Glenfarclas 17 Year Old

Glenfarclas 17 Year Old

(0.75l, 43%)


8.4/10
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$105.99
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The Family Scotch.
 
Can you imagine having thousands of barrels of quietly aging sherry-mature Scotch to your name? Well, the Grant Family can ...and does! Glenfarclas is one of the few independent family-owned distilleries left in Scotland. It's located in the heart of Speyside. The Grant Family bought it for a pretty penny in 1865. They are committed to the vision of creating the best Single Highlander Scotch and we believe they're doing a splendid job so far!
 
The Whisky is stored in traditional dunnage warehouses – a change of purpose extraordinaire, right?! – that date from the late 1800s. The thick stone walls and earth floors are perfect for aging Scotch and give the distillery a distinctive, traditional feel.
 
Glenfarclas is all about mastering raw power and they do it with aplomb. Their Big Stills – the biggest in Speyside – are heated up with direct fire instead of indirectly with steam. This is instrumental in creating the gripping duality of Glenfarclas Whisky: it is at once weighty and light, deep but crisp, and even though it's almost exclusively aged in first-fill ex-sherry barrels, it never becomes syrupy, unpleasantly woody or overbearingly fruity. Uncle Flaviar once said that every dictionary should include a picture of Glenfarclas when you look up the definition of the word balance. 
 
The Glenfarclas 17 Year Old Whisky is bottled at 43% ABV and is an amazing example of the distillery's signature flavor profile and complex character. Maybe add a drop of water, but definitely share it with friends for that extra ooomph!
 
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    17 Year Old

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What does Glenfarclas 17 Year Old taste like?

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Scotch Whisky is almost never aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation, while many times ageing process and flavour finishing is concluded in various wine casks, such as sherry or port.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Rich amber.
 
Smell / Aroma
Sherried fruit, distinctive butterscotch, warm morning berry tarts & cherry pie just out of the oven, roses and traces peat smoke.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
A big, full-flavored citrusy sherry and lightly caramelly malt with mineral notes that induce impressive austerity. Hints of oak and peat smoke notes. Superbly balanced.
 
Finish
Supple, complex, balanced and smoooooooth. Hints of spice, sherry sweetness, oak and smoke. The flavors really hang for a long time.

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Ratings & Reviews
Will
Will,
Absolutely Perfect!!
 
Lewis
Lewis,
Excellent sherry bomb. Brighter and easier than its cask strength brothers (Aberlour A'bunadh/Glendronach Single Cask) but requires time in the glass before you dive in. Easier drinking and perhaps even a touch more complex (better) than the Glenfarclas 105.
 
Shawn
Shawn,
Wow! Very smooth all the way through. Perhaps my favorite so far.
 
Jacob
Jacob,
Very smooth scotch, my girlfriend even enjoys it even though she doesn’t like scotch
 
Donald
Donald,
Dark caramel, figs appear on the nose along with nuts and baking spices. The finish brings more baking spices and orange zest. Very smooth one of the best Speyside Scotches available.
 
Jesse
Jesse,
Egg, and a good bottle. Glenfarclas is always an overachiever.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Another one!
 
Felipe
Felipe,
Another one... that makes 4
 
Heath
Heath,
This was everything I expected. Very smooth. Perfect choice for winding down in the evening after a hard day of work.
 
Ty
Ty,
Great dram, but only marginally better than the 12. Next time I’ll save $50 and go with the 12.
 
Aubony
Aubony,
Yum
 
Justin
Justin,
Excellent smooth and very enjoyable.
 
Johnny
Johnny,
Nice flavors of breakfast crisps and red fruit.
 
James
James,
I am a big fan of Glen Farclas 12. The 17 is better, but not by much.
 
Greg
Greg,
Smooth. Complex. Buttery finish. Truly enjoyable glass.
 
guest
guest,
Smooth, oily, and a strong flavor of sherry.
 
guest
guest,
Very good but very smooth drinking scotch if that's what you like
 
Reginald
Reginald,
Very nice Whiskey. Made me smile!
 
Paul
Paul,
This speyside whisky is unbelievably smooth. The flavor was rich but not too thick, it was still light and grassy with tasting notes of cherry and vanilla. I really enjoyed drinking this to celebrate my friend's wedding.
 
Shawn
Shawn,
Excellent strong taste perfect with a good cigar
 
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