smoky
sherry bomb
oak
caramel
butterscotch
spicy
fruit
berries
pie
Spiral Glenfarclas 17 Year Old

Glenfarclas
17 Year Old
Reviews and 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.
Price:
$101.99
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Glenfarclas 17 Year Old is adored for its smoky, sherry bomb, oak and caramel flavor notes.

This Scotch is carefully distilled at Glenfarclas distillery, Speyside.

Based on 162 votes, the average rating for Glenfarclas 17 Year Old is 8.4/10.

Top reviews for Glenfarclas 17 Year Old:

— Simply amazing. I was blown away by the deceptive complexity of this elixir. Smooth, yet rough. Long legs, but not overpowering.

— This is my favorite scotch. Nothing I have had compares to this bottle of scotch.

— Good

Glenfarclas 17 Year Old

(0.75l, 43%)


8.4/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Glenfarclas 17 Year Old
Gregory
Gregory,
A great scotch overall
 
Luis
Luis,
Simply amazing. I was blown away by the deceptive complexity of this elixir. Smooth, yet rough. Long legs, but not overpowering.
 
Taylor
Taylor,
This is my favorite scotch. Nothing I have had compares to this bottle of scotch.
 
guest
guest,
It’s really solid, but at $100 price point, I would recommend the Glendronach 12 or Balvenie 12 over this dram for $40 less
 
Peter
Peter,
Had the 10 and the 17- it’s a good house Scotch; I decanted the 17 and it brought out the flavor- Unique and enjoyable-
 
Eric
Eric,
More complexity than the 12, but not enough to justify a big price jump. Increased price just about equals the increased flavor, so with value factored in, I'd rate this the same as the 12.
 
guest
guest,
Good
 
David
David,
Great smoky highland scotch
 
Laurence
Laurence,
Another lovely bottle from Glenfarclas. Very similar to their fantastic 15yr, only a touch gentler. Tastes of butterscotch, prunes and caramel - perfect for Christmas!
 
Viktor
Viktor,
Great
 
Michael
Michael,
One of my new favorite sherry bomb single malts.
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Beautiful entry level complexion
 
christopher
christopher,
Purchase for my Law School roommate. I'll find out how he is enjoying it.
 
Raoul
Raoul,
Initially, I didn’t pay attention to other remarks that it needs decanting, well this one really NEEDS some air. When tasting straight after pouring in the glass it tastes okay, a solid 8/10, but it only shows it class after twenty minutes. A profound, big whisky without being heavy or plump.
 
Martin
Martin,
A good “every day” whisky also for a perfect for beginners
 
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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