Glenfarclas 15 Year Old
70cl / 58.6%
103° Proof TWE Exclusive
- Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
To celebrate Glenfarclas 15 Year Old being named as our Whisky of the Year for 2013-14, we asked the distillery to create a high-strength edition of this TWE favourite exclusively for us. Bottled at 103° proof, this is rich and spicy; a drop of water brings out extra sweetness and notes of fruit cake and cherries.
- Liquorice root
- Fruit Cake
Glenfarclas 15 Year Old Reviews
Tasting Notes by Rocky
Nose: Intense, with sherry-soaked raisins, Madeira cake, sweet nutmeg spice, orange peel and a hint of butterscotch all present.
Palate: Big, bold, warming and spicy, with a rich Moscatel-sherry-like texture. Spicy notes of liquorice, clove and oak intermingle with dates, prunes and a hint of sweet honey.
Finish: Long and intense, with the clove lingering.
Tasting notes by Billy A
Nose: Thick, rich and heavy, with raisin jam and dates, tempered by some fresher notes – vanilla toffee and cooking apples. Nuttiness and spice sit behind that, along with hot leather car seats, orange peel and a touch of mulled wine. Dundee cake, fresh from the boot of the car at a summer picnic?
Palate: Sweet, spicy and intense, with punchy Eccles cakes slowly turning darker, to damp oak and unsweetened liquorice pastilles. There are sour plums, cinnamon sticks and nutmeg, and lots of rich, dark, fruit cake. Water works well, especially if you're not in the mood for a sherry-laden punch in the mouth – it intensifies the sweet notes, while turning down the overall volume. More raisins, sultanas and maraschino cherries appear, along with a bit of sweet spice and dark chocolate.
Finish: Unsweetened 100% cocoa chocolate, cherries, old oak and some barrel char, with fruit cake hanging around once the rest has faded.
Tasting Notes by Stuart P
Nose: An explosion in a spice factory. A swathe of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, followed by boozy sultanas and hot-cross-bun dough, then a clean note of barley and honeyed fruit.
Palate: If you're feeling brave, you can try this neat, but a drop of water would be sensible – do so, and you're rewarded with rich, spicy fruit cake, balanced by earthy liquorice and a backbone of classy oak.
Finish: The boozy fruit and rich spices fight it out.
18 Customer Reviews
Top shelf Glenfarclas. Buy buy buy it!!
Wonderfully rich with a peppery note. A real winter treat. Treat it with care though, a few drops of water will open in up and reveal tasty fruitcake and spices. Just buy it!
Very good, but it can’t compete with the Glendronach from 1995 wich I bought from The Whisky Exchange
Got this as a gift for 15 years service - come with some nice engraving on the side of the bottle. A lovely drop and for me, I do need just a little water added. As I've gotten older the stronger drinks are agreeing with me less & less!
This is probably the best 15yo I`ve ever had. So very smooth and drinkable. And lots of taste. Just had to buy a few extra bottles.
Recently bought this excellent Malt. It is very strong and benefits with a little water. A Great whisky.
Easy to forget strength of this, as very smooth with added water.Not sure how it compares to 105,but overall another great product from Glenfsrclas!!??
It's a perfect whisky, astonishing, rich taste. Congrats for this great single malt. For me the best ever!
Maybe the most challenging single malt I have ever encountered. I dont mean a bad way: this is basicly sulfur free. This one should be decanted at least 3-4 times and it takes lot of water. I added couple of tea spoon of water to 4 cl and let it rest at least 30 min. This a herbal style sherried Glenfarclas, a very unusual speysider in any terms. Not the best Glenfarclas I have had, but surely the most interesting one...
A nice whisky. I prefer this by a hair over the standard 17yo. They're similar, but the 15 cask strength is more immediate and exciting. It reminds you that it's 100 proof whisky without being offensive about it.
Very very good, a sherry monster at its best, sweet and fruity yet balance is achieved! an this comes from an islay peat-head
I didn''t find this one that much better than the regular 15. It was quite good and had no flaws but somehow I doubt I''ll be buying a second bottle now that the first is almost gone.
What an amazing whisky for this price. Great balance between the Oak and the mature spirit. Classic Glenfarclas flavours with that little bit extra. This is what Cask Strength should taste like. A must Try..... Well done Whisky Exchange and Glenfarclas. Should try this on the 21yr old.
This is perfect whisky- especially in cold winter weather like this- a balance of lush fruits and dry oak- what a nose too.. so much going on, light and balanced on the tongue with long and crisp ginger finish- fabulous
Balanced sherry, baking spices and coffee cake - fantastic stuff. Drink neat (little boozy) or takes a drop of water well.
Glenfarclas use peated malt sometimes,it''s definitely there. Try it next to something like Auchentoshan,you will notice the difference.
Mmm this is really nice. Spicy sweetness is the key words here. Heavily sherried, but not in a heavy unctuous way. It''s a lighter body sherry, very spicy style. Beautifully rich fruit cake that someone has doubled up the spices. Nice touch of bergamot tea in the finish. Go get some! Absolutely no peat that I can detect. Billy''s A''s review is pretty bang on.
This is a little different from the standard 15. Slightly less sherry influence,but loads of honey,citrus and nutty notes. The tasting notes state no peat,but I definitely get a little,which helps to round of the dram beautifully. It also benefits from a little dash of water!