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Glenfarclas 15-year-old

Overall rating
85.26/100
votes
37
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
New Label
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 22 03 16 3 12:43 BB
Barcode
5018066154617
Added on
04 Jul 2017 9:54 pm by ErrHaBe
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 46.36

2 × in wishlist

37 × member ratings

73 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 15-year-old

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.26 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Its fine but lacks complexity and depth compared to the 15 year olds of 7-10 years ago.
    • Nose
      Prune, ripe plum, a little ginger spice, milk chocolate, hint of orange.
    • Taste
      Creamy on the palate but also a little rough and what I call gritty.

      It is actually a little flat on the palate, taste wise there is plum, caramel and some slight chocolate notes.
    • Finish
      Fades to quickly for me, but there is a pleasant sweetness.

  2. nallacam scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. Erik1908 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Very enjoyable serried whisky. Tasted this in a lineup wih the 21y and 25y. Good value for money.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Very fruity with mild sherry influcences.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Fruits again; mild sherry; not too much outspoken.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium in length. Slight touch of bitterness.

  4. Defeatless scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Still quite a good sipping whisky, This one is more on the woody side and less on the sherry side. I liked the other tried batch better.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Wine, red fruit, hints of sherry, although this one leans more to the red wine side than to a sherry side. There are some figs and some chocolate in here.
      With some water and time there are some spices showing up.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet and sour arrival. A little touch of red fruit. Some dark spices like garam masala and coriander.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium length. A tad bitter. But mainly red fruit, cherry, raspberry and a hint of fig. It all fades away with some wood notes.

  5. Lebenswassertester scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      ripe fruits (orange, plum) later gingerbread
    • Taste
      bitter, peppery
    • Finish
      strong astringent, medium length, slightly bitter

  6. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    A very average dram far from his seniors of 20 years and over. If you do not like bitterness go your way.
    • Nose
      A very fruity nose accompanied by wood and spices. There is a real mix of plums, honey and sugar.
    • Taste
      Light, we feel a little reduction. It is quite flat in the mouth, We are on spices, light fruits and especially the woody and bitterness ... a hint of vegetation too.
    • Finish
      Short final on bitterness.

  7. FrankDrebin scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

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

  8. FrankDrebin scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Great barrel influence, nice swaying between sweetness, dryness, tender bitterness and light acidity. Ordinary complexity. That's a lot of sherry whisky for very fair money.
    • Nose
      Clearer, more beautiful, immediate sherry, clear peppermint note, orange peel, cloves, magnificent cloves, rum grape nut. With the time increasingly gingerbread scent.
    • Taste
      Sweet, strong, mundauskleindender start, tingling-peppery and spicy directly. Oily, syrupy consistency, very early cinnamon directly felt, slowly it is drier and gaaaanz tenderly begged, without being obtrusive. Initially sweet grapes, then more chestnuts with nut. At the second sip ostensibly tannin and dry, light, mouthwashed acid, orange with cloves, bergamot - the mouth holds what the nose promises.
    • Finish
      Long with a bit of fuzziness from tannins, still sweet, but increasingly astringent. Fills the whole mouth and sprinkle lively spices over the tongue to the throat - including some allspice. There is a long aftertaste of candied orange with walnuts.

  9. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Intense sweet sherry opening, light oak tannin and walnut but less present than in the 8y cuvee du fondateur.
    • Taste
      Sweet brown sugar and fruits, malt and spices, light pepper and ginger, even a little peaty smoke getting through just before the wood tones take over to dry out in a good medium finish.
    • Finish
      Nice and elegant finish with sherry and oak. Light bitterness from orange peel to end.

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