Glenfarclas 21 Years

This exceptional single malt is among the cheapest of all 21-year-old malt whiskeys. It contains more smoke than other Glenfarclas. But in comparison only a subtle touch. The sherry taste takes a back seat in favor of oak, vanilla and fruits.

This exceptional single malt is among the cheapest of all 21-year-old malt whiskeys. It contains more smoke than other Glenfarclas. But in comparison only a subtle touch. The sherry taste takes a back seat in favor of oak, vanilla and fruits.

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11920
Glenfarclas
Scotland, Speyside
Single Malt Whisky
21 Years
43%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Sherry, Sherry
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - Without
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Nosing
Fruit:
Sherry:
Nuts:
Sweet:
Vanilla:
Spices:
Oak:
Almonds:
Nutmeg:
Tropical Fruit:
Herbs:
Peat Smoke:
Apple:
Chocolate:
Plum:
Raisin:
Zitrus:
Berries:
Floral:
Hazelnut:
Mint:
Orange:
Alcohol:
Anise:
Banana:
Blackberry:
Caramel:
Cherry:
Cinnamon:
Clove:
Date:
Dried Fruit:
Fig:
Grape:
Green Apple:
Heather:
Honey:
Lemon:
Malt:
Oil:
Strawberry:
Tasting
Sherry:
Spices:
Fruit:
Sweet:
Oak:
Peat Smoke:
Nuts:
Chocolate:
Malt:
Vanilla:
Dried Fruit:
Honey:
Oil:
Raisin:
Apple:
Ginger:
Hazelnut:
Heather:
Herbs:
Zitrus:
Caramel:
Chili:
Cinnamon:
Dark Chocolate:
Date:
Fig:
Green Apple:
Lemon:
Orange:
Pepper:
Pineapple:
Plum:
Herb:
Finish
Sweet:
Chocolate:
Oak:
Peat Smoke:
Nuts:
Sherry:
Spices:
Herb:
Oil:
Dark Chocolate:
Fruit:
Coffee:
Malt:
Vanilla:
Alcohol:
Raisin:
Blackberry:
Cake:
Caramel:
Cinnamon:
Dried Fruit:
Hazelnut:
Plum:

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Tasting Notes 9

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Nosing:
Intense, full of aromas – sherried fruit, tropical fruit, nutmeg and almonds with slight citrus notes at the end, all held together with a vanilla sweet smokiness
Taste:
Full bodied rich and rounded develops slowly into fruity, smoky and spicy flavours.
Finish:
Long-lasting, smooth a smoky with a chocolate feel at the back of your throat.
09. Jun 2016
Nosing:

Taste: Sherry Chocolate Vanilla Fruit Malt

Finish:

Comment: very nice
05. Jan 2017
If you are looking for an older, substantial Single Malt that is not outrageously expensive, consider Glenfarclas 21. Intense fruitiness, green apples, gooseberries and hints of pineapple dominate the nose. Fresh herbs, heather honey and faint smoke of 'burned stuff' linger in the background, adding a pleasant complexity. The age of this malt shows in the taste: heavy cask influence with wood spices and tannins combines with fruits and vanilla, culminating in a lasting, nutty and slightly dry finish. A Speysider with depth and character for more sophisticated palates.
RATING: 4.0/5.0 ≙ 88 pts
04. Apr 2017
Nosing: Green Apple Orange Sherry Vanilla Mint
Up front fruitiness, oranges and apples. Well integrated sherry. Some vanilla and a definite menthol note.

Taste: Fruit Oak Sherry
Full balanced arrival. Intense dried fruit and sherry, sweet and sour. More of that background sherry.

Finish: Oak Malt
Medium to long with malty oak.

Comment:
I'm conflicted on this one. It has a really nice nose, but I think it sort of lets itself down a bit. Its not overly interesting on the palate or finish, though what it does it does well. I think that considering the price I would probably say I'd be more likely to pick the 15 year old over this. A bit of an anomaly because I normally don't have a bad word to say about Glenfarclas.
02. Aug 2016
Nosing: Sherry Fruit Floral Apple
Sherry fruit floral, then a hint of apple

Taste: Green Apple Fruit Sherry Nuts Spices Malt Oil Chocolate
green apple come out at once, several fruits then burst out, sherry and nuts appear with a little spice malt and oil feeling. Chocolate at last

Finish:Coffee Nuts Chocolate
coffee nuts chocolate

Comment: Amazing price for a 21 yo, about 80 USD only
milkbonez
29. Jun 2019
Nosing: Fruit Grape Cherry Strawberry Spices Nutmeg Clove Definitely redfruit wrapped in christmas spices

Taste: Sherry Dried Fruit Nuts Hazelnut Chocolate Sweet

Finish:Oak Sweet Cake

Comment: very rich all the way through. this is my first "old" whiskey and i wasn't expecting it to be so sweet, but it maintains the sweetness while also adding layers through it's age. The nuttiness you often find in other sherry cask scothes is much lighter, but still present, so that's why I went with hazelnut.
AlbertaGriff
05. Feb 2016
Sweet, rich and smooth. Velvety, like vanilla ice cream. One of my absolute favourites.
Per-k@live.no
11. May 2019
It's the perfekt evryday drink smoke,sitrus spises reely reely nice
robkav
03. Mar 2017
Nosing: Fruit Sherry Floral Vanilla

Taste: Caramel Oil Sherry Spices Sherry

Finish: Dark Chocolate Coffee
Medium-long
Comment:
29. Dec 2016