Glenfarclas 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
New Label
Stated Age
12 years old
43.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
12 Jul 2009 12:57 pm

Average value

€ 49.78

5 × in wishlist

22 × member ratings

96 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 12-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.10 points

  1. mjke scored this whisky 81 points Newbie

    Sweet, pleasant, sherry, citrus, more weighty than expected. A perfectly pleasant 12 year old.

  2. Oloroso-Butt did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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

  3. erogers scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    An exceptional single malt.  One of the best 12 year old Speyside whiskies I’ve tasted to-date.  It just oozes quality and craftsmanship.  The fact that caramel coloring is not added is a definite plus.  If you live in an area that offers this bottling, definitely give it a try.
    • Nose
      Sherry-grape, buttercream, a touch of mint with a slight wisp of vanilla, and a bit of oak wood.
    • Taste
      Crisp and slightly biting, with more buttercream/butterscotch, slightly nutty.  Perhaps even a hint of peat.
    • Finish
      The grape notes return, mixed with vanilla and a bit of nougat.

  4. EliR07 scored this whisky 82 points Newbie

    A very solid sherried malt. A bit unexpected with the rum-like notes and the herbal tea I was picking up but it all worked together well. Nothing stellar but it definitely won’t disappoint, especially if go into it knowing this is intended as an entry level (along with the 10year old) into the Glenfarclas line.
    • Nose
      Caramelized plantains, sugar cane, and moist chocolate cake. Very rum like notes at first. The sherry maturation becomes apparent now with figs, sultanas, grape jelly and apricot. I’m also getting some wet grassiness, ginger, licorice, touches of mint, coffee roast and a nice oak aromas. Also an earthy oolong tea note as well. Not the most complex but still a decent bouquet.
    • Taste
      Sweet chocolate candy (think milk duds), orange juice, plantains and raisins. Nice entry. Then the sherry, herbal tea, rum cake (again with the rum?), grape jelly and dried figs. I’m getting some café cubano, cherry lozenges, orange peel and honey as it heads towards the finish
    • Finish
      Sherry and cappuccino along with a hints of the herbal tea and orange rind. It’s a rather long finish.

  5. Lafroy scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Strong notes of sherry and heavy spirit. It
      starts with cherry in alcohol, some white chocolate, light burned oak, sawdust,
      additionally, notes of strawberries and melon.
    • Taste
      At first contact it strikes with powerful spirits,
      then light citrus notes, dryness, a little bit of white pepper. Eventually some
      sourness, light bitterness and delicate hot sensation in palate.
    • Finish
      Medium long, light, sweet, bitter and semidry.


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