Glenfarclas 2004

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Premium Edition
Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
59.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Batch II
Added on
31 Jul 2017 5:25 pm by Schmausel
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 68.78

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67 × member ratings

171 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 2004

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.48 points

  1. SchottenDicht scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    A pity, he does not hit my nerve. He looks out of round, on the one hand he got a good barrel, almost too much. The finish is very long (!). On the other hand, I still miss more taste. Certainly it makes sense to give this comrade several attempts with different degrees of water, in the hope that one meets a better dosage. Then the sherry comes through more. Unfortunately I am a bit disappointed, therefore 80/100
    Still to the packaging and tube a few words: really nice! The great design, which is of course typical Glenfarclas, does not come close to the real bottle and tube in the photo. Looks great in the closet!
    Addendum: I tried it again after 2 months and was pleasantly surprised. With plenty of water, it opens up really pleasant, honey notes appear. The sour and bitterness disappears. I would probably give him at least 83 points now.
    • Nose
      The color is surprisingly bright.
      Apple vinegar that I can not get out of my nose. Beeswax or honeycomb. Nutty-malty. A touch of young orange peel.
    • Taste
      Behave sweetness, which is rather superimposed by a light apple-Essignote. Light sherry sweetie, Oloroso? Chocolate coated nuts. The wood effect follows surprisingly fast. The tongue is covered when kept in the mouth for 10 seconds. Quite strong and voluminous in the mouth. With more water, the sherry sweetness becomes even more apparent.
    • Finish
      Very long, woody-spicy. The mouth becomes dry. Cocoa. Bitter chocolate. Nuts. Remains for minutes, certainly because of the high%. But overall one-dimensional.

  2. André scored this whisky 51 points Connoisseur

    Try again. This can not be true. A cask strengt sherry located glenfarclas is always good. This is the exception that confirmed the rule. I wonder if we are not dealing with a production error here. It is pale and flat and actually it just seems to be alcohol. Where are the depth and sherry? What kind of sherry casks were they?

  3. Totoro scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    Oh no. Acidic, sulphurous, substandard (as the Scotsman would say). Actually really cheeky to market something like "Premium Edition". "Sherry Casks" seems more like a euphemism here. No wonder the bottle is made of tinted glass.
    The dark side of the piglet barn. :(
    • Nose
      69 69
      Kiwi, gooseberry, burning fireworks light. Slightly cheesy and grassy.
    • Taste
      76 76
      Better than the nose (you can hardly get the beautiful spirit even with bad barrels), but that is also the most benevolent thing that can be said here. Olle wood, lots of acid (without real fruitiness) and bitter tannins.
    • Finish
      71 71
      Bitter lemon and dead wood.

  4. Dre73 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Quite a disappointment, this one. From a Farclas on cask strength, man would expect much more flavour and richness. Even the high Abv hardly does something.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Fruity, strong alcohol, prunes, rhubarber, honey
    • Taste
      82 82
      Some pepper, red fruit, honey, some chocolate
    • Finish
      82 82
      Still some pepper, fruity, red fruit, chocolate, honey, middle long, some tobacco.

  5. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. Steven79 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. dr.mad scored this whisky 56 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      63 63
    • Taste
      55 55
    • Finish
      49 49

  8. ErrHaBe scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    The notes are from a blind tasting. As Glenfarclas, he was not identifiable to me, to that the sherynots were too little pronounced. All in all a decent malt, but it will not make it into my collection.
    • Nose
      Light smoke; freshly beaten wood, behind it clear spiciness. Sour lemon, camphor and menthol, slight hint of sulfur. Fino sherry? After some time apricot, plum and sour cherry. Pencil shavings. The fruit notes become stronger over time, the smoke is barely noticeable. Water brings cereal notes and sour lime. dryness
    • Taste
      Clearly dry; the alcohol drifts, slightly astringent, cornflakes, ripe apples, getting sweeter. With water there's a certain pepperiness or ginger sharpness
    • Finish
      Dry, then sweet. Relatively long, cornflakes and oatmeal, warming.

  9. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    The nose is still quite nice the rest rather disappointing, but the alcohol was well integrated.
    • Nose
      Notes from a blind tasting strawblod isser and in the nose rather an ex-bourbon, The first nose is very sweet and has a slight Mental freshness. In any case, it seems somehow familiar to me. the sweetness turns into fruit and a few fine light herbs join it. starts well.
    • Taste
      In the mouth it is quite creamy developed but then a decent onset, a few tannins knock on and the herbs are now clearer. not wrong but not really complex.
    • Finish
      The finish is a bit dry and medium in the middle, then the sweetness comes through again.


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