sweet sherry
oak
caramel
spicy notes
creamy vanilla
dried fruit
honey
ginger ale
sweet
Spiral Glenfarclas 12 Scotch Whisky

Glenfarclas

12 Whisky

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
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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.

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

Glenfarclas

12 Whisky

(0.75l, 43%)


7.7/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Glenfarclas 12 Scotch Whisky
anonymous
Love this scotch my favorite
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
Slightly harsh finish but a great tasting whisky
anonymous
Very smooth and velvety. Beautiful dram
Jeremy
Good
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
I dunno. I like me whiskey more of an Irish. Might be worth a try
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