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Glenfarclas 12 Year Old

(70cl, 43.0%)
Glenfarclas 12 Year Old

Awards for Glenfarclas 12


Scotch Single Malt - Speyside - 2013

International Wine & Spirit Competition

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Glenfarclas 12 Bottling Note

Lots of sherry and fruit in this, Glenfarclas 12 was originally bottled for export and travel retail markets. In 2006, it was named the "Best Sherried Whisky" in the Single Malt World Cup, and in 2007 and 2008 it won Gold at the Stockholm Beer and Whisky Festival.
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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Light and creamy with a mix of supple, soft sherry and Manuka honey. Gentle and well-balanced, there are hints of smoke, rich oak, and a little pine resin.

Palate: Medium-bodied, with notes of date and walnut cake, Oloroso sherry and hints of earthy forest floor. A beautiful note of malt, with toffee apple and a touch of smoke.

Finish: Spicy and long, notes of allspice, cinnamon and cloves, with orange zest and sherry.

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    User Reviews of the Glenfarclas 12 Year Old

    One of my favorites

    I love the dry, nutty finish. Excellent before dinner with a few drops of water.

    19th March 2015

    My Favorite,so far...

    I've just bought a bottle of 105 and I really prefer the 12 yo. It is my go to whiskey when I'm in the mood for something w/o peat. I love the dry, nutty finish. I'm still trying to find the 15 yo. The 17 yo is available here, but it's a little out of my price range.

    14th March 2015

    Excellent 12

    Complex to the point of being mysterious. I finished a bottle over the course of a month and was sad to see it end. I felt like there was still more to discover. Recommend starting with a couple rocks on the first try and dialing back to neat on subsequent drams to really get a feel for it. Definitely worth repeating.

    5th February 2015

    Great introduction to the Glenfarclas style

    In a blind tasting of a handful of 12 year olds, I truly think I'd be able to pick out the Glenfarclas. It just has that much character. The sherry butts lend a depth and complexity to the whisky that's pretty special. I'm a big fan of Glenfarclas overall, but this 12 YO is proof you don't have to completely empty the wallet to enjoy the quality of their range. Oh, I love the 15 and 17 year old expressions, and the 21 is amazing, perhaps my favorite overall, if cost were not a factor, but with an eye on the price/quality ratio. the 12 really stands out.

    I'm fortunate enough to live where I can easily pick up a full liter of Glenfarclas 12 on a duty-free island for under US$25 a bottle, the equivalent of paying US$17 for a 700mL bottle. Would be a bargain at twice the price. Love the fresh, sherried notes on this dram -- one of the boldest and fullest 12 I've sampled. It's not incredibly smooth, yet I'd never call it harsh. It's perhaps assertive, aware of its own unique character and unapologetic for it. Some time in the glass definitely relaxes this whisky -- opens it up, smooths it out. it There's a bit of fruit and honey on the palate, and perhaps even a bit of oak and peat at first, but that actually went away with just a few minutes' time (either that or the ice). Nice lengthy finish, too (once again, diminished with the addition of ice), a bit surprising for a 12 year old. Highly recommended.

    18th January 2015

    Couldn't get into it

    I'm usually a generous critic. but this one was rough. I have my favorites across the price spectrum (Ancnoc 12, Auchentoshan, Glendronach, Scapa, Lagavulin, Ardbeg, and an occasional splurge on Macallan 18 or a Balvenie 21). nonetheless, I like to try every single malt I find. so I picked a bottle up of the Farclas 12. And I was a bit disappointed after the reviews has set some relatively high expectations. this whisky is very immature. the nose is not nice and the finish not smooth. it got better with a rock but neat or on stones, it is down right gritty. Too much for me. I compare it to a slightly worse/less mature glenfiddich 12. Auchentoshan Classic or Ancnoc 12 are better in my opinion. the 5/10 is for the dram with one good size rock. I'd give it 2/10 neat/stones

    7th December 2014

    About the unlucky dip

    Never been unlucky enough to open a corky scotch. However, it happens more frequently with wine. The store where I buy wine and spirits here takes the corky bottles back and replaces them for new ones free of charge.

    6th December 2014

    Lucky Dip!

    Got to be careful with this, have drunk it a tonne of times in pubs and love it as per the glowing reviews elsewhere, a truly delicious dram. However, upon receiving a bottle for my birthday and excitedly opening it and diving in disappointment: sulphur!

