Glenfarclas 1989

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Christmas Edition
Stated Age
26 years old
Oloroso Sherry Casks
see notes
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
17 Aug 2016 5:53 pm by Schmausel

Average value

€ 130.97

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136 × member ratings

268 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 1989

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.37 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    The nose of Glenfarclas is really great. Old sherry aromas and old wood notes whet the appetite for more. In terms of taste, this malt is characterized more by dark barrel and sherry flavors than by fruity sherry. I miss a bit the fruitiness in the taste, the deep and tart wood flavors also have their charm and give this Glenfarclas more maturity. A great malt, which certainly comes at Christmas in the circle of the family in the light of the lights in the glass!
    • Nose
      Wow, what a color! Immediately after pouring, powerful old sherry aroma rises from the glass. Old oak tones are immediately mixed with dark berries such as date and raisins. A hint of citrus and orange peel comes from the intensifying sherry. A blend of subtle leather, dried tobacco leaves and chocolate whets the appetite for more. My salivation is massively stimulated. A few more times the strong aroma inhaled, then I want to finally drink the Glenfarclas.
    • Taste
      After the first sip, subtle tart oak tones immediately appear. Short flash of mild and fruity Sherry. Slowly, a full-bodied and spicy oak aroma, a slight sharpness arises and leaves a subtle tingling and bizzelling in the entire palate. The fruity wood notes become bitter and bitter, fine walnut aroma is created.
    • Finish
      The spicy oak flavors are becoming increasingly bitter. Again a touch of leather and dried tobacco leaves, some espresso powder melts on the tongue. The dark berries thrust briefly through the oak tones before the spicy wood dominates again. A great aroma of ripe walnuts finishes the finish. The finely tart wood aromas still sound.

  2. Gloin scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful classic Glenfarclas with a lot of sherry, but also the Glenfaclas own spiciness and herbal note. All around, without being really outstanding. There is a lack of depth and independence for this.

  3. Phillidae scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Together with the No. 18 so far my favorite from the house Glenfarclas.
    • Nose
      A beguiling sherry aroma. Sweet spicy fruit with a hint of glue. Orange, plum a little raisin with some delicate chocolate and other tart notes like leather and tobacco.
    • Taste
      Slightly tingling pepper builds up, along with a slight sweetness on the tip of the tongue. After swallowing, the pronounced oak appears spicier, as the first nose suggests. Becoming slightly bitter at the back. Walnut hits it very well.
    • Finish
      Dry, dry finish, the bitterness of the oak remains long in the mouth. Coffee, possibly unsweetened cocoa.

  4. Schmausel scored this whisky 88 points Administrator

    used casks - destilled

    cask 12820 - 27.12.1989
    cask 12831 - 27.12.1989
    cask 13014 - 27.12.1989
    cask  25670 - 27.12.1989

  5. Deloti scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Grain and red fruits. Very good
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. pianoman scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Round. Dry sherry, honey, hazelnut. Light raisins, orange peel and a trace of wax. Vanilla, new leather.
    • Taste
      Creamy. Dried fruit, candied orange, some nougat and cinnamon. Bright plums, white chocolate. Walnuts, mellow black tea.

  7. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very good Glenfarclas, real winter dram here.
    • Nose
      Speculoos, cloves, dates, orange peel, dried tobacco leaves, ginger, nutmeg, star anise, cardamom
    • Taste
      Full dark honey, bitter orange, baked apple, ginger, camphor, oak dipped in honey, nutmeg, leaves, chest of drawers, nuts
    • Finish
      Anise, beautiful oak notes, the tobacco leaves of the nose again, walnut, medium to long

  8. MadScientist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. Andreas W. scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  10. Ra_Di scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89


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