Glenfarclas 15 Year Old

70cl / 46%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Glenfarclas 15 Year Old
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Customer Rating
Rich and sherried 15yo malt from one of the best distilleries in Speyside. Aged for a little bit longer and bottled a little stronger for a more concentrated, richer flavour. As always, Glenfarclas remains one of the best-value malts on the market – a must for lovers of sherried whisky.
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Age
15 Year Old
Country
Scotland
Region
Speyside
Colouring
Yes

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Sherry Sherry
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Malt Malt
  • Butter Butter
  • Grape Grape

Glenfarclas 15 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Notes by George Grant

    Colour: A rich golden amber.
     
    Nose: Complex, sherried, deliciously peated, light butterscotch aromas, with a hint of dried fruit.

    Flavour: Full bodied with super balance of sherried sweetness, malty tones and peaty flavours.

    Finish: Long lasting, gloriously sherried, sweet, gently smoky, and distinguished.

    Comment: With greater complexity than our younger whiskies, this is a great whisky drinker’s whisky. We bottle this at 46% simply because my grandfather preferred it at this strength. It’s still a family favourite.

  • Tasting Notes by Billy A

    Nose: Sugared raisins, honey and a big cinnamon spicy hit.

    Palate: Buttery with brown sugar, allspice, more cinnamon and the rest of the brown ground spices hiding at the back of the cupboard.

    Finish: Long, with sweet grapes, more spice, brown butter and the ever-present cinnamon tingle.

    Comment: The story goes that this is bottled at 46% as a nod to one of the earlier George Grants, who wanted to balance the taste of the whisky against getting enough out of a special Christmas release to go around the entire family. Whatever the reason, the higher strength gives this a bit more oomph, which along with the Christmas cake, dried fruit and spiciness makes this a fantastic winter dram, and an excellent sherried all-rounder.

36 Customer Reviews

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  • 1
    3 December 2015

    Badly sulfured, unfortunately (190315). This used to be a great malt back in 2013, but not anymore. I can't understand why people and professional reviewers just won't address this ever worsening sulfur issue.

  • 5
    2 December 2015

    I'm drinking it now... oh, it's good... rich fruit cakey mouth filler that leaves a citrus tang on the back of the tongue. One of the best, if not the best sherried Scotch of its kind...

  • 5
    8 March 2015

    Great smell and taste, I only just started experiencing sherry whisky. This is a great one, good value for money and an amazing taste, so rich and smooth, ticks all the boxes for me!

  • 5
    11 January 2015

    Absolutely loved this! Normally not a big whisky drinker, but after doing a load of research I settled on a bottle of this. My history with whisky is minimal, but clouded with cheaper bottles that gave the drink a bad rap in my eyes. Really wanted to change that opinion I chose this after careful consideration to really appreciate what is reviewed as a great single malt. Novice in my knowledge of whisky, I opted for this as it was described as fruity/sweet and I have to say it''s spot on! Lovely drink to have and to own. Here''s to many more whiskies for me!

  • 15 March 2014

    stunning smell and taste, I look forward to this whiskey very much. smooth great tasting and an absolute bargain for the money!

  • 18 January 2014

    Nose. Dr. Pepper, orange cake, spices palate complex, more orange cake and spice, vanilla, dried fruit, raisins just a magnificent whisky. I'm in love.

  • 23 December 2013

    In my view this excellent 15 year old is one of the best on the market and represents value for money..

  • 12 December 2013

    Huge development compared to the 10 YO expression, Glenfarclas 15 represents great value without a doubt. It is distinct and sublime. Bottled at 46% AVB, not for the novice drinker. Hard to believe its price tag, it blows pretty much every other 15 YO single malt out of the water in terms of quality-price ratio. I liked it more than the much-praised 21 YO expression, this dram easily compares to Macallan on multiple levels and is a gem without a doubt.

  • 14 April 2013

    This is a great whisky if its to your taste. Glenfarclas is a beacon of excelence.

  • 14 June 2012

    "Nose" (undiluted): Spicy, mildly medicinal with big sherry notes. "Palate" (undiluted): Rounded rich sherry notes. This is a big sherried scotch. A wee bit of charcoal interspersed with the sherry. Raspberries and peppermint. Lots of oak (maybe too much). A little bit of a strong drink that makes it slightly off-balance. "Finish" (undiluted): Candied ginger, smoke, and oak again.

  • 11 May 2012

    This is a really dense sherried malt, but a very good one. The complexity and the quality of sherry casks are... astonishing. This whisky is for real whisky enthusiasts. Not for easy going saturday drinkers.

  • 15 June 2011

    A sublime dram and great value for money. Have yet to be disappointed by any offerings from this distillery. The wonderful thing about whisky is that there's a style to suit everyone.

  • 10 February 2011

    @Denmark whisky lover - Lol yes I noticed that the bottle was brown after I typed my question! I wish the UK was like Germany or Denmark where the bottle has to say whether it has artificial colouring.I love peated whisky, but I also like a good sherried whisky, so will definitely give this one a go.

  • 6 February 2011

    the color of the bottle is brown, so in that way it looks darker - but... it taste as an "dark" whisky. I bought my bottle in Germany and it is by law, that if it has been colored, it must say so on the bottle, and it doesn't!! I don't think that you would be dissapointed with the dram - unless you like peated whisky.

  • 17 January 2011

    Looks extremely dark - does anyone know (admin maybe?) if it has added colouring?

  • 8 January 2011

    I honestly don?t care what it should or shouldn't taste like as long as it?s good. This one is a pleasant surprise to me and I think it amazingly enough tastes exactly what it looks like (!) Fresh honey, dark chocolate, rich cream, vanilla, milkchoco. Not very complex or demanding, doesn't need time or focus to be enjoyed. I'm getting some more of this spiked liquid christmas candy...

  • 15 December 2010

    I enjoy the sherry tones of this offering and the smoothness compared to their 12 year old; much better value than the 17 year old. Not available in USA so enjoyed a rare bottle brought back by friends visiting the UK.

  • 24 August 2010

    This is one of the truly outstanding whisky's available at a working man's price. I haven't tasted as many as jim Murray but have sampled several dozen over the years and am happy to agree with him that at worst it is superb and my bottle seems to suffer from rapid angel sharing whenever I have one.

  • 2 August 2010

    Considering that some malts are so heavily peated it's like sipping a bog, some of the negative comments here are just plain daft. If, like me, you tend to put turf on the fire, rather than in a glass, then this is a very agreeable whisky. Yes, it's heavily sherried and definitely not for the afternoon or early evening, but serve it up after dinner, and there'll be no murmurs of dissent from your guests. As they say...."horses for courses".

  • 26 July 2010

    There is sherry and it is overt (so far so good), spices, vanilla, orange on the nose. The palate has a full rich mouthfeel and exotic spices dance around malt with sherry, vanilla and orange marmalade. It's a big boy and big is beautiful. A little less oaky finish could be ok but some nights, that oak transforms the whisky into something more than a savoured sipper, it becomes a party animal draped in colourful robes dancing on the rooftops. Lighten up, sherry up, give it up.

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