    And it's serious sulphur too, underlies the nose with eggy/matchy stench and is basically undrinkable, don't know how it got to market :(

    5th December 2014

    One of the best!

    Just finishing off a bottle. This has to be one of the best I've ever tasted. Just got a 15yr old and cant wait to open it. In fact I'm off to do just that right now. Someone below said in a word "unctuous" I couldn't agree more..fantastic! Wonder what the 40yr old tastes like?

    3rd December 2014

    Coming back at it

    Almost finished my first bottle of Glenfarclas 12. What a dram. Probably one of the first time I plan buying another bottle of the same scotch. Try it with a dark chocolate, it's a perfect match. That nose: ginger, bourbon vanilla, apricots. Add some water to it and let it stand still for a while before savoring. Sip is slowly to discover all the nuances in taste. Some peat, sherry, lemon, very crisp. Lovely stuff.

    20th November 2014

    Yep yep yep!

    Very good, not too intense, but flavorful, refreshing, sherry sweet, zesty, spicy, with a nice and neat finish. For the sherried malt lovers!

    7th November 2014

    Love it

    Can't find a sherried 12 year better for the price. Nose: Lots of dried fruit (prunes?), sweet sherry. Palate: Very simple at first, but gets better with every sip and every drink, a little smoky, just perfect (and I'm not a fan of peated). Finish: nice and spicy! This is a really great malt for the price, something to keep in the house! Great to share

    6th September 2014

    Love this stuff...

    Great dram, complex and youthful at the same time a great dram. Also have 15.17,21, 25 yo expressions and there all good toss up between this and 25 to to fav but at 35 a pop waitrose now stock the 12 and m&s the 10 you can afford to try this One a little more often....

    1st March 2014

    Amazing stuff

    Glenmorangie meets Highland Park, but with a more pleasant overall nose and taste than both. Sweet with slight peat, and a complexity that I haven't yet found to rival. Best I've had so far.

    6th February 2014

    My favorite 12

    This 12 year old expression is big and bold; It is not gentle and elegant. Thanks to the largest pot stills in Scotland, Glenfarclas is robust with lots of rich vanilla, honey and cream. There is just enough wood and spice to balance its unapologetic flavors. This is my favorite 12 year old whisky!

    3rd February 2014

    Lush stuff, can't wait to test the 40 year old at Xmas

    This is a classy malt..very high quality feel and finish to it.

    Nose is sweet and honeyed smoke and oak there in the back ground

    Taste sherry evident good malt bit of warmth that hits the throat tad drying the honey and vanilla come through with sharper apple type taste and a hint of smoke,

    Finish sherry and spicy with good length than lingers.

    All in all a top spay side dram great example of its type.. Can't speak highly enough very good stuff. Hopefully the 40 year old will take it up several notches.. Only 7 weeks til Xmas..

    But 12 can be hard to find waitrosse (order job) or online best bet to find it..

    6th November 2013

    Great Sherried Malt

    I definitely prefer sherry and port finished whisky and this is a great example, ranks alongside my favourite Glenmorangie Quintan Ruban and Macallan.

    28th September 2013

    Glenfarclas 12 Year Old

    Nose: Sherry. Grape and butterscotch. Dried fruits and a little spice. However there is also a tiny hint of match, which tells of sulphur from the sherrycasks. It doesn’t ruin the nose completely though.
    Taste: The sherry maturation this is evident. Dried fruits and sweetness, vanilla and honey. Spicy notes hits you in the finish.

    25th July 2012

    Mysteriously Great

    Nose- light and well-balanced Palate - mixture of spice and sweetness of a walnut cake. Finish - long, little fruity, spicy, and touch of sherry. This is good stuff, yet have to explore other single malt whiskeys.

    29th February 2012

    Great stuff

    I love the Glenfarclas twelve year old. Unctuous is the word I believe...

    21st February 2012

    Great stuff

    I love the Glenfarclas twelve year old. Unctuous is the word I believe...

    20th February 2012

    Great speysider

    -Nose- Starts out lemon, cherry and creamy vanilla, with time+water becomes honey, candied, sweet bakery goods and sherbet-citrus

    -Palette- fruity lemon-lime arrival progresses nicely to bitter-sweet honey and grassy, some sour in the back

    -Finish- Dry and oaky, nice lingering spicy-smoke(not very peaty)

    Overall impression- 86/100 Single malt rating

    13th October 2011

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