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Glenfarclas-Glenlivet 13 yo 1980/1993 (59.1%, Cadenhead, Authentic Collection) - 240414

 



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Glenfarclas - Scotch Malt Whisky - Region: Speyside
WF Distillery Ranking: Premier Cru Classé (all current rankings here)


Status: active - Stills: 6 (3 wash, 3 spirit) - Founded: 1836
Address: Ballindalloch, Banffshire AB37 9BD - Phone: +44 (0) 1807 500257
Web: www.glenfarclas.co.uk - More info: Malt Madness


My favourite expression so far:
Glenfarclas 21 yo (51.5%, OB, Pinerolo, selected for Edward Giaccone, rotation 1974)
96 points - Last tasted: April 10, 2007- Tasting notes: here
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General Distillery Profile - keywords (wazzat?)
Young (<20yo): Sherry Caramel Honey Chocolate Toasted Coffee Apples Oranges Apricots
Old (>20yo): Sherry Chocolate Oranges Coffee Tannins Raisins Resinous Caramel Mint

MM Distillery profile:
The Glenfarclas distillery is one of the last 'family' distilleries in Speyside. Glenfarclas was licensed in 1836 by farm tenant Robert Hay. For a while around 1850 Glenfarclas was also known under the name 'Glenlivet' - but we all know who won the battle for that name... Nowadays, only Glenlivet distillery can use that name. In 1865 Glenfarclas was obtained from Robert Hay's executors by John Grant who then let it to .... More on Malt Madness.
Glefarclas

Check all the 'winners' (90 points or more) on this wee list (PDF)

Whiskyfun tasting notes
OB - no vintage
  • Glenfarclas NAS 'Heritage' (40%, OB, Late 1990's) - no notes - 82
  • Glenfarclas 105 (60%, OB, circa 1997) - 101104
  • Glenfarclas '105' (60%, OB, +/-2000) - 220210
  • Glenfarclas 105 (60%, OB, 2004) - 101104
  • Glenfarclas '105' (60%, OB, +/- 2010) - 230211
  • Glenfarclas '175 Anniversary' (43%, OB, 2011) - 030511
  • Glenfarclas 5 yo (40%, OB, Frattina, Italy, ca 1975-1979) - 161205
  • Glenfarclas-Glenlivet 8 yo (70° proof, OB, Grant Bonding, late 1960’s) - 070907
  • Glenfarclas-Glenlivet 8 yo '105' (105°proof, OB, unblended, 75.7cl, +/-1965) - 060813
  • Glenfarclas-Glenlivet 8 yo (40%, OB, Grant Bonding, Italy, late 1960's) - 090114
  • Glenfarclas 8 yo ‘105’ (60%, OB, mid-1980’s, 75cl) - 070907
  • Glenfarclas 10 yo (40%, OB, +/-1995) - no notes - 79
  • Glenfarclas 10yo (40%, OB, +/- 2002) - 200111
  • Glenfarclas 10yo (40%, OB, +/- 2007) - 200111
  • Glenfarclas 10yo (40%, OB, +/- 2010) - 200111
  • Glenfarclas 12 yo '104' (104°American proof, OB, US, +/-1988) - 220210
  • Glenfarclas-Glenlivet 12 yo (43%, OB, Grant Bonding, Pinerolo, circa 1970) - 070907
  • Glenfarclas 12 yo (43%, OB, Frattina, 80’s) - 180505
  • Glenfarclas 12 yo (43%, OB, +/-2000) - no notes - 84
  • Glenfarclas 12 yo (43%, OB, circa 2004) - 280904
  • Glenfarclas 15 yo (43%, OB, Frattina, 80’s) - 080605
  • Glenfarclas 15 yo (46%, OB, Averna, 80’s) - 080605
