Glenfarclas 12 Years

The character of this malts is sweetish and delicately smoky with a hefty onion. It softens with water and the sherry unfolds. There is some smoke in the taste. The finish is medium long. In metal tin!

The character of this malts is sweetish and delicately smoky with a hefty onion. It softens with water and the sherry unfolds. There is some smoke in the taste. The finish is medium long. In metal tin!

Details about this bottle Edit
2715
Glenfarclas
Scotland, Speyside
Single Malt Whisky
12 Years
43%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Chill filtration - WithArtifical colouring - Without
Add
Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
Calculated from 5 Tasting Notes
i
Nosing
Sherry:
Fruit:
Sweet:
Zitrus:
Honey:
Alcohol:
Grass:
Lemon:
Orange:
Peat Smoke:
Raisin:
Spices:
Herbs:
Apple:
Caramel:
Cinnamon:
Dried Fruit:
Fig:
Malt:
Medicinal Smoke:
Mint:
Nuts:
Oak:
Peach:
Pear:
Pepper:
Pineapple:
Vanilla:
Tasting
Malt:
Sherry:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Spices:
Peat Smoke:
Alcohol:
Caramel:
Dried Fruit:
Oak:
Herb:
Barley:
Coffee:
Dark Chocolate:
Fig:
Hay:
Honey:
Nuts:
Oil:
Orange:
Plum:
Raisin:
Vanilla:
Wheat:
Herbs:
Zitrus:
Finish
Oak:
Sherry:
Malt:
Spices:
Alcohol:
Apple:
Fruit:
Peat Smoke:
Seaweed:
Maritime Notes:

Quality rating of this bottle

3.5 Rate
30
Tasting Notes 5

Quality comparison of bottles
i

Bottle count
Rating

All tasting notes

Sort by
27. Jun 2016
Nosing:

Taste: CoffeePeat SmokeHayMaltFigSweet

Finish:

Comment:
18. Oct 2017
Nosing: SherryRaisinOrangePineappleCaramel
A bit hit of sherry and raisin. Orange peel and fresh pineapple juice. Caramel sweetness. Very aromatic, lacks a little of the complexity of older versions - which is to be expected, but very good nonetheless.

Taste: SherryCaramelDried FruitOakMalt
Intense sweet sherry arrival. Remains fairly intensely flavoured throughout. Dried fruits and dark caramel (almost, but not quite bitter). Malty, and oaky, but not overly spicy.

Finish: SherryOakAlcohol
Long and oaky, lots of sherry still. A little alcohol zing at the start which isn't there in the older version.

Comment:
Having had the 15 year old multiple times I thought I'd check out the 12 year old Glenfarclas to see how it compares. Its a little rougher round the edges than its big brother, but if you're a fan of sherried malts there's a lot to like. About the only thing that I don't like is the little alcohol nip in the tail end, but to be honest, for the price and other qualities on show I can easily overlook it. I think I found it at about £30 in M&S which makes it an absolute steal compared to a lot of malts which I think show considerably less character at the £40 mark.
05. Sep 2017
Nosing: FruitSherrySweetLemonGrassAppleCinnamonVanillaMaltOakHoneyDried FruitPeach

Taste: dry smooth FruitSweetVanillaSpicesOakMaltOrangeDark ChocolateDried Fruit

Finish: medium to long Oak lightSpicesMaltApple

Comment:
kroman
22. Apr 2016
Nosing: SherryOrangeHoney

Taste: MaltAlcohol a little Peat Smoke

Finish: Oak a little Apple a little Spices

Comment:
13. Apr 2019
Nosing: Acerbic, almost overpowering alcohol AlcoholMedicinal Smoke, peppery Pepper
Taste: Some grain Barley but very alcoholic Alcohol
Finish: Strong alcohol Alcohol
Comment: I bought this thinking it'd be what they call a 'sherried whisky', but it wasn't at all. Quite good, but I didn't detect any of the usual for such a whisky.
19. Jun 2020
Nosing: Pears, sultanas and sherry

Taste: Raisins and sherry

Finish: Long and juicy

Comment:
Superb
19. Jun 2020
Nosing: Sultanas

Taste: Sherry

Finish: Juicy

Comment:
Superb
10. Aug 2018
22. Nov 2017
27. Dec 2017