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Glenfarclas 17 Year Old

A great medium-sherried 'farclas!

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@ScotchHobbyistReview by @ScotchHobbyist

24th Oct 2010


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Nose: A medium sherry influence with dried fruits, as well as vanilla and oak. Some sweetness mixed in as well. All very well balanced.

Palate: Malty and sweet, and lightly spiced, with noticeable drying on the tongue.

Finish: Balanced on the finish, just as on the nose. It’s probably just the oak/malt combination, but in the nostrils, I could swear there’s a hint of Highland Park style smoke that lingers for a while.

Bottom Line: I’m very impressed with this expression, and purchased a backup bottle when it was on sale locally. This is not a "sherry bomb" by any means. It offers a complex, balanced alternative to other big sherry Glenfarclas offerings.

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LeFrog commented

Nice to see a 'Farlcas 17 y/o review, a bottling that doesn't get so much air time.

Good review and intriguing with the hint of HP :)

10 years ago 0

galg commented


Indede there is some wee smoke there. I love the 17 year old!

btw: lable has been changed... JL, u need to update the pic ;)


10 years ago 0

jeanluc commented

Yes, good spot @galg :) I noticed recently that they've updated the Glenfarclas 105 bottle to bring it more inline with the rest of the range.

10 years ago 0

ScotchHobbyist commented

Hmm, I don't see any way to edit the reviews, so I guess I'll just add a comment. I gave this 9 stars, as when you create a review and hover over the stars, it says 9 stars = 86-90.

My number rating for this one is 88, which for me is a B+, and one of the better whiskies I've tried.

10 years ago 0

ScotchHobbyist commented

Ok, no way to edit our comments either. If I were to follow the same Star Rating system that Ruben (WhiskyNotes) uses, my rating on this would have been "8 Stars." (88-50) / 5 = 7.6. I would then round up to the nearest half star.

10 years ago 0

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