  • Glenfarclas 15 yo (46%, OB, circa 1997) - 141104
  • Glenfarclas 15 yo (46%, OB, 2004) - 141104
  • Glenfarclas 15 yo (46%, OB, circa 2006) - 251206
  • Glenfarclas-Glenlivet 17 yo (91 US proof, US import, +/-1940) - 060314
  • Glenfarclas 17 yo (43%, OB, Japan, +/-1989, 75cl) - 161112
  • Glenfarclas 17 yo (43%, OB, +/-2013) - 060314
  • Glenfarclas 20 yo '105' (60%, OB, 2012) - 170213
  • Glenfarclas 21 yo (104°proof US, OB, Grant Bonding Co, USA, late 1960's) - 130409
  • Glenfarclas 21 yo (51.5%, OB, Pinerolo, selected for Edward Giaccone, rotation 1974) - 100407
  • Glenfarclas 21 yo (51.5%, OB, Pinerolo Torino, Square bottle, circa 1980) - 251204
  • Glenfarclas 21 yo (43%, OB, +/-1999) - no notes - 79
  • Glenfarclas 21 yo (43%, OB, circa 2006) - 251206
  • Glenfarclas 21 yo (43%, OB, +/-2012) - 170213
  • Glenfarclas 22 yo ‘Spirit of the Millenium’ (43%, OB, 2000 bottles, +/-2000) - 130409
  • Glenfarclas 25 yo (43%, OB, ‘all malts’, Martindill, Germany, +/-1975) - 161112
  • Glenfarclas 25 yo (43%, OB, Blue ceramic, mid 1990s) - 130409
  • Glenfarclas 25 yo (43%, OB, +/-2002) - 161112
  • Glenfarclas 25 yo (43%, OB, +/-2003) - no notes - 86
  • Glenfarclas 25 yo (43%, OB, +/-2005) - no notes - 86
  • Glenfarclas 25 yo (43%, OB, circa 2006) - 251206
  • Glenfarclas 30 yo (43%, OB, circa 1997) - 231104
  • Glenfarclas 30 yo (43%, OB, +/-2003) - no notes - 88
  • Glenfarclas 30 yo (43%, OB, 2004) - 231104
  • Glenfarclas 30 yo (43%, OB, Bottled +/- 2008) - 130409
  • Glenfarclas 31 yo (42.8%, OB, Port cask, 2012) - 161112
  • Glenfarclas 40 yo (46%, OB, 2010) - 290410
  • Glenfarclas 40 yo '105' (60%, OB, 893 bottles, 2008) - 230211
OB - vintage
  • Glenfarclas 58 yo 1953/2012 (47.2%, OB for Wealth Solutions, Poland, cask #1674, 400 bottles) - 040612
  • Glenfarclas 1953/2013 'Auld Alliance' (43.9%, OB, Spanish sherry butt, cask #1682, 125 bottles) - 280713
  • Glenfarclas 50 yo 1955/2005 (OB, cask #1612) - 170805 - 030905
  • Glenfarclas 50 yo 1956/2006 (50%, OB 'for friends', Edition 2, cask #1779, 96 bottles) - 190508
  • Glenfarclas 1959/2002 ‘Christmas Day’ (46%, OB, 96 bottles) - 120707
  • Glenfarclas 1960/2007 (52.4%, OB, Family Cask, cask #1767, 228 bottles) - 010111
  • Glenfarclas 1960/2008 (43.8%, OB, Family Cask, second batch, cask #1773, 157 bottles) - 190508
  • Glenfarclas 1960/2010 (45.4%, OB, Family Cask, Serge’s birthday, cask #1774, 1 bottle) - 010111
  • Glenfarclas 45 yo 1961/2008 (45.4%, OB, Germany, casks #1, 1319, 1321, 458 bottles) - 190508
  • Glenfarclas 1961/2011 'Family Casks VII' (47.0%, OB, sherry, cask #1325, 108 bottles) - 121011
  • Glenfarclas 1962/2008 (52.0%, OB, 'Family Casks' release III, cask #2647, 161 bottles) - 290410
  • Glenfarclas 1963/2007 (56.7%, OB, 'Family Casks', cask #4098, 420 bottles) - 290410
  • Glenfarclas 1965/2007 (60%, OB, Family Casks, butt, cask #3861, 417 bottles) - 100407
