Glenfarclas 12 Year Old

70cl / 43%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Glenfarclas 12 Year Old
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One up from their standard 10-year-old bottling, the 12 Year Old has two more years in the cask and is a step closer to the sherry-heavy older expressions.

Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Age
12 Year Old
Country
Scotland
Region
Speyside

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Nutmeg Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Raisins Raisins
  • Apple Apple
  • Honey Honey

Glenfarclas 12 Year Old Reviews

5 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    18 January

    In a blind tasting of a handful of 12 year olds, I truly think I''d be able to pick out the Glenfarclas. It just has that much character. The sherry butts lend a depth and complexity to the whisky that''s pretty special. I''m a big fan of Glenfarclas overall, but this 12 YO is proof you don''t have to completely empty the wallet to enjoy the quality of their range. Oh, I love the 15 and 17 year old, and the 21 is amazing, perhaps my favorite overall, if cost were not a factor. But with an eye on the price/quality ratio. the 12 really stands out. I''m fortunate enough to live where I can easily pick up a full liter of Glenfarclas 12 on a duty-free island for under US$25 a bottle, the equivalent of paying US$17 for a 700mL bottle. Would be a bargain at twice the price. Love the sherried notes on this dram -- one of the boldest and fullest 12 I''ve sampled. It''s not especially smooth, yet I''d never call it harsh. It''s perhaps assertive, aware of its own unique character and unapologetic for it. There''s a bit of fruit and honey on the palate, and perhaps even a bit of oak and peat, but that actually went away with just a few minutes'' time (either that or the ice). Highly recommended.

  • 30 January 2014

    I agree with the review regarding alcohol burn on the nose, give this 15-20 minutes to calm down. Reminded me very much of the Aberlour 12 year old. An excellent dram this, lots of toffee and chocolate. One for the winter.

  • 13 December 2013

    I'm no expert on Scotch--just a person who has consumed many bottles of different 12-year-old single malts over the past forty or so years. For my money Glenfarclas is one of the two best bottles of Scotch I've ever had.

  • 25 December 2011

    Decent single malt, but too much alcohol on the nose. Need to let it open up for about a half hour. Kind of an amuse-bouche for the Glenfarclas family i.e. this one makes me crave the older bottlings. Glenfarclas excels in quality and price at 17 plus years. Highland Park 12 YO is a better dram and value in this class.

  • 25 February 2010

    Glenfarclas 10 year old is like Jaguar but he 12 year old is more like an Aston Martin, much smoother with a better ride.