Glenfarclas 15 Years

The 15-year-old expression from Glenfarclas now comes with an increased alcohol content of 46% ABV. It was predominantly matured in Oloroso sherry casks.

The 15-year-old expression from Glenfarclas now comes with an increased alcohol content of 46% ABV. It was predominantly matured in Oloroso sherry casks.

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1006
Glenfarclas
Scotland, Speyside
Single Malt Whisky
15 Years
46%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Sherry - Oloroso
Chill filtration - Without
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
Calculated from 9 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Sherry:
Fruit:
Sweet:
Peat Smoke:
Malt:
Oak:
Spices:
Raisin:
Dried Fruit:
Caramel:
Honey:
Vanilla:
Herb:
Cherry:
Alcohol:
Zitrus:
Nuts:
Plum:
Berries:
Cake:
Cinnamon:
Coffee:
Leather:
Orange:
Herbs:
Apple:
Chocolate:
Grape:
Almonds:
Banana:
Clove:
Dark Chocolate:
Date:
Fig:
Floral:
Grass:
Green Apple:
Hay:
Hazelnut:
Lemon:
Medicinal Smoke:
Oil:
Pineapple:
Salt:
Tropical Fruit:
Walnut:
Wheat:
Maritime Notes:
Tasting
Sherry:
Sweet:
Oak:
Spices:
Fruit:
Peat Smoke:
Malt:
Nuts:
Herb:
Alcohol:
Chocolate:
Dark Chocolate:
Oil:
Raisin:
Chili:
Caramel:
Cinnamon:
Coffee:
Pepper:
Vanilla:
Apple:
Cherry:
Date:
Fig:
Grape:
Honey:
Pear:
Cake:
Clove:
Dried Fruit:
Green Apple:
Heather:
Kiwi:
Orange:
Pineapple:
Plum:
Salt:
Walnut:
Herbs:
Zitrus:
Maritime Notes:
Finish
Sweet:
Sherry:
Malt:
Oak:
Fruit:
Spices:
Peat Smoke:
Nuts:
Herb:
Chocolate:
Coffee:
Dark Chocolate:
Herbs:
Oil:
Pepper:
Caramel:
Cherry:
Cinnamon:
Dried Fruit:
Heather:
Raisin:
Vanilla:
Alcohol:
Apple:
Berries:
Cake:
Chili:
Grape:
Grass:
Honey:
Mint:
Peach:

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Tasting Notes 9

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05. May 2015
Nosing:
Oloroso sherry, alcohol, Christmas cake
Taste:
Sherry, oak, coffee note, fruitiness, spicy
Finish:
Medium
Nosing:
Complex, sherried, deliciously peated, light butterscotch aromas, with a hint of dried fruit.
Taste:
Full bodied with super balance of sherried sweetness, malty tones and peaty flavours.
Finish:
Long lasting, gloriously sherried, sweet, gently smoky, and distinguished.
Comment:
27. Jan 2019
17. Jul 2016
Nosing: Raisin Sherry Cherry Walnut
Complex, and aromatic. An unusual Caipirinha note before water. Creamy/buttery with oloroso sherry. Cherry throat lozenges, walnuts. Water brings out the nuts and rounds off the medicinal part of the cherry.

Taste: Sherry Orange Malt Cinnamon Walnut Cherry
Savoury sherry arrival, sour/bitter orange peel, maltiness and ground sweet spices. Water brings out the cherry throat sweets again as well as a bit of black tea.

Finish: Sherry Oak Nuts
Medium length sherry oak and general nuttiness.

Comment:
This is one super complex malt, I've had it before but didn't appreciate it nearly as much as I do now. Water affects it a lot, but it can take a fair drop and its worth experimenting. That weird Caipirinha/cachaca thing on the nose was unexpected and very unique. The palate as well has excellent complexity. The finish is fitting and solid, if unspectacular. Overall, absolutely loving it.
17. Jul 2016
12. Mar 2016
Nosing: Overwhelming sweetness, mostly honey and vanilla, slight floral notes.

Taste: Smooth and saturating woodiness with lingering cloves and chocolate/pear notes.

Finish: Long with mild spice and soft fruits paired with sweetness (like burnt caramel)

Comment: Quite enjoyable! As soon as this bottle is done, I'm restocking.
Tomasz
11. Mar 2019

Comment: If comparing to another famous sherry one which is Aberlour 12 double cask, this is very similar, but still more prominent. There is also more spiciness and a longer finish. I am not into this profile of whisky, but anyway it is ok.For sure better than Aberlour.
30. Oct 2018
Nosing:
Sherry Alcohol Zitrus Apple Sweet
Taste:
Sherry Pear Apple Herb Spices Sweet
Finish:
Spices Sherry
11. Jan 2018
Nosing: Sherry Dried Fruit Sweet

Taste: Sherry Sweet Nuts Spices

Finish: Medium

Comment:
10. Aug 2016
Nosing: Sherry Oak Cake

Taste: Sherry Dark Chocolate Oak Coffee Sweet Fruit

Finish: Sherry Dark Chocolate Coffee

Comment: