Glenfarclas 12 (1980s)
Added on Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 05:33 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 12 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 43.00 % Region: Speyside
  Price: N/A Availability: Wide
The lack of a tax stamp or a government warning on the back label dates this bottle to between 1985 and 1990.
Member Ratings and Notes
I picked this bottle up in a random store, hoping secretly that Glenfarclas from the past would be far superior to the present.   Nope.   The nose is solventy (acetone, glue) with a faint whiff of sherry on something like sunflower seeds.    Palate is very bland and slightly sweet.   And I think OBE (Old Bottle Effect) has contributed a slightly metallic taste and funny mouth feel. 

Nose:  Mild sherry fruit type aromas, very nice.
Palate: A bit of plastic at the front, chemically, some fruit and sherry underneath, but not enough to cover the artificial notes.
Finish:  muted sherry.

This had a very promising nose, but was really flawed on the palate.


Nose of grapefruit and tangerine, quite fruity altogether.


Palate... hmmm... ooh. Interesting, bright and fun and fruity... initially. Something vaguely synthetic is here that was also in the nose (turpentine, fresh paint). And generally alcoholy stuff that keeps my enjoyment down. Rough edges. A few more spices add to the finish as expected. Tasty but flawed.

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