Colour: Rich amber Nose: Complex, with distinctive butterscotch, sherried fruit and peat smoke aromas. Flavour: Big, full-flavoured, with excellent balance, develops slowly, full of sherry sweet malty tones, and a touch peat smoke. Finish: Long lasting and smooth, with a hint of spice and sherry sweetness.
Wine Enthusiast 93 points - This is a perfect match for the season’s gingerbreads and spice cakes. Look for a warm, toasted-brioche aroma and pronounced flavors of vanilla, oak, dried figs, clove and allspice..December/2013
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 95 points - (Tried & True Award)- Deep copper/chestnut brown color. Rich, luxurious aromas abound of sherry, prunes, cocoa, treacle, cake frosting. Taste profile is oily, creamy, sweet, honeyed, and totally charming in its candy shop splendor. Finishes complex, concentrated, harmonious. A model of malt whisky in its prime..March/2015
Whisky Advocate 90 points - The sherry-centric house style of Glenfarclas is at its best here: fruity, oaky, sweet, and dense, a dram our reviewer described as “seductive…a femme fatale of a malt.” Let yourself be lured in-you won’t regret it. (And if you’re traveling through the UK or Europe and want to try another excellent Glenfarclas, pick up a bottle of the 15 year old, which rivals its older sibling for satisfying, lush drinkability.).August/2017