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Glenfarclas!

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Which Glenfarclas

Glenfarclas 12
4
10%
Glenfarclas 17
4
10%
Glenfarclas 21
13
33%
Gelnfarclas 25
11
28%
Glenfarclas 105
5
13%
SP, it was nice when you stopped posting polls for a while!
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Total votes : 40

Glenfarclas!

Postby ScotchPalate » Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:27 pm

Xcel & Di Blasi have got me thinking about Glenfarclas. I've put off the farclas for a while and I really need to grab one. What do you recommend:
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Postby Jan » Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:49 pm

Hmm.. what on earth is wrong with the 15 year old - not good enough for you? :wink: :lol:

Actually I find the 15yo a very nice dram and a good price/quality ratio. Of your choices I would go for the 25yo - very good spicy sherry dram.

The 21yo is lighter - a different bourbon/sherry cask ratio I was told at a recent fair - an excellent tipple but it's perhaps less interesting or something.

I'm not a fan of the 105 - frankly I have never understood it's good standing here - I find it having much too high abv for what it is.

12yo - only had a quick taste, but nice sherried dram.

Have not tried the 17yo.
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Postby ScotchPalate » Thu Apr 19, 2007 12:01 am

I've never seen the 15 yr. old, I don't believe that they sell it in the US :cry:
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Postby Di Blasi » Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:44 am

I've chosen the 105 cause it's what I've tasted the most of, and the 12y too. I think the 105 is damn smooth and perfectly balanced! Don't be afraid of its cask strength! The 30y I also tasted on my visit there last week, wow, nice to taste again after not being a fan. It's great too! And do I need to mention the 1954, 46y Glenfarclas?? Heck ScotchPalate, go out and get one of each you can get your hands on and host a tasting and pick for yourself the best!!!
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Postby shoganai » Thu Apr 19, 2007 2:29 am

I've only tried the 12 and 17. I really enjoyed them both, but had them far enough apart that I can't really state a preference.

I have a bottle of 105 sitting on my shelf waiting to be opened. I'm pretty excited to try it, so I might open it next.
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Postby Mr Fjeld » Thu Apr 19, 2007 5:41 am

I've only tasted the 12 and the 30 which isn't one of your options so maybe I shouldn't offer my advice, but the 12yo is very good - and definately among the best 10/12 year olds I've had the pleasure of drinking. It's lovely unpretentious also with its screwcap and one litre bottle. If you can get hold of the 30yo you should consider that one too as it's very good value.
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Postby Dubois » Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:26 am

If I had to give my Top-3, I would vote for:

15 Yrs; 21 Yrs; 105.

I voted for 21 Yrs.
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Postby les taylor » Thu Apr 19, 2007 8:40 am

I've not had all the range. The 12 and 15 greatly enjoyed must get some more. Richard Joynson think's the thirty is one of the finest whiskies he has sold. That's a reccomendation for you.


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Postby ScotchPalate » Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:56 pm

I am certain (unfortunately) that the 30 Yr. is not sold in the US. :x :x
However, if ever I am traveling abroad I will be on a mad lookout for it!
:D :D

Seems like a great range, there's a vote for every expression. Guess I can't go wrong. I'm just surprised that only one voter preferred that I don't post polls :lol: :lol:
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Postby Lawrence » Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:13 pm

I like Glenfarclas generally but really like the 12 and the 21, I will be buying a bottle of the 15 next time I have a chance.

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Postby jimidrammer » Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:07 pm

I've had all the ones listed and voted for the 25yo. The 15yo and 30yo are not available in the US, AFAIK. Some Vintage bottles are at Binny's, but I've yet to make it there. Glenfarclas don't make a bad whisky, just different levels of greatness, IMO. :wink:
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Postby l'chaim » Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:53 am

I won’t vote because I’ve only tried the 105, which I have open now, but I will say that this bottle is excellent!
shoganai wrote:
I have a bottle of 105 sitting on my shelf waiting to be opened. I'm pretty excited to try it, so I might open it next.


Shoganai, where did you end up getting the ‘farclas?
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Postby Ganga » Sun Apr 22, 2007 6:41 am

I've actually gone through the 10, 12, 15, 17, 21, 25, 30, 105 and the 1974. As you can imagine my choice is the 1974. However, my two favorites of the rest are the 17 and 25. The 15 and 30 are not available in the US, although Glenfarclas thought I should be able to get the 30 by talking to a distributor.
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Postby Di Blasi » Sun Apr 22, 2007 3:59 pm

Ganga wrote:I've actually gone through the 10, 12, 15, 17, 21, 25, 30, 105 and the 1974. As you can imagine my choice is the 1974. However, my two favorites of the rest are the 17 and 25. The 15 and 30 are not available in the US, although Glenfarclas thought I should be able to get the 30 by talking to a distributor.


