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Glenfarclas 1993

Overall rating
88.83/100
votes
32
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Family Casks (Release Sp17)
Vintage
1993
Bottled
25.01.2017
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
3951
Number of bottles
536
Strength
59.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
11 May 2017 8:40 am by Schmausel
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 299,00

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32 × member ratings

33 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 1993

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.83 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [August, 2019] Oops, a Family Cask that slipped through my net in 2017 - but not in 2019...

    ...and thanks to the whisky gods this is a sample only. Despite a very dark colour this dram offers marginal sherry flavours only both in the nose and on the palate - as if the sherry does not dare to show up. Quite unusual, upon reduction with water just the malt flavours open up and the sherry prefers to stay in the background (I never had this before, at least I do not remember). Interesting to experience (once) but this is not my preferred drinking profile...
    • Nose
      85 85
      The colour is very dark at mahogany and the nose offers a modern sherry profile that is quite closed due to the high abv. It does not really open up upon breathing so I have to add some water, finally. The malt aromas are the first to pop up after the reduction and the distant whiff of sulphur in the neat nose now gets stronger (but still not unpleasant, rather like sulphured raisins). The sherry aromas do not show up even after a significant reduction which is very strange, to be honest.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The taste of the neat dram is very closed and shy too - neither the sherry nor the malt flavours dare to show up on the scene. Just the bitter wooden tannins enter the stage and turn the dram rather unpleasant. After adding some water the sherry stays in the background but the malty flavours enter the spotlight.
    • Finish
      84 84
      The dram arrives hot (59.6% abv) and a little coating on the palate with a minor bitter-drying mouthfeel (tannins). The finish is long and turns to the bitter side (heavy tannins at work). This is reduced by a fair share of water but now the taste of the dram flattens

  2. Lorion scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very well! The finish is extremely good. The palate weakens in comparison to something. 89 points in total.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Dark. Raisins, plums, slightly sulphurous gum. Juniper. Dark chocolate. Licorice flavors. Wall unit. These impressions are intense. Much more does not allow the wall but really.

      Water: Water opens the whisky a bit. Juniper is becoming more intense, with plenty of spices added.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Full. Enormously tingling, a trace too much. Rather dry. Plums, raisins. Black chocolate, bitter and dusty.

      Water: Hardly any changes, a little less tingling.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Very long, bitter, dry. Gorgeous!

  3. paal.ostbo scored this whisky 93 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. FrankDrebin scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      100 100
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. FrankDrebin scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    A wonderful, relatively old and mature Sherrymalt without bitterness or sulfur, very round, perfect balance, slightly more restrained in the nose than in the mouth. Needs little water to develop sensational. Even with over 55 percent perfect drinkable and without even the hint of alcoholic sharpness. Many young Family Casks have similar sherry power without the maturity and depth of this malts. A big movie theater! A fantastic Glenfarclas in the perfect age without weaknesses! He can take time to breathe! In my opinion a little low - at least exactly my prey scheme!
    • Nose
      Old, ripe sherry, lots of dark honey, dark brown rum, hazelnut, some wood polish and solvents at first, but after some time breathing away, with some peppermint in the background and more and more caramel over time. Long in the air, the nose becomes increasingly restrained.
    • Taste
      Wonderfully integrated alcohol, perfectly drinkable despite high volume percentages. A little rounder with very little water. Great sweet-sour start of dark cherries and Mozartkugel, so hazelnut and light nougat and a hint of pistachio. Sherry, sherry, sherry without end, with each sip more and better, mouth filling and watering. At first sweeter, then drier, without ever burning. Very ripe, long-pickled dark berries, dried plums, manly waffles or Knoppers, so a mixture of waffle, nut and chocolate flavors - but rather milk chocolate.
    • Finish
      Very sweet and long finish with nougat, Amarena cherries and old wooden box, then a bit astringent, nutty, slightly more walnut but no bitterness - slightly tanniniges mouthfeel. Mouth remains steamed for a very long time - endless aftertaste that makes you ecstatic and happy.

  6. Rien scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Lafiii scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

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