Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
40 years old
Sherry Cask
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
17th Annual Whisky Awards On Back Label
Bottle code
L 26 11 13
Added on
19 Feb 2016 9:12 pm by Whiskyblue

Average value

€ 870.89

19 × in wishlist

45 × member ratings

63 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 40-year-old

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.45 points

  1. Wolfe Tone scored this whisky 96 points Member Senior

    Amazing stuff from Glenfarclas, and used to be quite affordable as well.
    • Nose
      Very complex and rich; big sherry, big age, big character but ever so elegant. Oak polish, leather, cedar wood cigar boxes show the age of this in a beautiful way. Then the sweet sherry takes hold and we get a complex and rich combination of chocolate orange, blackcurrant marmalade, butterscotch, prunes, raisin, roasted coffee and molasses. Then it’s on to the spices, with pepper and some tobacco.
    • Taste
      Rich and intense and typical Glenfarclas. Dried fruits, chocolate raisins, dates, figs, orange peel, all the big sherry flavours are present. Then spices and thick espresso coffee as well as some of the marmelade again.
    • Finish
      Finish is long and rich, with oak of course, but also some chocolate, walnut and almond. Drying, but never gets to dry or tannic. Magnificent stuff. I could just smell this all day without even drinking it.

  2. OJK scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Pretty huge and complex. Cigar smoke and aniseed, pine cones and maple syrup, eucalyptus and honey, bananas and almonds, coconut and black pepper, oranges and diesel. Rich and enveloping on the palate, with a fuller and oilier body than the 46% would suggest. Not at all overwhelmed by spicy tannins after 40 years in wood, the freshness and softness of the tropical fruit and honey is impressive. Some lovely eucalyptus smoke, salted dark chocolate and sweet butter on the finish. A very grand dram.

  3. BehindSpace scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  5. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Tasted a sample from Larkenshoeve. Thanks!
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Fantastic whisky. More fruity than I thought.
    • Nose
      Tropical fruit, banana, passion fruit, mango, subtle oak, brown sugar, crème brûlée
    • Taste
      Full, sweet, dark red fruit, oak, crème brûlée, oak, 
    • Finish
      medium long, not bitter, not drying, red fruits, oak, brown sugar

  7. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:


  8. Whisky-Tester did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      95 95


Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2021

Forgot your password?