Glenfarclas 21

Glenfarclas 21

Price: $120 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Glenfarclas

Region: Highland

43% ABV

Aged For: 21-Years

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon and sherry

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No


Color: Dark Gold

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Oloroso sherry, ginger, oak, vanilla, leather, and dry nuts

Feel: Medium body

Taste: Dried fruits, sherry, nutty, pepper, and toffee

Finish: Medium warmth and length, apple cider, vanilla, caramel, oranges, ginger

Thoughts: I continue to enjoy Glenfarclas’ profile, but it never seems to really knock my socks off.

Score: 82 out 100

 

Glenfarclas 1989 Family Cask #7300

Glenfarclas 1989 Family Cask #7300

Price: Discontinued

Distilled/Owned by: Glenfarclas

Region: Highlands

56.5% ABV

Aged For: 27 Years (Distilled 1989 Cask# 7300)

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type: Refill Sherry

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

 


 

Color: Golden

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Orchard fruits, light sherry, oak, honey, malt, vanilla

Feel: Medium body

Taste: Vanilla, honey, ginger, citrus, gentle sherry, chocolate

Finish: Light warmth and medium length, vanilla and chocolate with sherry, citrus, fruity.

Thoughts: This doesn’t bring any strong feelings to mind, it fits the highland profile to a T, but doesn’t do anything all that interesting.

Score: 83 out of 100

Glenfarclas 17

Glenfarclas 17

Price: $100 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Glenfarclas

Region: Highland

43% ABV

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Aged For: 17 years

Cask Type: Sherry

Chill Filtered: Yes

Color Added: No

 


 

Color: Gold

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Caramel and raisins, honey, sherry, orange peel, and oak

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body

Palate/Taste: Dried fruits, and caramel drizzle, citrus, vanilla, sherry, and ginger

Finish: White pepper and honey with sugary malt, light heat, medium length.

Thoughts: I don’t have any exceptional thoughts, but I like this. This is good Scotch.

Score: 84 out of 100

Glenfarclas 12

Glenfarclas 12

Price: $50 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Glenfarclas

Region: Highland

43% ABV

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Aged For: 12 years

Cask Type: ex-sherry

Chill Filtered: Yes

Color Added: No

 


 

Color: Light Copper

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Light sherry and citrus, vanilla, caramel, and a bit of peach.

Mouthfeel: Medium body

Palate/Taste: Raisin, apples, caramel, honey, dry sherry, and a touch of salt.

Finish: Slight warmth and linger with a dry fruit and citrus aftertaste with just a hint of oak.

Thoughts: Probably the best price to quality ratio in entry level sherried scotch. A good combination of flavors, mouthfeel and finish.

Score: 81 out of 100

Glenfarclas 25

Glenfarclas 25

I was actually surprised to find out a pit of peat is used in the malt with this one.

Price: $160 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Glenfarclas

Region: Highland

43% ABV

Aged For: 25 Years

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon and first-fill sherry casks

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

 


 

Color: Amber

Nose: Apples, raisin, caramel and fudge. Light and fresh, vanilla, white grape jam.

Taste: Sherry and oak with just a hint of smoke and white pepper. Almond butter, ginger. Neither watery or thick.

Finish: Smokey oak, butter, chocolate, of medium length and warmth.

Thoughts: A good complexity of flavor, but I guess I was hoping for something a bit more from something almost as old as myself. I still prefer the straight sherry bomb of the 105.

Score: 83 out of 100

Glenfarclas 105

Glenfarclas 105

Paid: $85 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Glenfarclas

Region: Highlands

60% ABV

Aged For: At least 8 years (and likely close to that)

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type: Sherry casks

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

 


 

Color: Dark Copper

Nose: Caramel, fudge, sherry, sultanas, orange zest, dark chocolate and the alcohol lets it’s proof be known.

Taste: Tangerine, fruit cake, cherry, more chocolate, vanilla and woody oak. Viscous and coats the palate.

Finish: Very warm, but not burning. Vanilla, figs, ginger and a bit of cracked pepper.

Thoughts: Not as fruity as the Nadurra oroloso, and it Doesn’t have hit the same Christmas spice notes that A’bundah has going on. If I were to tag this cask strength sherry bomb it would be balanced compared to the other two.

Score: 87 out of 100