Insider knowledge: Glenfarclas 105 whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Glenfarclas 105 whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Great depth, sherry. Creamy and nutty. Honey on toast, touch of smoky coffee.
Palate: Silken, spicy and peppery oak. Almond, praline, hazelnut, dried peels, fruity. Touch of Armagnac, hint of rancio perhaps?
Finish: Long, peppery and nutty.
My favourite Glenfarclas, up there with the 15 and 25! So mcuh zing.
Deeper than the Pacific, tastier than your wildest dreams. An orchard in a bottle, a heroic malt to be treated with respect. Love it.
MoM got it about right on the tasting notes, but you have to treat this dram with huge respect. It is way beyond Aberlour A'bunadh and Lahproig Cask Strengh in its nature. This is a raw out of the cask belter with a marvellous taste range. If you get the water right, which I have not so far, it might be special. My best attempt at taming the beast has been a wee straight nip.
.. and the oak, wine, and honey dance into the distance with a hint of salt besides. I still don't favour the initial nose, or even the taste greatly , but the after taste is just fantastic.
A great whisky. I've tried the 15 and the 21 but 105 is a brilliant addition. A very strong dram and the taste really opens up with water (actually found I had to put a little more in than I normally would due to the alcohol %).
My only disappointment is the cork. This is the 2nd bottle I've had and both corks snapped. I am very careful when opening and haven't had it happen on any other whiskies. Googled it and seems to be a very common problem with the 105. A real shame!
Heavily sherried cask strength beast so many layers to this whisky it's just a delight to drink I strongly recommend this
Very strong, even with water, but the finish is long and completely worth the "bite." I am somewhat of a newbie and have stayed with the more tame light and delicate scotches but the finish of this dram is great! The sample was a very nice choice. I wont be buying a bottle, but I'm glad to have had the experience. Also letting the glass sit, covered, for 30 minutes before enjoying made a difference.
This is one of my favourite whiskies. I bought a bottle to take to my friends' wedding in the States. The groom and his friends were astounded by the quality of this. I like to drink it neat.
Interesting that someone else had a cork break. I've bought 3 bottles and the cork broke on one. I'd still recommend this, though.
This is one of my favourite whiskies. I bought a bottle to take to my friends' wedding in the States. The groom and his friends were astounded by the quality of this. I like to drink it neat. Interesting that someone else had a cork break. I've bought 3 bottles and the cork broke on one. I'd still recommend this, though.
Our club sampled this one last night and it was a unanimous 5 star rating. This is a powerful delocious quality whisky and outstanding value to boot.
The sherry influence is strong but the taste is in total too boozy and off-balance. Adding water mellows it out but it still never quite reach the level I expected of it. Repeated tasting hasn't changed my opinion from the initial reaction.
I am a fan of Glenfarclas distillery, but i've got to say that 105 is best they've got. Strong, deep, rich with flavours, but it is also stunningly smooth whisky for this alcohol caliber. A experience recommended.