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Glenfarclas 2008

Overall rating
86.67/100
votes
49
Whiskybase ID
WB88042
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Rare Bottling
Vintage
2008
Bottled
07.2016
Casktype
Sherry Butt & Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
252 & 2391
Number of bottles
1004
Strength
59.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 12 07 16 1 12:36 BB
Bottled for
Flickenschild Whisky & Cigars, Itzehoe
Added on
18 Oct 2016 10:31 pm by XVII
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 74.90

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 2008

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.67 points

  1. Mannix65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    needs some play with water - but then for his small age a nice drop - very good barrel selection
    • Nose
      first hot alcoholic, so some water in - now clearly chocolate, raisins, orange, coffee powder, ripe red grapes, blackberries, blueberry pie
    • Taste
      A surprising amount of malt on the sherry bed, dark bread, overripe red grapes, raisins, nuts - tickles on the tongue
    • Finish
      medium length sherry

  2. Mannix65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. rottendon scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Hm, I spontaneously remember Glenfarclas. Lots of sherry and a lot of bitter. It does not necessarily kill me now, but it's not bad either.

    Notes from a blind tasting.
    • Nose
      Color is Burnt Umber without the reddish touch - inbetween Tawny and Brown Sherry Very sherrylastig, sweet, dark, full. Plums, fruit syrup, time also brings some herbs. Butter and generally takes the sweetness. More time, more butter and herbs, in approach almost medical. The plums get a touched touch. When heated, it looks a bit lighter-colored, and now the alcohol is biting slightly in the nose.
    • Taste
      But it is quite tart in the taste, the sweetness is present as a dark honey, but is clearly dominated by herbs and menthol. The mouthfeel is fat, the onset powerful, a bit spicy almost.
    • Finish
      The finish becomes increasingly sweeter as menthol subsides. Altogether quite long, with a memory of herbal sweets.

  4. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I like it. Juicy sherry nose, neat oak, spices also some resin and honey. Pure, strong, sour fruity, sherry. With water almost a bit bitter. Finish: long, but not too long. Sherry, oak, the usual. Conclusion: a great sherry whisky with a lot of power, sherry and oak.

  5. edhunter15 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    This Glenfarclas bring exactly what I want with young intense sherry malts. Due to the significant sherry influence, it already shows a pronounced maturity and delivers the typical spicy oak notes, the old fruitiness and the creamy chocolate aromas, which make up for me a good sherry whisky. In addition, however, the distilling character of Glenfarclas can prevail with the aromatic pastry notes, making it a rather complex overall impression. I'm excited!
    • Nose
      Intense fruity-sweet and at the same time chocolatey sherry aromas (red grapes, ripe cherries, lots of fruity red wine and warm chocolate brownies) are flowing wonderfully into my first nose. Behind it quickly show sweet malt and Hefignignoten and pleasant musty leather and oak flavors. With a little oxygen, the fruit notes open again and next to intense dates and figs that make the whisky seem very ripe, I now also perceive fresh peach and banana flavors.
    • Taste
      The taste is characterized by a lot of old and sweet sherry, a very aromatic spicy-dry oak (dark chocolate, espresso beans) and also very pleasant leather notes. As with Glenfarclas, these aromas are accompanied by a distinct chocolate biscuit note.
    • Finish
      The finish is also dominated by the sherry notes and the dark chocolate. Sweet-spicy nut flavors (walnut, hazelnut), apple rings and a subtle peach sweetness are now on show.

  6. mema82 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

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

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      86 86

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