Review #96: Glenfarclas 21

This is the third and final in a 3 part series tasting my way up the Glenfarclas lineup with the 12 year, 17 year and 21 year. This mini series has been a lot of fun and doing more scotch reviews is building my hype for my trip in May! So let’s see the last one of these Glenfarclas stacks up.

Glenfarclas 21

Age: 21 years

Abv: 86 proof

Color: A deep gold

Price: $129.99


Nose: Strong sherry notes of dark fruit are backed by some floral and oak notes.

Taste: Floral and malt notes through out with oak and dark fruit as well, similarly nice mouthfeel to the 17.

Finish: Medium length with sweet dark fruit and nuts giving way to warm spice.


First off another great single malt from Glenfarclas. I wish I had discovered these guys earlier as a nice change up from Balvenie and Glenfiddich. This had more oak than the younger expressions and was less of a sherry bomb.

Overall I preferred the 17 year from these 3, especially given the price difference. I’ll be reviewing 2 more 21 year Speyside single malts to see how they compare with the Glenfarclas.

8 - an excellent bottle I’ll buy from time to time

Great - A great deal, I’d buy it again

You can also follow me on Instagram(@atxbourbon) or reddit to keep up with these reviews and my other whiskey-centric adventures.