Glenfarclas 1996

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Rare Bottling
Calculated age
20 years old
Oloroso Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L14 03 17 3 14:34 BB
de Germany
Added on
21 Apr 2017 4:34 pm by Schmausel

Average value

€ 79.94

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 1996

36 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.38 points

  1. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A Glenfarclas who likes it quite a bit. Like the last 1996er.
    • Nose
      slightly sweet on the nose, but also slightly tart, grape seeds, light fruit with fruit acid, apples and pears, old leather, roasted aromas, quite dry
    • Taste
      oily mouthfeel, the fruits become riper and darker, nuts, hanuta, roasted nuts, dark chocolate
    • Finish
      the hanuta is getting more intense with some apple peel

  2. Malthead19 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    - very distinctive strong sherry whisky,
    - typical Glenfarclas sherry note
    - very good quality at a great price (then 65 € !!!)
    - Quality and PLV for a 20 year old sherry whisky really bomb!
    • Nose
      very fruity, fresh sherry smell, flowery, direct impression of spring
    • Taste
      powerful start, strong voluminous sherry, oak, buttery
    • Finish
      medium-long finish;
      medium-long fruity aftertaste

  3. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Glenfarclas rarely disappoints me, the Limited Rare Bottlings even more rarely. Will be confirmed here again. The family still has an incredible number of good old barrels in stock. Measured against the very low price for the issue (we are talking about more than 20 years of sherry barrel maturation!) An excellent drop. The PLV would have earned 90+ points. Clean thing!
    • Nose
      84 84
      Clear sherry barrel, here first on the light, sour side. Crunchy red apples, quinces, apricot, peach stone, nutmeg. It gets sweeter over time, sugar syrup, some cereals are added. A hint of citrus and peach again. I often remember older Glenfarclas more chocolatey and nutty, so I'm curious to see how it goes.
    • Taste
      87 87
      There he is, the Glenfarclas. Unmistakable. Starts sparkling and intense, despite the "only" 46%. The typical components of nuts and dark chocolate complement the fruity nose to the typical piglet profile. Spicy wood aromas round off wonderfully.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Student food with chocolate fades away, fruity and spicy main tones remain, then the chocolate plays in again. More grape nut than bitter, great! Candied apples on the hype. Relatively long, here the malt has its strength.

  4. Albaron scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    Interesting whisky, which is quite strong, but rather from the body and not by the alcohol, interesting fruit combination, not very complex, but still exciting, yummy
    • Nose
      Pear, slightly sour, a little bit of menthol, vanilla, slightly vinous, a hint of grape seeds, a bit mineral
    • Taste
      here too the pear, star fruit, also the grape seeds, with fresh menthol, vanilla, which then lead into the finish
    • Finish
      here are still the fruits, then again the grape seeds, which mix with a few tannins

  5. Moses scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    This whisky doesn't have to hide. Seen from the PLV, nothing goes wrong here. And it gets even better when it gets some time to breathe in the glass.
    • Nose
      The nose is not that overwhelming now. I already had better ones in my glass. But very solid with no rough edges. Delicate spices with refreshing fruits.
    • Taste
      Very full-bodied with creamy jam. Well coordinated, red and light fruits come together with sherry and fill the mouth very pleasantly. Subtle smoke.
    • Finish
      Medium length. Typical finish with buttery dark chocolate. But not bitter. Spicy oak and light wood.

  6. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Starts wonderfully dense, colplex and ripe. Creamy maltiness, almost trifle-like and orange cream. Later also dried figs, raisins, almonds, cocoa dust and the typical for Glenfaclas seasoning. After some time Muscobadozucker follow, over ripe plums, raspberries, Hutzelbirnen, oak and forest honey. Insegsamt very nicely put together!
    • Taste
      Spicy start with oak, dry sherry, some pepper, allspice, dried fruit and ginger cake. Later also grassy notes, ground walnuts, dark chocolate and leather.
    • Finish
      Long and wonderfully full. Sherrytönig, trail mix, hazelnut and almond.

  7. PeterBlair scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    "Classic" successful Glenfarclas with the beautiful interplay of sweet fruitiness and dry sherry aromas, also sharpness. Overall very tasty.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet fruit between mirabelle and very sweet orange, caramel, wood note
    • Taste
      86 86
      At first dry, then development of a full-bodied caramel-heavy fruitiness, which soon turns into a dry and peppery sharpness. Well-integrated alcohol.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Dry, getting hotter, then the typical dry smoky note reminiscent of ash.

  8. Chesterfield scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  10. Svarttt scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Neat Glenfarclas. The Oloroso bottlings are usually a safe bank for me.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86


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