  • Glenfarclas 1966/2011 (47.9%, OB for The Nth Universal Whisky Experience Las Vegas 2011, single cask) - 160612
  • Glenfarclas 1968/2000 (54.2%, OB, Old stock reserve, ceramic, cask #684, 208 bottles) - 250405
  • Glenfarclas 1968/2000 (52.1%, OB, ceramic, cask #683, 204 bottles) - 190508
  • Glenfarclas 32 yo 1968 (43%, OB) - no notes - 94
  • Glenfarclas 1968/2003 ‘Rare Old Stock Reserve’ (54.10%, OB, cask #686-687, 384 bottles) - 090205
  • Glenfarclas 1968/2003 (47.7%, OB for Potstill Vienna, cask #685, 56 bottles) - 120208
  • Glenfarclas 1968/2004 ‘For Friends Edition 1’ (50.1%, OB, Private, cask #688, 126 bottles) - 090205
  • Glenfarclas 1968 ‘For Friends Edition 3’ (OB, Private, WIP, cask #689) - 090205
  • Glenfarclas 1968/2005 (51.4%, OB, Private Bottling, cask #689, 152 bottles) - no notes - 93
  • Glenfarclas 1968/2007 (65.1%, OB, Family Casks, cask #1316, 483 bottles) - 120208
  • Glenfarclas 1968/2009 (51.2%, OB for Lindores Whisky Society 5th anniversary, cask #699, 11 bottles) - 180709
  • Glenfarclas 41 yo 1968/2010 (49.7%, OB for Thosop BVBA, Belgium) - 111110
  • Glenfarclas 43 yo 1968/2011 (47,5%, OB, Family Cask for Luc Timmermans, Manzanilla, cask #697, 133 bottles) - 200811
  • Glenfarclas 1968/2012 (54.4%, OB, Family Cask, Special Release, ‘Tribute to the 175th Anniversary’, selected by Luc Timmermans, cask #5241, 175 bottles) - 010113
  • Glenfarclas 1969/2007 (56,2%, OB 'Family Casks', cask #3184, 148 bottles) - 241007
  • Glenfarclas 32 yo 1970/2003 ‘Old Stock Reserve’ (50.1%, OB, 295 b.) - 190204
  • Glenfarclas 33 yo 1970/2003 (46%, OB for LMdW, Sherry, cask #2022) - no notes - 91
  • Glenfarclas 1971/1999 ‘Vintage Cask Strength’ (57.70, OB, cask #3515, 253 bottles) - 170805
  • Glenfarclas 1971/2000 ‘Christmas Edition’ (53.10%, OB, casks #5959/5960, 543 bottles) - 251206
  • Glenfarclas 40 yo 1971/2011 (51.6%, OB, Family Casks for The Whisky Shop Dufftown, first fill sherry, cask #152) - 030811
  • Glenfarclas 1973/2003 (46%, OB, cask #4793, 124 bottles) - 250405
  • Glenfarclas 1974/2000 (43%, OB, 2732 bottles) - 151105
  • Glenfarclas 1974/2004 (50.5%, OB, cask #6041, 246 bottles) - 180505
  • Glenfarclas 1974/2007 (60.8%, OB, Family Casks, butt, cask #2578, 555 bottles) - 100407
  • Glenfarclas 1976 ‘4th fill sherry’ (WIP, cask #3104) - 180505
  • Glenfarclas 1976/2007 (49,4%, OB 'Family Casks', cask #3111, 595 bottles) - 241007
  • Glenfarclas 21 yo 1978/1999 (60.3%, OB, 1800 bottles) - no notes - 86
  • Glenfarclas 22 yo 1978/2000 (59.8%, OB, James Watt Edition #6, 1200 bottles) - no notes - 87
  • Glenfarclas 1979/2003 ‘Edition #9 Alexander Graham Bell’ (54%, OB, 1200 bottles) - 130409
  • Glenfarclas 1979/2004 Port Pipe (46%, OB, c. #3518, 750 bottle) - 040504
  • Glenfarclas 1979/2008 'Family Casks III' (50.6%, OB, bourbon barrel, cask #2216) - 250711
  • Glenfarclas 1980/2002 (54.8%, OB, Christmas, cask #11047, 627 bottles) - 241208
