Glenfarclas 12 Scotch Whisky

Glenfarclas

12 Scotch Whisky

(0.75l, 43%)


7.8/10
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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.

 

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

Flavour Spiral™

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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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Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland and some other parts of the world distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and USA they spell it Whiskey.

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
eric
eric,
Very good
Jeff
Jeff,
Very smooth and flavorful. Never had it before, but would buy again!
anonymous
anonymous,
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).
anonymous
anonymous,
Sweet pears :)
James
James,
This is one of my favorite Scotches. Smooth, not peaty.
anonymous
anonymous,
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.
anonymous
anonymous,
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!
anonymous
anonymous,
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.
anonymous
anonymous,
I dunno. I like me whiskey more of an Irish. Might be worth a try
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