Glenfarclas 1979

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Special Release
Stated Age
37 years old
Plain Oak Cask
Number of bottles
46.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Eiling Lim
Added on
17 sep 2016 8:23 pm by Schmausel
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 868.90

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Whisky reviews for Glenfarclas 1979

11 users have left 13 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.77 points.

  1. SuppenHuhn scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. pianoman scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Elegant, deep. Ripe yellow apples, juicy oranges. Wax. Olive oil. Vanilla. antique wood Raisins, honey, fir resin. A touch of rosemary.
    • Taste
      Oily and fruity with a pleasant spiciness. Oranges, peach, mango, passion fruit. Flowerhoney. Marzipan. Mousse au Chocolat. walnuts Some espresso.

  3. daverdaz scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. daverdaz scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Sweet as sugar, megafruity, and slightly fresh at the end. Absolute dream material!!!!!

  5. K C Wong scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

  6. Cobo scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Sold in July 2020 for nearly 800 GBP at Whiskyauctioneer

  7. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    This is really a great whisky! Very well selected Eiling;) Beautiful nose, pleasant in the mouth and spicy finish. I like it.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  8. Andytka3 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Thin layer of oily petro, engine oil filled garage, don't get me wrong,
    please imagine you are in a posh and clean workshop please (lol). Some
    earthy notes that evolve to alluring sunflower seeds, nutty and
    beautiful malt barn. Bright and steel-y fresh mineral filled notes.
    Juicy fruits of tangerine, orange and perhaps some earthy lychee filled the pack. Quite extraordinary, and solid. P- Big mesmerizing spicy notes with excellent weight, not a powerhouse
    but well build with compact fine wood fragrant. Layers of buttered
    citrus fruit sauce.

    F- Long, smooth as silk, dollops of bold
    yet well balance, fiery yet with finesse liquid gold. Maltose with
    crushed roasted mixed nuts. A release that make Malaysian proud.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      96 96

  9. lukeboone scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

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

  10. lukeboone scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    If you let it breath more, the passion fruits become more prominent. This dram really needs air! 
    • Nose
      honey, caramel, honey roasted nuts, over ripe soft green pear, apricot
    • Taste
      orange, oaky, green pear, dried mango, passion fruits. 
    • Finish
      Lingering fruity finish with hints of mangoes, orange and passion fruit. Some oaky dryness as well 

  11. magic_slim scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Very complex and tasty, much better than the sister cask 8802.
    • Nose
      Delicate, smooth, fresh and fruity at first nosing. Orange blossoms and sweet raspberry juice! Vanilla, caramel and oak are coming up after a while. A lovely nose.
    • Taste
      Wow, this one is really tasty! Smooth, delicate and fruity with toffee, sandalwood, ginger and white pepper coming up. Becomes sweeter after awhile. 
    • Finish
      Long with notes of toffee and sandalwood lingering on.

  12. Th3WhiskyColl3ctor scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

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

  13. ak47 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    "This is an upcoming release from Eiling Lim, an official bottling of Glenfarclas, from a cask that she had been following for quite a while since she discovered it in a warehouse tasting.

    There aren’t that many 100% bourbon Glenfarclas around, but it seems 1979 has quite a few of them. Usually these “plain oak” casks are hogsheads rebuilt from staves that once formed a bourbon barrel. We’re expecting a burst of tropical fruits.



    Glenfarclas 1979 cask #8818 for Eiling LimGlenfarclas 37 yo 1979

    (46,9%, OB for Eiling Lim 2016, plain oak cask #8818, 188 btl.)

    Nose: very fruity indeed, although rather more on white fruits than on tropical fruits. Oranges, apricots, whitecurrant. Plenty of vanilla, plenty of oak as well, in a nice polished way. Lemon wax. After a while it does go towards fresh pineapples with a hint of coconut. Maybe just a hint of patchouli. In the background there are very subtle herbs, mint and a slight leathery edge. 

    Mouth: a bit lightweight but nicely oily, and it shows lots of fresh tangerines, pineapples and pears. Not too much vanilla, instead some ginger and green cardamom. Hints of almonds and buttery toffee too. Finish: medium long, with the minty notes, coconut and varnished oak staying strong.

    This is a rather delicate example of bourbon matured Glenfarclas, full of elegant fruity notes, including some tropical hints. Very balanced oaky notes and no astringency whatsoever. Really good. Around € 420, available soon.

    Score: 91/100"

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