  • Glenfarclas 1980/2002 (50.7%, OB Christmas Edition, cask #11045, 229 bottles) - 060813
  • Glenfarclas 1980/2003 (55%, OB, Christmas, cask #11051, 607 bottles) - 241208
  • Glenfarclas 1980/2008 (50%, OB, Christmas Edition, Port Pipes, casks #11070 & 11071, 903 bottles) - 241208
  • Glenfarclas 1980/2008 (48.6%, OB, Christmas Edition, Port Pipes, casks #11067 & 11069, 780 bottles) - 241208
  • Glenfarclas 1983/2007 (56%, OB, Family Casks, cask #50, 302 bottles) - 100407
  • Glenfarclas 1986/2003 (43%, OB for Germany, fino sherry, 1800 bottles) - 030806
  • Glenfarclas 1986/2006 ‘Family Reserve’ (49%, OB, sherry, 760 bottles) - 161112
  • Glenfarclas 1987/2006 ‘Quarter Casks’ (46%, OB, 1299 botles) - 030806
  • Glenfarclas 1987/2007 (55.1%, OB 'Family Casks', cask #1010, 262 bottles) - 241007
  • Glenfarclas 1988/2007 (56,3%, OB 'Family Casks', cask #7033, 572 bottles) - 241007
  • Glenfarclas 1989/2005 (60.2%, OB for Single Malt Whisky Shop Belgium, first fill sherry, cask #11462, 618 bottles) - 161205
  • Glenfarclas 1989/2007 (60%, OB 'Family Casks', cask #11721, 600 bottles) - 241007
  • Glenfarclas 1989/2012 (56.6%, OB, Family Casks, TSMC Taiwan, cask #11046, 591 bottles) - 060314
  • Glenfarclas 1990/2001 'Fino first filling' (46%, OB) - no notes - 80
  • Glenfarclas 1990/2001 'Oloroso first filling' (46%, OB) - no notes - 76
  • Glenfarclas 1990/2001 'Plain oak first filling' (46%, OB) - no notes - 79
  • Glenfarclas 1990/2007 (58.9%, OB for 5th Anniversary Taiwan SMW tasting association, cask #9246, 209 bottles) - 180511
  • Glenfarclas 1990/2011 'Family Casks' (57%, OB for TSMC Taiwan, cask #5098, 596 bottles) - 060813
  • Glenfarclas 1990/2013 (46%, OB, Limited Rare Bottling, Edition No.17, Alexander Selkirk, 1200 bottles) - 060314
  • Glenfarclas 1991/2004 (46%, OB for La Maison du Whisky, cask #5620, oloroso) - 221104
  • Glenfarclas 1991/2004 (46%, OB, cask #5619, 649 bottles) - 120707
  • Glenfarclas 1994/2004 (46%, OB, oloroso hogshead, 600 bottles for France) - 280904
  • Glenfarclas 1994/2005 (46%, OB for Switzerland, cask #3979, 402 bottles) - 161205
  • Glenfarclas ‘Heritage’ 1995 (45%, OB, France, 2005) - 161205
  • Glenfarclas 2000/2009 (46%, OB) - 220210
  • Glenfarclas 2002/2011 (58%, OB, casks #1575-1576, 630 bottles) - 111211
  • Glenfarclas 9 yo 2002/2011 (55.1%, OB, Kirchhellener Private Tasting Circle, casks #2655-2658, first fill oloroso, 677 bottles) - 060813
  • Glenfarclas 2003/2013 (56.8%, OB, Family Casks for Le Gus't, cask #1450, 316 bottles) - 280813
Cadenhead
  • Glenfarclas-Glenlivet 21 yo (46%, Cadenhead, sherry wood matured, mid-1980’s) - 070907
  • Glenfarclas 28 yo 1970/1999 (55.9%, Cadenhead, Chairman’s Stock, sherry hogshead, 180 bottles) - 060813
  • Glenfarclas 29 yo 1971/2001 (47%, Cadenhead, Chairman's Stock, Bourbon hogshead, 198 bottles) - 040612
