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Overall rating
85.75/100
votes
11
Whiskybase ID
WB98427
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whiskyladen Radebeul (WlRb)
Bottling serie
Episode 6
Vintage
03.2012
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead with Rum Octave finish
Number of bottles
60
Strength
65.5 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Added on
12 Jul 2017 10:26 pm by Kiewick
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 49.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 2012 WLRb

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.75 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The nose of this Glenfarclas is very interesting, although getting used to. The rum cask finish is unmistakable and puts its stamp on the nose. The taste is characterized by the amazingly high alcohol content and the resulting sharpness, these two components whitewash almost all other flavors. A very interesting bottling, with me this sample is enough ...

    22/21/21/22 (86P)
    • Nose
      Pale straw shines in the glass, on the glass wall of my Premium Snifter glues a syrupy streak from which slowly many small "legs" solve. The high alcohol content of 65.5% is discreetly noticeable on the first nosing, as well as the rum Octave finish immediately shows its sweet and fruity side. Creamy rum flavors in the form of sugar beets and cane sugar flatter the nose, slightly grassy and floral hints end in caramel and a hint of cinnamon. Milk chocolate and yellow fruit are minimal, with hints of vanilla and caramelized sugar ending up in a slightly sprightly way. A subtle hint of glue appears, although it could also be a combination of alcohol, green blades of grass, floral aromas and burned sugar.
    • Taste
      Sweet flavors of sugar and fruit flash briefly, then the alcohol with its 65% mercilessly hits the tongue and on the palate. Woody sharpness blends with acrid white pepper, tart woody and grassy fruit flavors dissolve from the voluminous and pungent heat. The salivation is massively stimulated, burned sugar dissolves under the tongue, walnuts and rancid wood tones stick to the tongue. I consider briefly whether a water addition makes sense, but renounce it. I tentatively take another tiny gulp - cinnamon and sugar flash before mercilessly an extremely sharp and pungent the film lays over the tongue and wrapped it with plump warmth. A neat Schuck water relaxes the situation, in the nose are caramel and subtle roasted aromas to advantage, the taste is milder and unfortunately also sprittiger. The grassy and floral bouquet is criss-crossed by creamy caramel and a cinnamon-sugar mixture, despite the addition of water sticks cozy heat and now bearable sharpness in the palate. Dried yellow fruits become bitter and go over with on the tongue dancing beads in the finish.
    • Finish
      Chubby heat sticks to the palate, the sharpness is slow and leaves tart and slightly rancid wood tones on the palate. Walnuts are swimming on the tongue, the mouthfeel is currently extremely oily, creamy and greasy. Appearances of dried grass and leaves dissolve from the creamy saliva, raisins and spicy wood tones dominate after a few moments the aftertaste.

  2. grinface scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    There are exciting appeals, but overall it couldn't convince myself. The rum barrel is mainly present in the nose but that is not really helpful either. But there also are no major failures here. Full review (in german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/02/26/glenfarclas-eine-vertikale/

  3. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    No, that's not him, he disappointed me
    I like Rumfinish but it is hardly true for me.
    It came only after about 40 minutes in the glass
    • Nose
      behavior, young malt
      Over time, the rum comes out, molasses, sweet, slightly herbs
      with water: Molasses clearer, more herbs and this strange (for me typical) Roman note
    • Taste
      strong on the palate
      dark malt, sweet and bitter change
      with water: slightly vanilla, sweet, green herbs
    • Finish
      long
      bitter
      with water: herb, liquorice and herbs

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