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Glenfarclas 1979

Overall rating
90.83/100
votes
8
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Family Casks (Release Sp17)
Vintage
1979
Bottled
24.01.2017
Calculated age
37 years old
Casktype
4th Fill Hogshead
Casknumber
8817
Number of bottles
210
Strength
49.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
31 May 2017 1:38 pm by boy_genius_ck

Average value

€ 925,16

6 × in wishlist

8 × member ratings

14 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 1979

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.83 points

  1. SchottenDicht scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    An incredibly good, outstanding whisky that has matured to the point and is not a boring sherry board. Refill must taste like that.

    Nose: Bright fruit, wonderfully sweet, you could almost think of a bourbon barrel. After 45 minutes, it then tilts towards dark fruits, a hint of yeast and bread dough, but just because of that tasty.
    Aroma: Again bright fruits, later red grapes. With more time fermented kumquats and then of course wood. But not too much, no bitter bomb - luckily.
    Finish: Long, so long. I'm excited. The tongue tingles on, you have for minutes light woodiness but also more fermented fruit on the tongue.

    Really amazing.

  2. Schreihals scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Despite 4th Fill one of the better whiskys. You can tell him the age and I'm glad to have tried him. At the beginning I was a bit disappointed, but then he convinced me a lot because he suddenly became complex and so complex ...
    • Nose
      91 91
      The nose is full of sweet aromas, light fruits, fermented pears, apricots and then suddenly comes plum, dried fruit, sultanas, raisins
      After a few minutes, the wood knocks on and into the glass, extremely dry notes - the sweet has disappeared
      Later on the third sip - wow - sweeter and less wood again
    • Taste
      93 93
      In the mouth an incredible, extremely intense sweetness, milk chocolate, Toffifee
      In the second attempt comes the wood, the Tanine dominate now and it gets bitter - very fine. Unbelievable how the whisky has changed in a very short time.
      The third sip in the mouth again sweet - then the wood but a thick board in the mouth - holla the forest fairy, am I woodpecker or what?
    • Finish
      91 91
      quite long and warm, still the chocolate that is slowly becoming dark chocolate
      After a few minutes a new attempt and the finish is only 99% cocoa bean - sucked. Above all, the dark chocolate is still in the mouth for a very long time - it's warm
      The third finish then shorter again - but still very intense - I like this chocolate - where can I buy the? ????

  3. Lady Dram scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

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