- 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
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53 × member ratings
123 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 2004
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.88 points
- 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?
- 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.
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.
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.
Very long, woody-spicy. The mouth becomes dry. Cocoa. Bitter chocolate. Nuts. Remains for minutes, certainly because of the high%. But overall one-dimensional.
- 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.
Fruity, strong alcohol, prunes, rhubarber, honey
Some pepper, red fruit, honey, some chocolate
Still some pepper, fruity, red fruit, chocolate, honey, middle long, some tobacco.
- 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.
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
Clearly dry; the alcohol drifts, slightly astringent, cornflakes, ripe apples, getting sweeter. With water there's a certain pepperiness or ginger sharpness
Dry, then sweet. Relatively long, cornflakes and oatmeal, warming.
- The nose is still quite nice the rest rather disappointing, but the alcohol was well integrated.
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.
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.
The finish is a bit dry and medium in the middle, then the sweetness comes through again.