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Glenfarclas 2007

Overall rating
79.56/100
votes
34
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Christmas Edition
Vintage
17.12.2007
Bottled
08.2016
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Casks
Casknumber
2631, 2632 & 2664
Number of bottles
1200
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5018066160243
Added on
17 Aug 2016 5:53 pm by Schmausel
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 55.71

9 × in wishlist

34 × member ratings

76 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 2007

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.56 points

  1. wbarchive_618617 scored this whisky 50 points Expert Junior

    Bah, I do not remember ever having something so bad in the glass of Glenfarclas. Only hot and sweet, it is very quickly unpleasant bitter. From Oloroso Sherry is virtually nothing to feel. Completely immature and unbalanced. One is glad, if one finally loses the taste again.
    • Nose
      piercing, fermented fruit, subliminal cereal notes, wet wood
    • Taste
      sprightly, spicy, very light, not identifiable fruit notes, first sweet, it is very quickly unpleasant bitter
    • Finish
      medium long, spicy, woody

  2. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    Oh boy, somebody must've been naughty throughout the year to get this as a Christmas present...
    Seriously, while this may not be really bad malt, it certainly is not what one would expect a Glenfarclas to be - hopefully not a sign of years to come.

    The casks must be at least 3rd or 4th fill as the "matured in Oloroso Sherry Casks" on the label sounds more like satire after you poured some of the light liquid into your glass.

    A young spirit of inferior quality than the normal 15 for the same price, and also inferior to every 105 I had thus far for that matter.
    If you concentrate very hard, you actually CAN spot one or the other sherry molecule in the finish, no joke but no solace, either.
    The choice of a brown colored bottle almost comes across like attempted fraud. GF should know that these things just won't fly in times of the internet.

    Given what you get, I could've understood a non-christmas malt version of this bottling (b/c christmas you associate with all those nice sherry flavors) in a clear bottle for about £26/€30.Mind you, 3 barrels were used and this was the best result/version they came up with (granted they cared in the first place).
    In lack of good sherry casks, they had better used active ex-bourbon barrels, it would have left more of an impact. But no, they needed to stay true to their sherry heritage - on the label... :-(

  3. FrankDrebin scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. FrankDrebin scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Wonderful malt, slightly younger, because the bitterness is missing. Seems less old than the 15s, but much more impressive than the younger standards. But he has a complex fruitiness and a distinctive Christmas profile that you could call almost cheesy.
    • Nose
      Not really classic Glenfarclas nose, sherry, cherries, strawberries and blackberries in rum, sweet and in the background a delicate scent of pineapple and peach, red apples and pears. Unbelievably beautiful, lovely-fruity, complex nose.
    • Taste
      Wonderful, creamy, fruity, smooth onset, fruit aromas without end, lush and malty, only late drying slowly. Mouth-filling, the cheeks plump, tender tingling, light parvoving, beautiful balance of Glenfarclas basic character and useful selected sherry casks. The second sip of nice spicy, Christmas flavors of Christmas pudding, candied cherries and butter biscuits.
    • Finish
      Long, warming, mouth-filling, fruity, spicy, dry but not bitter at all, it leaves a hint of custard with strawberries.

  5. Pilatus did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      83 83

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

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. Alastor scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Dominant alcohol with smell and taste. Otherwise acceptable. The sherry is very well hidden. Long finish as positive rating.

  8. Hane*92 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    If you expect a sherry whisky, this is definitely the wrong address. Overall, rather meaningless, alcohol and youth are not very well involved. For 50 EUR not exactly a bargain for the offered.
    • Nose
      Color: For a sherry-matured whisky no color, for an ex-bourbon it would still be quite light. After all, darker than the Laga 8

      Nose: vanilla, caramel, you can feel the youth in the first turn, some disturbing alcohol, caramel chocolate, apricots, some orange, sherry? Not existent! Much more can not be found in the first nose.
    • Taste
      first spicy, spicy, again vanilla and caramel and milk chocolate, low oak, creamy and quite sweet, light citrus fruit
    • Finish
      Quite short, mild and soft, now subtle bitterness (for a Glenfarclas), dark chocolate, oak and again remaining caramel

  10. MadScientist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

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