Now taste the 1954, and be truly amazed! Damn it's great!!
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Postby Di Blasi » Sun Apr 22, 2007 7:02 pm

All this Glenfarclas talk, along with my recent visit, prompts me to realize I really need to get myself a wonderful bottling of Glenfarclas. But which to get??? The 105, the 21y, or the 30y?? Or the 1954!!!!!
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Postby vitara7 » Sun Apr 22, 2007 7:28 pm

splash out on the 54 :wink:

althoguh for a 30yo the glenfarclas 30yo is a good price.

out of the four you list, id plump for the 21yo
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Postby Di Blasi » Sun Apr 22, 2007 7:43 pm

vitara7 wrote:splash out on the 54 :wink:

althoguh for a 30yo the glenfarclas 30yo is a good price.

out of the four you list, id plump for the 21yo


Yes, the 21y is very reasonably priced over there! But so is the 30y isn't it??
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Postby vitara7 » Sun Apr 22, 2007 7:53 pm

when you compare it to the prices of other OB 30yo's then its a good price, but as you say the 21yo is very reasonably priced.
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Postby Ize » Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:02 am

25yo was darn good, marginally better than 21yo ... 105 is good also, but just can not compete with those older ones. Others I haven't had tasted. :D
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Postby Mark » Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:59 pm

I voted for the 21 year old but i do like the entire Glenfarclas range.

I just wish it was mor e readily available in the supermarket chains here in the UK.

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Postby les taylor » Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:07 pm

Mark wrote:I voted for the 21 year old but i do like the entire Glenfarclas range.

I just wish it was mor e readily available in the supermarket chains here in the UK.

Mark


Mark have you tried buying online there are a few really good on line companies with great variety of distilleries and their expressions. The goodies always turn up within 48 hours.


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Postby Mark » Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:26 pm

les taylor wrote:Mark have you tried buying online there are a few really good on line companies with great variety of distilleries and their expressions. The goodies always turn up within 48 hours.


I often shop online otherwise i wouldnt have tasted half the malt whiskies that i have. Normally my online purchases are usually more expensive bottlings. £20 to £30 bottling doesnt justify the £7 or £8 postage for me.

I maybe wasnt clear with what i had wrote. I should have said that i wished that the likes of the bottom end of the Glenfarclas range such as the 12 year old was readily available in supermarkets if it was i would have purchased it more often.

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Postby DramMeister » Wed Apr 25, 2007 4:14 pm

SMWS had a couple of 40yr expressions at very reasonable prices that are really special. I personally love the 21yr.
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Postby Quaichuser » Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:33 pm

It's a tough call. I have had the all but the 25 on the list and also the 8yr old, the 10yr old and the 15yr old. My notes tell me that I was one of those who preferred the 15 yr old. I found the 15 had both a boldness and smoothness that appealed to me more than the 17.

I also noticed that the 8 yr old had a fine flavour that surprised me for it's youth.
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Postby ccrank.freeserve.co.uk » Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:40 pm

Sainsburys had the 12yr old as an exclusive(along with travel retail ) a few christmases ago for £24.99 .Sadly it all seems to have gone now but picked my last one up last october so may still be some knocking about.I much preffer the 12 to the 10
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Postby victor tango whisky » Thu Apr 26, 2007 5:15 am

Like some of you, I have only tried the 12. (Then again, I might have tried another bottling at the one whisky fest I've attended, but memory fails me). :?
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Postby Di Blasi » Thu Apr 26, 2007 1:37 pm

DramMeister wrote:SMWS had a couple of 40yr expressions at very reasonable prices that are really special. I personally love the 21yr.


I think they, SMWS, might still also have a 36y now, for 100£, that's a damn good price!!!
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Postby Rory B Bellows » Fri May 04, 2007 10:21 pm

I own a bottle of the 15 year-old, and it is supurb. Possibly the best Speysider I've owned (Aberlour A'bunadh #9 being the competition).
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Postby The Dazzler » Fri May 04, 2007 10:36 pm

Glenfarclas whiskies are a fine range, the 10yo is gentle and light and an easy intro to light sherried malts, the 15yo for me is much more hevier and more in line with a Macallan or Mortlach. I am a huge fan of the 21yo and the 30yo. The 30yo is as big and bold as a 30yo Macallan and being almost a third of the price is very much worth the money!!!


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Postby Drrich1965 » Sat May 05, 2007 12:52 am

Just saw the 12 down the street at the local ASC store (state stores, horray :x ), but $30, a very nice deal. I will pick one up tommarow.
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Postby Di Blasi » Sat May 05, 2007 1:51 am

Drrich1965 wrote:Just saw the 12 down the street at the local ASC store (state stores, horray :x ), but $30, a very nice deal. I will pick one up tommarow.


You'll be glad you did, such a great whisky!
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Postby Drrich1965 » Sat May 05, 2007 4:04 am

Di Blasi wrote:
Drrich1965 wrote:Just saw the 12 down the street at the local ASC store (state stores, horray :x ), but $30, a very nice deal. I will pick one up tommarow.


You'll be glad you did, such a great whisky!


It is one I have enjoyed before, but it has been about two years. In fact, it has been a couple of years, I think, since I have even had one!
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Postby Ardbeg311 » Sun May 06, 2007 11:18 am

I couldn't vote as I don't have enough experience with all the Glenfarclas listed. I didn't care for the 17yo, but the 105 was a fantastic dram after a long day of tasting wonderful whiskies. IMO a wonderful bedtime dram.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun May 06, 2007 11:31 am

Glenfarclas QC 1987 for me.
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Postby Di Blasi » Sun May 06, 2007 3:20 pm

Malt-Teaser wrote:Glenfarclas QC 1987 for me.


I'd love to taste this one Malt-Teaser! Did you know it was bottled for the German market, and they have another similar coming up!! Good stuff I'm sure!
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