Price Point: $45 – $55 for 750 ML
A couple months back, I wrote a review of Ardbeg 10 Year Old, and shared my first experiences with a Scotch flight. I was immediately turned off by the more intimidating whiskies, like Bunnahabhain or Talisker. Out of my dad’s collection, I quickly identified with the Glenfarclas line, a series of Highland single malts that are just as flavorful as they are easy to drink.
I haven’t revisited the 12 Year Old all that much since my first introduction, but as my palate has changed, it still holds up as a good one.
The nose is nice on this one. Full of oak – almost buttery. There’s a slight sherry aroma, with a little bit of fruit.
Glenfarclas 12 Year Old has a nice taste, but I have to say I like the nose better. There’s a slight hint of peat, but not enough to make it too interesting.
The finish is medium to long, re-establishing the flavors mentioned previously.
Rating & Recommendations
Overall, Glenfarclas 12 Year Old is a decent Scotch, earning a score of 79 out of 100.
A drop or two of water can really open this stuff up, but it’s just as enjoyable neat to me.
In the coming weeks, I’ll be reviewing the older brothers to this expression; Glenfarclas 17 and 21 Year Old.