Glenfarclas 12 Scotch Whisky

Glenfarclas 12 Scotch Whisky

(0.75l, 43%)


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In a [Gaelic] word … Glenfarclas 12YO is blasta!   

 
Glenfarclas… sounds like a cussing in Gaelic, doesn’t it? Like if someone stole your sheep you might say: “That old Glenfarclas got the flock out of here!” But if you are a fan of Highland Single Malt Whiskies — and Speyside drams at that — then the word Glenfarclas is music to your ears. 
 
In Gaelic, Glenfarclas means “valley of the green grass” … which perfectly describes its Banffshire location. It was founded in 1836 by Robert Hay, but was sold to the famous John Grant in 1865. The Grant family owns and operates the distillery to this day, making it one of the few remaining independent and family-owned distilleries in Scotland. Glenfarclas produces a range of classic Speyside-style Whiskies with a Sherry influence — all of them tasty and popular with the Whisky “in-crowd” [performs secret Scotch-lovers handshake]. 
 
The first thing you need to know is that while it is very common to “finish” Single Malt Scotch Whisky in Sherry casks, typically, most of the aging is done in Bourbon casks, and then transferred to the Sherry casks for the final year or so. Don’t get us wrong, we love it when they do and it adds a wonderful flavor profile. 
 
But the the blokes at Glenfarclas don’t mess around. Their Single Malt goes immediately into the Oloroso and Fino Sherry casks on day one … and they leave it there for the duration. In this case, Glenfarclas 12YO is aged in those wonderfully premium casks for — you've guessed it — 12 years. We looked it up … “blasta” means “tasty” in Gaelic and Glenfarclas 12YO just “blastas” the crap out of it. Buy, pour, drink. Repeat.

 
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    12 Year Old

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sherry bomb
spicy notes
dried fruit
caramel
sweet
ginger ale
honey
oak
prunes
What does Glenfarclas 12 Scotch Whisky taste like?

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Warm Gold  
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Fresh with dried cherries and prunes, oak, and spiced Rum
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Good body with more dried fruits, rancio, and a delectable sweetness
 
Finish 
Long and smooth with a lingering bit of spice

Flavour Spiral
sweet sherry, oak, caramel, spicy notes, creamy vanilla, dried fruit, honey, ginger ale, sweet
Ratings & Reviews
guest
guest,
Aroma of fruit and leather, smooth and syrup like on the tongue. A flavorful sweet honey at first and a little smoky finish. Very nice.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
The perfect malt-heavy whisky. Had to let it oxidize a bit to lose some of the gas notes it came with, but once it mellowed it was pure joy. Classic, malty goodness. Normally the malt monsters I've tried come with too much chocolate notes or over-the-top wood notes, but this one lets the barley shine.
 
Todd
Todd,
Smooth. One of my favorites.
 
Steve
Steve,
Speyside calls to me and I will be re-ordering this scotch in the future. Looking forward to visiting Scotland someday and putting this place on my itinerary.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Macallan was my go to until I discovered this. Amazing I recommend it to anyone and everyone.
 
Martin
Martin,
Excellent rich flavor with just a small bite. Wonderful from beginning to end. I sampled this for the 1st time on a flight to Scotland and thoroughly enjoyed it. Will add it to my bar.
 
eric
eric,
Very good
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Very smooth and flavorful. Never had it before, but would buy again!
 
guest
guest,
Fresh scent of vanilla and honey with a hint of Carmel. Great Speyside scotch.
 
Enoch
Enoch,
This is one of my most favorite favorites. Smooth on the tongue, a spicy bite of alcohol at the end, and a long-lasting finish. Both sweet and stout for a perfect-anytime sip.
 
Charles
Charles,
Always smooth from start to finish. Caramelized sugar and pears with hints of vanilla. Slight spice on the finish. My personal favorite (thus far).
 
guest
guest,
Sweet pears :)
 
James
James,
This is one of my favorite Scotches. Smooth, not peaty.
 
guest
guest,
Not bad but not my favorite of the glenfarclas series.
 
Dave
Dave,
Subtle smokiness. Don't let strong nose fool you. Very subtle flavors and smooth finish.
 
guest
guest,
Love this scotch my favorite
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Smooth on the tongue initially then the spice settles in, the vanilla and caramel stood out right away. Overall, delicious and lucky that it's the first bottle I bought from Flaviar!
 
guest
guest,
Slightly harsh finish but a great tasting whisky
 
Ron
Ron,
Very smooth and velvety. Beautiful dram
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
Good
 
Cheyne
Cheyne,
Glenfarclas has a knack for creating beautifully consistent Speysiders, and the 12 year old is a solid and beautiful one. I think a better 12 than Macallan, it has dark fruit notes that compliment the chewy mouthfeel giving this 12 some more depth than the Macallan counterpart. Wonderful stuff.
 
guest
guest,
I dunno. I like me whiskey more of an Irish. Might be worth a try
 
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