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Glenfarclas 15 Year Old

(70cl, 46%)

Glenfarclas 15 Year Old

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Glenfarclas 15 Year Old Bottling Note

A wonderfully sherried 15 year old dram from Glenfarclas, boasting oodles of dried fruit notes. It’s bottled at 46% ABV simply because this was the strength that George Grant’s grandfather preferred it at. Happily, this also results in the Speysider boasting a big, juicy, Christmas cake profile. A fabulously complex Scotch while also being easily drinkable.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Intense, powerful sherry. Cream sherry, certainly – Pedro Ximenez? almost… a touch of peppermint? An almost rancio quality to this. Smells older than 15.

Palate: Raisins, more sherry, orange peel, walnuts, dates.

Finish: Incredibly long, complex, more of the Walnuts again.

Overall: Water draws out sweetness. This is Christmas cake, not whisky. Simply astonishing.

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Glenfarclas 15 Year Old Reviews

More sulphury than previous 15 year olds.

Still an enjoyable and reasonably priced 15yo, but this latest release has a distinctly sulphur edge which I find challenging. The rich, raisin flavour which I normally associate with Glenfarclas has given way to a more yeasty nose, and the finish is quite bitter and walnutty . I think I have a particular sensitivity to sulphur, so a little goes a long way for me. My husband enjoys sulphury "dirty" whiskies more than I do. For that reason I would mark this whisky as a three stars out of five, whilst he would probably give it four stars. Others may disagree, but I suppose that's the subjective nature of whisky!

20th April 2021

Top quality sherried whisky

Having tried many sherries the sherry influence on this whisky is very obvious , toffee , dark fruits , nutty aromas , one of the best 15 year olds available , be careful when adding water as it drowns easily.

8th April 2021

This is how you do it

Phenomenal dram. Aged and robust yet sweet. Very long and complex.

27th February 2021

Happy

Perfect 👌 for me enjoyed the moment
But sound like its not for everyone 🙄
Regards Oleg

23rd February 2021

Good value for a 15yo

One of my favourit sherried whiskeys absolutely superb. Would recommend having it with just a few drops of water.

19th January 2021

Disappointing

Dissapointed with this. Asked for a bottle for Christmas and luckily got a miniature. It was a struggle to be honest. Nose was lovely and sweet with the obvious sherry notes but the palette and finish was overtaken by a oaky harsh bitterness. Even a teaspoon or two of water didn't help the bitterness unfortunately. Just not for me.

15th January 2021

Dominating alcohol burn.

The taste is generally good, sweet and spicy, but the alcohol smell and taste is dominating to much... Which is odd since it is "only" 46% and I have cask strength drams, that I find less ethanol tasting. Would not buy again.

4th January 2021

Disppointed

Over the years I have enjoyed many bottles of this 15yo. It was a reliable 'go-to' for a rich sherried dram. Opened my new bottle last night to cheer myself up after all the depressing news about more lockdowns. However, I can't say I enjoyed my dram as much as I was expecting. It was a pale imitation of the 'Christmas cake in a glass' it used to be: it didn't seem to have the same richness or body or lingering finish. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't a bad dram - just not up to standard, in my opinion.

20th December 2020

great sherried whisky

Great sherried whisky this. 15 yrs is a nice age for me. quite smooth too, and at price its a no brainer..

1st July 2020

A very nutty dried fruit cake

Interesting flavours, quite unexpected as the 18year tastes quite unlike this one. Definitely tasting the walnuts, lightly roasted. Memories of a dried up fruit cake with tons of fruit came to mind after getting over the strong nuttiness. Was excited to try this, but now that I have (had a sample bottle), I might not see myself purchasing a bottle.

6th June 2020

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