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Glenfarclas 2004

Overall rating
85.80/100
votes
88
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Premium Edition
Vintage
2004
Bottled
17.11.2015
Calculated age
10 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
59.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 17 11 15 3 11:02 BB
Barcode
5018066150152
Added on
30 Mar 2016 5:40 pm by Schmausel
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 72,05

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 2004

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.80 points

  1. Falnor scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    I you like your sherry, I mean whisky like a bomb go for it. Still the 105, is a better value for money.
    • Nose
      Quite strong and heavy. Good amount of sweetness from vanilla next to sherry tones. This baby gives a lot of punch! Fresh oranges and dark chocolate with some seasalt.
    • Taste
      Fruit mixed with black pepper. Chocolate with chilli peppers. Raisins and some apple.
    • Finish
      Big and mouthfilling, but not overly long. Cacao, vanilla and gets a little bitter.

  2. schero scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Good drinkable and as for Glenfarclas typically much value for a narrow Euro :-)
    • Nose
      Raisins, light spruce needles, orange juice, almonds, noticeable alcohol, light oak
    • Taste
      Sweet and creamy with a strong onset, oak flavor
    • Finish
      The oak and the alcohol dominate, then everything fades quickly, leaving only a slight moisture

  3. didi1893 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A wonderful nose makes you hungry for more. The flavor is dominated by spicy oak aroma. The Glenfarclas tolerates water properly. This Glenfarclas seduces not by its sherry aroma but by its spicy oak aroma. Very good PLV and delicious taste. I like it very much!
    • Nose
      Sweet fruity sherry rises in the nose. Fine but spicy oak notes are added. The 59.8% alcohol is wonderfully integrated. Fine orange and apricot aroma blends with the spicy oak. A delicious sweetness lies all over the nose.
    • Taste
      At first, fine and spicy oak dominates. The high alcohol content tingles in the mouth, but absolutely does not bother. The second sip is accompanied by fine citrus notes and subtle sherry. The addition of a little water completes the taste. The fine spicy oak and the fruity aromas play together. The strong alcohol content is still noticeable.
    • Finish
      The finish is dominated by the spicy oak. Long-lasting heat turns into slight pungency and tingle. Nut aromas finish the spicy finish.

  4. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    This one is really very close to the 105, same intensity, same alcoholblast. Maybe a little less fruity and little bit more coffee-like notes, but over all quite similar.
    Concerning the price though, I would certainly go for the 105 instead of this one.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Intense nose, a lot of alcohol, a lot of sherrycask influence. Prunes, coffee, some chocolate.
    • Taste
      86 86
      A lot of pepper, intense, this one come in like a bomb. Fruity, prunes, coffee, some chocolate and honey, alcohol is very prominent.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Still a lot of pepper, intense, warming, prunes and honey, some chocolate. Pretty long, with a little bitterness underneath now as well.Lot's of alcohol.

  5. McMoulis scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

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

  6. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Raisins, earthy and spicy, sweet and balanced but not that thick

  7. Lorion scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting : Without water a bit too blatant for me in most moments, with a few drops, however, quite delicious. 83 points
    • Nose
      Direct and unmistakable -> Sherry, young and intense. It can be felt that we are dealing here with a cask strength. No sooner are you sure to have a young and wild sherry bomb under your nose, heavier aromas are mixed with wood, which I would rather expect from not so young whiskys. Raisins, walnuts, plums, oak spices - all presented in powerful intensity. Water : A few drops of water lift the Nussigkeit out more
    • Taste
      Powerful and definitely influenced by a noticeable alcohol, a bit alcoholic, tingling and intense. It is dominated by a spiciness and bitter bitterness. Fruits come through. It is neither a sweet, nor a particularly dry mouthfeel. Plum and walnut along with the ever present seasoning remain as the three distinctive tastes in the mouth. Water : a bit milder.
    • Finish
      The heat in the throat remains long, the taste remains medium-long and characterized by the spice.

  8. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      A full nose of sherry sweetness. Light oak and the better quality mix of herbs. Light smoke on the edge.
    • Taste
      Spicy with a sugery sweetness, sherry and smoke. Little refreshing  orange sourishness, malt and vanilla.
    • Finish
      Medium finish, sweet, warming, oak and a very fine bitterness.

  10. Cubey666 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at Whisky in Leiden 2017
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

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