- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 25 years old
- Sherry Cask
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- L 06 02 15 3 11:27 BB
- Added on
- 21 Jun 2017 6:00 pm by Wouter92
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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 25-year-old
13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.39 points
- Belongs in every house bar, in my opinion, the cheapest full sherry25
- 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
earthy, slightly muffing like old wine cellars, many tones of oak barrels with spice and the notes of old amontillado sherry
dark, interwoven, difficult to decipher: cognac, sherry, nut, dark chocolate, clear flavor
long-lasting. Nutty, sherry, cognac, sweetness, men's chocolate, malt in perfect marriage
- 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.
- 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.
Full body sherry nose. Fruits and vanilla are there as well.
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.
Medium long to long. Sherry mouth disappears slowly
- 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.
- 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.