Glenfarclas 17 Year

Single Malt

Glenfarclas // Highlands, Scotland

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  1. dhsilv2

    Tasted
    1.75
    1.75 out of 5 stars
    My score was 1 star for the 25...is the 17 any better? Nose - light berry, vanilla, oak. There's a bit of a nutty character here. Taste - vanilla, cream, oak, warming alcohol (43% so that's nice), and a touch of fruit. I can see this as lightly butter scotchy, where those nutty notes in the nose are coming from perhaps. So I'm a bit torn. I came into this brand expecting sherry whisky. This isn't that. It's much more a bourbon barrel, a very well worn bourbon barrel. There might be some sherry casks in here but if the are, they're USED. i like the fruity and perhaps white chocolate notes. It's nice and yeah I like the 17 more than the 25 I think. The 17 is more bourbon cask notes while the 25 is more sherry with berry and fruit notes coming out a bit more. The 17 is more nutty and butter scotch. The 17 is more unique an experience and for me that's a win. It's just more interesting. The 25 is just a bad example of sherry whisky. So scoring this a 1.75. It's not great. It's 100+ bucks. I don't recommend it.
    108.0 USD per Bottle
  2. JamesCanyon

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    Nutmeg and sweet on the nose. Very easy. Very good. Yet alcoholic.
    The Irish Heather
  3. ladogbog

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
  4. Nachturnal

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  5. clement81

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  6. BrianFos2015

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    One of my favorites, smooth and caramelly.
  7. marcantoineml

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    Nose : Orange marmelade and figs are taking all the place, accompanied by a bit of salt. Earth and oak are also present. Taste : Figs are still at their prime, but a little bit sweeter, mainly caramel. An interesting sweet-n-salty mix. Finish : Short finish, sweet and smooth.
  8. Vinces-Borniol

    Tasted
    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
  9. cascode

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    Glenfarclas tasting night at The Oak Barrel, Sydney, 4 July 2019. Whisky #3 Nose: A bouquet of rich, sweet aromas – brown sugar, musky cherries, raisins, candied orange peel, sherry and light buttery caramel. There are also darker notes of dried fruit and nuts that prevent the nose from seeming overly perfumed, despite a quite hefty vanilla fragrance. It’s an alluring nose that treads a fine line between being voluptuous and overblown. There is a faint smoky note on the dry glass but it’s not peat-reek. Palate: Sweet malt and spice arrival that gives way to a development redolent of red berries and stewed fruits, roasted chestnuts, milk chocolate and aromatic baking spices (cinnamon, nutmeg and caraway). The texture is warm, rounded and supple with a satisfying creaminess. There is also a striking marzipan presence, the nuttiness of which is balanced by a mature but sprightly oak note that gives structure and dignity to what would otherwise be an over-sweet palate. Finish: Medium/long. Soothing chocolate malted milk and a sweet earthy aftertaste with a hint of tannin. The 17 year old has some foundation similarities to the 15, the texture being similarly chewy and mouth-coating, however this is an altogether softer and more fragrant dram. It recalls some facets of the 12 year old, which is also quite fragrant, but the nose here is richer and heavier – in comparison the nose of the 12 year old can seem just a little candyish. This expression was originally introduced in Japan in a bid to combat grey-market imports of 15 year old Glenfarclas. It proved to be extremely popular and was later distributed more widely, becoming part of the core range for most markets. “Very Good” : 4.25 stars
    160.0 AUD per Bottle
  10. kiwisardine

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    Nose: very heady, rich, you can smell the distinct fruits and esters, no spiciness Taste: great mouthfeel, very rich and intense sherry, sweet, chocolate mud cake, toffee, smoothest so far of all the cores, much smoother after 10 minutes airing Finish: nice and sweet long finish, covers the back of the throat
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