Glenfarclas 25 Years

One of the oldest bottlings in Glenfarclas's standard range. A very complex 25-year-old malt that shows a lot of dryness and oak notes but is not dominated by sheer sherry influence.

One of the oldest bottlings in Glenfarclas's standard range. A very complex 25-year-old malt that shows a lot of dryness and oak notes but is not dominated by sheer sherry influence.

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1009
Glenfarclas
Scotland, Speyside
Single Malt Whisky
25 Years
43%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Sherry
Chill filtration - WithArtifical colouring - Without
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Sherry:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Honey:
Oak:
Nuts:
Vanilla:
Herb:
Chocolate:
Orange:
Zitrus:
Caramel:
Coffee:
Raisin:
Spices:
Peat Smoke:
Plum:
Dark Chocolate:
Cherry:
Date:
Malt:
Berries:
Dried Fruit:
Alcohol:
Apple:
Blackberry:
Cinnamon:
Fig:
Oil:
Peach:
Tobacco:
Herbs:
Barley:
Clove:
Coconut:
Floral:
Ginger:
Hazelnut:
Leather:
Mint:
Pepper:
Tropical Fruit:
Tasting
Sherry:
Oak:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Nuts:
Spices:
Oil:
Herb:
Chocolate:
Malt:
Dark Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Honey:
Leather:
Raisin:
Peat Smoke:
Pepper:
Vanilla:
Caramel:
Zitrus:
Ginger:
Orange:
Tobacco:
Herbs:
Alcohol:
Cherry:
Cinnamon:
Coffee:
Fig:
Anise:
Apple:
Blackberry:
Chili:
Clove:
Floral:
Grape:
Grapefruit:
Hay:
Heather:
Nutmeg:
Peach:
Plum:
Tropical Fruit:
Finish
Sherry:
Oak:
Sweet:
Spices:
Peat Smoke:
Malt:
Herb:
Chocolate:
Nuts:
Dark Chocolate:
Fruit:
Oil:
Honey:
Cinnamon:
Leather:
Caramel:
Dried Fruit:
Grape:
Orange:
Raisin:
Vanilla:
Herbs:
Zitrus:
Alcohol:
Almonds:
Berries:
Cake:
Cherry:
Clove:
Coffee:
Floral:
Heather:
Mint:
Pepper:
Plum:
Strawberry:
Tobacco:

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Nosing:
Complex, yet refined, delicately peated, with fresh tempting aromas of marmalade, honey, freshly ground coffee, sherry and nuts. Some oaky tannins.
Taste:
Full-bodied and robust, the sherry and the oak fight for your attention yet neither is overpowering. A powerful nutty smokiness.
Finish:
Intense, long lasting, dry smoky and malty. A beautiful dark Belgium chocolate taste at the back of your mouth to complete the flavour of the 25 Years Old.
11. Mar 2016

Comment:
RaisinCaramelChocolateMalt
Nosing: BerriesTropical FruitPlumChocolateVanillaSherry

Taste: OilHoneyBlackberryOrangeCherry

Finish: long MaltOrangeSherryCaramel

Comment: Excellent!
24. Nov 2017
Nosing:
SherryChocolateCloveTobaccoBarley
Taste:
SweetSherryTropical FruitOilSpices
Finish:
long MaltDark Chocolate
Comment:
91/100
09. Nov 2018
Nosing: SherryPlumDateHoney and a distant earthy Floral note

Taste: CaramelOakPepper and the Floral carries over from the nose

Finish: CakeAlmondsLeather a cooling Mint element and an ever-so-slight Sweet that one really has to wait for

Comment: The Glenfarclas 25-year old presents several dimensions of sweetness on the nose. Fruit, sugar/honey, traditional sherry influences - all distinctly present. A soft, earthy floral scent is barely present as a background scent, but merges perfectly with this whisky's complex sweetness.

Absolutely no alcohol bite whatsoever. "Flatter" is an apt adjective, unfortunately. The soft earthy influences hinted at on the nose take over through the finish, as opposed to the shining fruit-forward first impressions this whisky offers. A worth-waiting -for and much-needed sweetness appears at the farthest extent of the finish, saving the flavor profile from falling short of its olfactory promise.

The strength of this whisky is its subtle, contradictory influences that stand in the background of both the nose and the flavor profile, waiting to be discovered.
04. Apr 2015
Nosing: SherryOakCaramelCoconut

Taste: SherryGingerCinnamonHoney toffee

Finish: Spices medium

Comment:
dimitar_81
05. Jul 2016
Nosing:

Taste: SherryOak

Finish:

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HerrThorsen
09. Dec 2017
13. Jan 2015