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Overall rating
88.23/100
votes
50
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 06 02 15 3 11:27 BB
Barcode
5018066254317
Added on
21 Jun 2017 6:00 pm by Wouter92
Uncolored

Average value

€ 113.65

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 25-year-old

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.23 points

  1. matfrl scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  2. marmeladow scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Final dram of my third bottle. Slightly weaker than the previously enjoyed bottlings from 2017. Still a grandiose, well-matured sherry whisky from Glenfarclas with a sensationally low price. Enjoyed today with 30 minutes standing time and 20 gtt water on the double-dram for another 60 minutes. Highly recommended to spend a cozy evening with a log fire, pipe and reading
    • Nose
      91 91
      earthy, slightly muffing like old wine cellars, many tones of oak barrels with spice and the notes of old amontillado sherry
    • Taste
      93 93
      dark, interwoven, difficult to decipher: cognac, sherry, nut, dark chocolate, clear flavor
    • Finish
      92 92
      long-lasting. Nutty, sherry, cognac, sweetness, men's chocolate, malt in perfect marriage

  3. marmeladow scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    With a standing time of 40 minutes in the nosing glass, it arrives terrific. Not old-fashioned cognac whisky, but rather younger looking, with all the beautiful notes of perfect sherry barrel ripening, while presenting spice and oak in a harmonious form.
    Today - as far as the memories bear - no waste against the previously enjoyed 2017 bottling.
    It needs rest and time to present itself in all its subtle nuances.
    Perfect

  4. yj25 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. butt scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. Erik1908 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The 3rd in lineup after the 15y and 21y. A 25y old whisky at 99 Euro is not bad. Imho, this whsiky goes into the direction of Glendronach. Very strong sherry influences. Maybe a bit too much in my opinion. Glendronach has more body though. I guess I prefer the 21y in the lineup of 3.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Full body sherry nose. Fruits and vanilla are there as well.
    • Taste
      86 86
      A bit "thin" (compared to the nose). This could have been better when bottled at a higher abv. Sherry of course. Mild spices, vanilla and fruits.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium long to long. Sherry mouth disappears slowly

  7. GlenMichach scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Still, this Glenfarclas does not make it easy for me to dissolve it.

    Locked, he lies in the glass and "silent", almost, because a delicate, sweet and malty sherry touch is in the air. Not intrusive and demanding attention, but subtle - almost shy. A while in the glass does him good. The alcohol is barely noticeable in the nose. Somehow I have to think of pear compote with some vanilla. Even cooked, crushed raisins haunt my brain. Is that batter with some lemon? All fragrances look delicate, unruffled and are difficult to decode for me. Complex halt. In any case, I like the smell. He acts on me and in a pleasant way mysterious. I can relax wonderfully with him in the glass.

    On the palate, he reports a bit stronger. Diverse wood and chocolate tones swing around. Now the alcohol is felt, but not unpleasant. A pleasant bitterness initiates the finish. In the meantime, a certain dryness makes the teeth dull. He stays awhile and an elegant, powerful spice dresses the mouth. Comfortable warmth spreads. Dryness and dark chocolate waving farewell.

    At the risk of repeating myself, but this malt is hard for me to decipher. Nevertheless, he likes me.

  8. djmaxliving scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Nose -  Vanilla, spirit, popcorn, oak, dunnage, wafers and green fruit.

    Mouth -  Oak, spirit, lemon tart,oily & vanilla pod. 

    Finish - Mouth coating, oak and light wood sap. 

    Thoughts -  You are still get the spirit character, for such and older whisky and very reasonable priced for a 25 year old. Was expecting more sherry cask influence, but I suspect it has been matured solely in American oak casks. Getting a bit too much oak for my own liking. With water the nose does not change but more oak creeps in on the taste. 

  9. Glen Krid scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. Gerhans scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Well, this is an eye opener. To be honest, I would not consider myself a Genfarclas advocate in the slightest, so this dram took me completely by surprise. Much more complexity and depth compared to the in my opinion lackluster 21y/o. If you like your speyside sherried, this is a no-brainer, especially at this pricepoint.
    • Nose
      A wonderful, full nose. Sherry, some fresh spices (almost minty/menthol like) and fresh fruits. After a while, some pleasant musty oakiness shines through. Great sherried speyside nose overal.
    • Taste
      Wow! Really vibrant for its age and abv, with a nice balance between spices and sherry. Some chocolate comes through, with more spices and some nutiness and buttercream. Mouthcoating spiciness.
    • Finish
      From the strong starting taste, the finish couldn't be more different. It comes through incredibly smooth. Very buttery and chocolate like, with vanilla and malt giving way to oaky and really enjoyable coffee notes. Simply amazing.

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