste
      Powerful. Wonderful combo of sweet fruits (especially orange), piquant spices and matured oak.
    • Finish
      Long, but dry, oaky, spicy.

  7. Daan Tje scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  8. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A harmonious Glenfarclas with neat "Bumms" in the taste. The nose is multi-layered and characterized by many different fruit nuances. Taste, the alcohol unfolds its full power. A relatively young but very delicious Glenfarclas from a Refill Hogshead. I like it very much!
    • Nose
      Strong and radiant amber makes my heart beat faster. Intense dark berry aroma permeates a strong alcohol note, tough streaks run back into the glass leisurely while the nose unfolds its full fruitiness. Apples, oranges, raisins, apricots and nuts mix with sweet caramel and honey. The alcohol is now very well integrated despite 58.6% and supports the fruit flavors. A touch of leather and butter biscuit is added.
    • Taste
      At the first sip, the power of the alcohol becomes noticeable. Spicy woody aromas and sweet fruit are quickly overshadowed by alcoholic sharpness. Slowly the sharpness stops and a dry mouthfeel arises. Creamy and then suddenly dry, the second sip pours over the tongue, light biting arises, again comes a touch of leather to light. A few drops of water make the Glenfarclas smoother and more fruity.
    • Finish
      With a pleasant sharpness under the tongue starts the finish. Dry wood and walnut shells, tart oak tones and now even more pronounced leather flavor make the beginning of the season come into their own. The fine, tart aroma remains in the mouth for a long time.

  9. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  10. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Ohh boy, ohh boy! What an intense and lush whisky! It needs some aeration time and warmth but your patience is rewarded by deep and rich layers of aromas. Sadly, for all you whisky lovers outside the Netherlands, this is only available in NL

    This is a bang for you buck whisky!! 
    • Nose
      A rich, full, powerful and balanced whisky with aromas of lush sherry, sultanas, forest honey, liquorice root, caramel, toffee, dried fruits (dates, figs, plums, peach), fudge, bitter orange marmalade, varnish, apples, pear, pineapple, passionfruit, rosewood, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, clove, coffee beans, chocolate, hint of leather, old tea and pick oak.
    • Taste
      A powerful, rich, full and complex whisky with aromas of pepper varnish, lush sherry, suppler, sultanas, marzipan, dried fruits (dates, figs, plums, apricots), lemon oil, orange zest, cinnamon, pepper, cloves, chocolate, allspice, cedar wood, tobacco, coffee beans, toffee, treacle, fudge, dark caramel, antique polish, beeswax, tannins, old oak, leather, bayleaf and liquorice root.
    • Finish
      A long, spicy and slightly drying finish with aromas of pepper, backing spiced, dried fruits, coffee, forest honey, bitter orange marmalade, tannins, antique polish, chocolade and spicy oak.


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