  • Glenfarclas 30 yo 1973/2004 (44.4%, Cadenhead, Authentic Collection, Bourbon hogshead, 222 bottles) - 040612
  • Glenfarclas 34 yo 1973/2007 (43.7%, Cadenhead, Chairman's Stock, bourbon hogshead,198 bottles) - 161112
  • Glenfarclas-Glenlivet 13 yo 1980/1993 (59.1%, Cadenhead, Authentic Collection) - 240414
  • Glenfarclas-Glenlivet 14 yo 1980/1994 (59.5%, Cadenhead's Authentic Collection) - 040612
  • Glenfarclas 20 yo 1988/2009 (51.9%, Cadenhead, bourbon hogshead, 203 bottles) - 040709
Norse Cask
  • Glenfarclas 40 yo 1964/2005 (53,5%, DL for QualityWorld Denmark, Norse Cask Selection, Sherry Butt DL 1578, 515 b.) - 161205
Samaroli
  • Glenfarclas 1977/1993 'Coilltean' (46%, Samaroli, 25th Anniversary, 696 bottles) - 040612
Scotch Single Malt Circle
  • Glenfarclas 1967/2009 (49.8%, Scotch Single Malt Circle, Ex bourbon, cask #23166, 139 bottles) - 161112
Scott's Selection
  • Glenfarclas 1965/2005 (48.5%, Scott’s Selection) - 070907
Signatory
  • Glenfarclas 34 yo 1959/1994 (50.2%, Signatory, sherry, cask #3238-40, 280 bottles) - 190508
  • Glenfarclas 30 yo 1964/1995 (54.1%, Signatory, sherry cask #4996) - 151105
  • Glenfarclas 20 yo 1969/1989 (58.2%, Signatory, dumpy, casks #52-54, 900 bottles) - 161112
SMWS
  • Glenfarclas 38 yo 1966/2005 (48.3%, SMWS 1.123) - 040506
  • Glenfarclas 27 yo 1970/1998 (55.6%, SMWS #1.81) - 251206
  • Glenfarclas 36 yo 1970/2007 (54.7%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, #1.135, ‘Luxurious smooth spice’) - 161112
Single Malts of Scotland - Specialty Drinks - TWE
  • Glenfarclas 1953/2013 'The Coronation' (51.1%, Specialty Drinks, crystal decanter, 60 bottles) - 170913
Various IB
  • Glenfarclas 12 yo (45%, F.W. Hempel & Co., Germany, +/-1970?) - 170913
  • Glenfarclas 1967 (43%, Natural Color, France, +/-2005) - 180709
 
Possible Glenfarclas
Adelphi
  • The Whisky that Cannot be Named 50 yo 1953/2003 (54.3%, Adelphi, cask #1668) - 281004
Blackadder
  • Blairfindy 40 yo 1963/2003 (52.3%, Blackadder Raw Cask, Sherry, cask #5, 576 bottles) - 160708
  • Blairfindy 45 yo 1964 (53.4%, Blackadder Raw Cask, Presentation Edition, Speyside, Sherry Butt cask ref 4713, 424 bottles, +/- 2010) - 030511
  • Blairfindy 40 yo 1965/2006 (51,7%, Blackadder Raw Cask, Sherry cask #1850, 194 bottles) - 120707
  • Blairfindy 35 yo (53.7%, Blackadder, cask #BA 2004/203) - 200807
  • Blairfindy 30 yo 1976/2006 (49,4%, Blackadder Raw Cask, Sherry cask #4, 296 bottles) - 120707
  • Blairfindy 24 yo 1980/2004 (55.9%, Blackadder for Sun Favourite Taiwan, sherry butt #5984, 182 bottles) - 151105
  • Blairfindy 21 yo 1980/2002 (57.6%, Blackadder, Raw Cask, sherry butt, cask #5983, 300 bottles) - 240414
  • Blairfindy 23 yo 1980/2003 (43%, Blackadder, sherry butt, cask #5983) - 240414
Chieftain's
  • Speyside Malt 32 yo 1969/2001 (43%, Chieftains for Taiwan, 1,360 bottles) - 200807
  • Speyside Malt 32 yo 1973/2005 (43%, Chieftains for Taiwan, 720 bottles) - 200807
