Glenfarclas 17 Year Old

Glenfarclas 17 Year Old
Whisky Glenfarclas 17 Year Old
Country Scotland
Region Speyside
Type Single Malt
Cask Sherry
Age 17 years old
Abv 43%
Rating 84/100
Reviews of Glenfarclas 17 Year Old
says on May 11, 2022
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

it's nice, but sherry covers everything. tastes more like a 10 year old than a 17 year old.

Nose

Christmas fruit cake to start, lots of sherry. almond and marzipan.

Palate

just sherry, dark fruits, plums, and butter. I expected more depth from a 17 Yr old!!

Finish

medium with some spice and alcohol.

says on February 13, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 76/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

Nicely sherry

says on February 10, 2021
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Geruch: Sherry, Vanille, minimal alkoholisch
Geschmack: Ölig, Sherry, etwas Eiche, minimale Schärfe
Abgang: Kurz

says on January 18, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

one of the best

says on October 27, 2020
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 72/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Good, but disappointing when tried beside other age statements like the 15 and especially the 21

says on July 20, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

A JM 94.5 2020 score for 43% ABV. Nicely balanced highland malt with a sherry finish.

Nose

fruity, delicate floral, milk chocolate

Palate

sweet, peppery, rich, sherry, a bit sulphuric and oak drying, complex

Finish

slight metallic note, sherry finish, pepper.

says on June 20, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 77/100
Color: Burnished

General description

nose is golden raisins, sweet and rich. palate is sherry sweetness, butterscotch, and orange, but with a thin body I wish was meatier, finishes less smoothly than I'd hope, into an oaky aftertaste.

says on April 27, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Leckerer, typischer Glenfarclas. Komplex und volles Aroma.

Nose

Sehr süß und fruchtig mit Trauben, Beeren und Feigen. Dann Malz und Karamell. Ganz im Hintergrund vielleicht eine Spur Schwefel, die aber kaum störend ist und eine Assoziation nach Rauch erzeugt.

Palate

Zuerst sehr weich und sanft mit Orangen, dunklen Früchten. Dann setzt eine ordentliche Eichenwürze mit Pfeffer, Kaffee und Zartbitterschokolade ein. Sehr schön gemacht.

Finish

Würzig, fruchtig und süß. Nach einiger Zeit verbleibt noch Eichenwürze und Kaffee am Gaumen.

says on January 14, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 78/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

I see people saying the 15 is better. To me, it is different. First, I got this one at a similar price I could have bought a bottle of 15 so there's no question about the 17 being more expensive than a 15 and not being as good.
This one is probably not as round and sweet as the 15, slightly less rich as well probably but it has something I really like that the 15 doesn't have : the smoke finish.

Nose: butterscotch, cherry pie and traces of roses
Palate : Sherry, light caramel and oak... Stays on a very oaky taste before the...
Finish : oak stays, brings on the smoke and hints of spice and sweet fruits (some would tell you sweet cherry, still, but somehow I get some apple... Spice and apple.... Apple pie...)

says on August 29, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 76/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

not bad but the 15yo was bit better

says on February 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 72/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

This 17 yo is okay, but for the price I'd rather buy 1.5 bottles of Glendronach 12 yo.

says on February 16, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

decent glen...but 15 is the best

says on February 12, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 71/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

The smell is less. The taste is fine but not so fine if you would expect for the price you payed for the bottle. A bit dissapointed

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Flavour profile

  • Sweet
  • Sherry
  • Oak
  • Malt
  • Spice
  • Balanced
  • Smoke
  • Fruit
  • Dry
  • Bitter
  • Vanilla
  • Good
  • Complex
  • Herb
  • Caramel
  • Butter
  • Chocolate
  • Rich
  • Light
  • Fresh
  • Wood
  • Toffee
  • Peat
  • Floral
  • Smooth
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