Glenfarclas 2004

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Premium Edition
Calculated age
10 years old
Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
59.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L 17 11 15 3 11:02 BB
Added on
30 Mar 2016 5:40 pm by Schmausel
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 63.56

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 2004

29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.99 points

  1. 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.

  2. rottendon scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    If you disregard the nose, which is varied, but has too high a proportion of rather unsavory notes, this is a nice, strong malt that at least goes well with the Christmas season in the mouth.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    Rather atypical Glenfarclas, it wasn't that woody, and I haven't actually had the rotten fruits at Glenfarclas. And no, there is probably no smoke there.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Immediately after pouring, a dark fruit basket with honey is full on the nose. Basically little change after standing, more acidity, less honey, some fermentation notes. Dark malt sweets. There could possibly be a little smoke involved. When the heat is applied, the fruits suddenly become light and sometimes slightly overgrown. The smoke is rather not confirmed. With more warmth, the proportion of acid rises further, and windfalls become unripe apples. Spices, cardamom and savory, and possibly some marjoram are added very late. Deer horn salt.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The start is very powerful with a delay, even a bit brisk towards the rear. On the aroma side, dark honey starts off intensely before some fruit is added, rather light fruit. It dries clearly towards the back, the mouthfeel is thick and creamy.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The finish is very long, whereby the dark sweetness, now almost toffee-like, lasts for a long time before a clear but very pleasant bitterness remains. It warms the chest for a long time and vigorously. Is there a trace of smoke after all?

  3. The_Independent scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A rock solid, young Glenfarclas. Delicious.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Without water: beautiful fruity sherry notes. Ripe yellow fruits. Unfortunately, very shy.

      With water: stronger and more voluminous. Unfortunately, it loses a lot of fruit. Now more nutty pastry notes, more spicy. Fruit only weak in the background - maybe peach.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Without water: very voluminous and sweet. The alcohol is strong, a little sharp but not unpleasant.

      With water: more expressive but also bitter. Pastries, roasted almonds, nut brittle, coffee, nice and spicy.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Very beautiful. Long and warm. Creamy sweetness, nut brittle, tiramisu, spicy oak.

  4. 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.

  5. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    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

  6. Dutchdram scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
      Lotssss of black and red (dried) fruits. I'm talking about raisins, dates, strawberries, blackberries, cranberries and sour cherries. There is a clear sherry note aswell. More sweeter now with a hint of caramel syrup. At the end a note that makes me think of motor-oil.
    • Taste
      94 94
      Again a great hint of sherry to start with. And also in the palate great hints of black and red (dried) fruits. Raisins all over which complement perfectly with blackberries. Sweet dates and plums are next up. A hint of a sorbet made of oranges. Some caramel fudge. And at the hint spicy as well with hints of nutmeg and oak.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long! You can taste the belly where it has been matured in. I'm talking about a hint of sherry oak. Caramel and cinnamon keeps lingering on and on for more than 15 minutes!

  7. LDB scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Strong - very strong.
    Diluting with water is of not much use.
    Not bad, but too much alcohol and too little flavours for me.

  8. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A young, but not so young-looking and very harmonious sherry malt with a strong body and nice barrel influence. Not particularly fruity, rather tart, spicy and dark. I would guess that a few barrels made from European oak have also been included. I like it surprisingly well, from the key data I had expected less.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Dark honey, cloves, cardamom, cocoa powder, tobacco leaves, and the only sweet and juicy ray of light, a hint of overripe orange. Old leather with water. Very dark and set in style, looks a bit older than ten years.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Without water: hui ui ui ...
      With (plenty of) water: dark chocolate, orange peel, a certain acidity that turns into sweetness again and again, again the tobacco, salty caramel, with plenty of roasted aromas (coffee, charcoal) and wood spice. Very straight forward, but also very good for its age. But you have to adjust it pretty precisely with water until it becomes really beautiful.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Nothing new is added, but what was there before sounds nice and even - and disproportionately long for the age. Chocolate, coffee, tobacco, leather ...

  9. Fight65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
      IT: 86
      B: 86
    • Finish
      85 85
      Slight missing note in the finish (bitter)

  10. Teomarg scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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


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