Douglas Laing
  • Anonymas 34 yo 1965/2000 (50%, DL Old Malt Cask, 256 bottles) - 160708
  • Old Stock Reserve No1 39 yo 1965/2005 (54.7%, Douglas Laing OMC for Alambic Germany, sherry butt ref DL 1550) - 220806
  • Ballindalloch 40 yo 1965/2005 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC, sherry butt ref DL 1979, 289 bottles) - 220806
  • 'Probably Speyside's Finest' 40 yo 1965/2006 (50%, Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask, Sherry, 539 bottles) - 120707
  • Probably Speyside's Finest Distillery 41 yo 1966/2008 (50%, Douglas Laing, OMC, 326 bottles) - 171008
  • Speyside's Finest 43 yo 1966 (48.2%, Douglas Laing for The Whisky Show, sherry butt #5525, 197 bottles) - 290410
  • Probably Speyside's Finest 41 yo 1967/2009 (50%, Douglas Laing, OMC, REF 5159, 305 bottles) - 290410
Duncan Taylor
  • Speyside Selection N°1 1966/2005 (44.4%, Duncan Taylor Private Bottling, cask #3333, 228 bottles) - 040506
  • Speyside Selection N°5 38 yo 1969/2007 (48.8%, Duncan Taylor Rare Auld, cask #3834, 201 bottles) - 290410
  • An Iconic Speyside 27 yo 1984/2011 (54.8%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #2033, 229 bottles) - 240414
Gordon & MacPhail
  • Glen Gordon 15 yo (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, ca 1986-1987) - 011105
Hart Bros
  • Ballindalloch 35 yo 1967/2002 (48.5%, Hart Bros) - 200807
Jack Wieber Whisky World
  • Ballindalloch 1966/2006 (44.5%, JWWW Old Train Line, sherry cask #5639) - 040506
Malts of Scotland
  • A 1836 founded distillery 1970/2011 (53.5%, Malts of Scotland, Angel’s Choice, sherry hogshead, cask #MoS11025, 55 half-bottles) - 060314
The Nectar
  • Feral Clangs 41 yo 1966/2008 (45.7%, The Nectar, Daily Dram, 201 bottles) - 160708
Taste Still - M&H
  • Old Speyside 1966/2006 (45.6%, M&H Cask Selection, 270 bottles) - 040506
Whisky-Doris
  • Ballindalloch 40 yo 1966/2007 (51.3%, Whisky-Doris) - 200807
The Whisky Fair
  • Single Speyside Malt 41 yo 1965/2007 (53.5%, The Whisky Fair, sherry) - 120707
  • Single Speyside Malt 40 yo 1966/2007 (52.4%, The Whisky Fair, Oloroso, 150 bottles) - 120707
  • Speyside 42 yo 1969/2011 (53.4%, The Whisky Fair, bourbon) - 060813
  • Single Speyside Malt 37 yo 1970/2008 (50.2%, The Whisky Fair) - 171008
  • Speyside 39 yo 1970/2009 (54.4%, Perfect Dram, first fill oloroso, 240 bottles) - 040709
  • Speyside Single Malt 35 yo 1971/2006 (51,4%, The Whisky Fair, Sherry butt, 534 bottles) - 120707
Various IB
  • Findlater’s Mar Lodge 12 yo (43%, Findlater, single malt, France, +/-1985) - 060314
  • Nectar of the Gods 38 yo 1966/2004 (42.3%, Whisky Magazine Editor’s Choice, cask #6461, 84 bottles) - 040506
  • Glenfairytales 38 yo 1970/2008 (54.8%, Whisky Tales, 500ml) - 040709
  • Ballindalloch 1970/2009 (54.7%, The Whisky Cask, sherry butt) - 040709
  • Eagle of Spey 20 yo 1993/2013 (52.9%, Riegger's Selection, sherry finish, cask #611) - 240414