Glenfarclas 40 Year Old

70cl / 46%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Glenfarclas 40 Year Old
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Customer Rating
A remarkably well-priced addition to the Glenfarclas range, this 40yo has been simply-packaged in line with the rest of the standard bottlings from the distillery, and has been bottled at the perfect drinking strength of 46%. A 40yo sherried Speyside designed for drinking rather than sitting on a mantlepiece or in a display cabinet - bravo. Awarded a very well-merited Gold Medal at the Malt Maniacs Awards 2010.
Distillery Bottling
40 Year Old


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Black Pepper Black Pepper
  • Prunes Prunes
  • Orange Orange
  • Raspberry Raspberry
  • Milk Chocolate Milk Chocolate

Glenfarclas 40 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting notes by Whiskyfun (Serge Valentin)

    This is the rather fairly priced (when compared to other 40yo officials by other distillers) new wonder!

    Colour: dark amber with red hues.

    Nose: ultra-typical old sherried Glenfarclas, full of chocolate, raisins, prunes and then touches of mint, liquorice and varnish/pine resin. Also hints of blackcurrant buds, blackberry jam and finally a little coffee, smoked ham and toasted bread. Also a little walnut stain and maybe poppy seeds. In short, a classic.

    Mouth: excellent attack, with a flavourful oakiness (black pepper sauce alike) and various liqueur-filled chocolates. Chocolate-covered prunes. Goes on with fresh and clean notes of blood oranges, raspberry liqueur and just a few herbal notes that may hint at well-aged chartreuse. Hints of cough syrup.

    Finish: long, more on fruit skins and jams. Very pleasant fruity and resinous bitterness. Faint tannicity and liquorice in the aftertaste.

    Comments: I think it’s a good example of an old malt where an obvious oakiness brings more substance and complexity. Very well composed and worth its fair price, no doubt about that. SGP:562 - 91 points.

7 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    4 January

    I bought this several years ago for $550 Canadian and just finished the bottle. Wish I bought two at the time. Simply delicious

  • 5
    18 October 2017

    It's Christmas in your mouth! Delicious. Very glad I have two bottles ready and waiting :-)

  • 5
    27 July 2017

    Excellent!!!! and probably one of the best values you can find anywhere, sad to say the price is already jumping up.

  • 5
    10 February 2015

    Fantastic 40 yo whisky, probably one of the best and most affordable. But recently the prices have been rising. So get some whilst it is still affordable.

  • 5
    21 December 2014

    Great dram! Great price

  • 5
    28 June 2014

    Had a chance to have this recently and it's beyond beautiful. Never mind that it's 40 years - if you had it blind, it's simply a gorgeous drink. It's becoming increasingly rare which is a terrible shame.

  • MrClaw 2 November 2010

    Very, very well balanced for such an old whisky with a thick resinous mouthfeel. Fabulous stuff from one of my favourite distilleries. If you ask me this is leagues better than the Glenfarclas 40 Millenium (which I tasted this against and costs about 4 times as much!)