One of the very best value-for-money whiskies out there
My favourite mainland dram
Awards for Glenfarclas 105
Also from Glenfarclas Whisky Distillery
Whisky or Whiskey
Interesting fact… Glenfarclas 105 whisky spells its name whisky as it originates in Scotland. Had it been produced in America its name would be Glenfarclas 105 whiskey, instead of whisky.
Glenfarclas 105 is a superb cask strength whisky, really bold and punchy. In 2004, the Malt Maniacs rated this the best “Bang for your buck” whisky.
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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.
Wow.... I mean....... WOW!
Simply great whisky
If you water it down to 46% yourself you get almost 1,5 liters for the price of one:)
Its like the 12yo but on steroids, great stuff
5th October 2014
What can I say about cask strength whisky's? Most of the time they're strong and unrefined, and this Glenfarclas is no exception. The nose warms you up, your nostrils go limp instantly. If you can still smell anything yet, you may track some vanilla and toffy on the way. The palata is truly insane. A burning inferno, peppery explosions. It warms the inside of your mouth until it goes numb, being the alcohol doing its work. I still was able to sense a bit of woodfire in it. The finish is torturously long with hints of dried fruit and more pepper, making it a sultry experience. An absolute animal amongst the whisky's, and you've got to appreciate that (although it offends you all the way through, so be prepared for that. A few drops of water will simmer it down a bit). (RB)
1st October 2014
If you like your sherried whiskies, this one is a must have. And I mean, must -always- have! Get a few bottles in your drawer rather sooner than later!
30th September 2014
28th September 2014
This is one great blaster of a dram! What a belter! And still, it's subtle and refined too! Wow indeed. Glenfarclas is up there with the best of them and this 105 cask strenght does not dissappoint. Must have at this price point.
It's in my daily dram top 5 and leaves much more expensive whiskies (far) behind.
Now go and get some!
7th August 2014
colonel Robbie Caris-jones
Sherry.. Sherry & more Sherry...
Didn't Get my wife pissed....albeit she enjoyed the taste.
20th July 2014
Nose: The beginning is like your nose was run over by a Sherry Train.. wow so much of it!! Along with it comes notes of dark chocolate.. bold spices...pears...possibly some wood and vanilla in there too..
Palate: The palate's like a continuation of the sherry dominance.. although not as dry as you'd expect it to be.. there's the characteristic sweetness .. with a lot of black pepper and cinnamon spices.. there was also some nutty notes in the mix
Finish: This was a Sherry story so every aspect of this expression had profound influence from the cask.. the finish too was drying .. fairly long.. and spicy too.. some where in there were also hints of mild smoke in the background
To be honest.. its a decent dram but.. definitely didn't get me going wow about it. However given all the awards that this has won.. I'm very tempted to have to give it another shot.. and this time with some watering down to probably get some of that magic that I missed this time around..
21st June 2014
It's a fine single malt on it's own at cask strength. But, when most cask strength whisky's are (a lot) better than it's watered down sibling, this one falls short. I compared this one with a 12 year old Glenfarclas. To my surprise it tasted harsh. Even with a lot of water added. Also, the finish wasn't as smooth as the 12 year old and I tasted a light fungus like aroma. Not nice at all. Maybe a bad sample/cask?
Not bad, but I would have the 12 year old over it any time!
30th May 2014
This is an absolutely fantastic cask strentgh dram. Personally i think that it definitely needs a drop or two of water to get the best out of it.
The sherried, nutty, dark chocolate works perfectly with the cask strength. It's like Christmas cake on steroids. I've just bought my third bottle of this, and i'm sure i'll be buying many more. Especially seeing that i am in the rather lucky position of being military based in Germany and paying 24 euros a litre for it. This is probably in my top five of all malts. I'm normally a sucker for peat and smoke, but this... this is an absolute beauty.
2nd December 2013
I'm Scottish, but live overseas and I've started running single malt tasting sessions here, usually for a multinational group of about 10 - 12 beginners. We try a few different whiskies (a mixed bag of 6 or 7 or so) and judge them on what we personally think of them (rather than what anyone else here, on MoM may have said). This one is always a guaranteed favourite and, in fact, I've had people who, once they've taken this one, say they don't want to try anything else! This is outstanding value for money and, based on my experience, one that you absolutely must have in your collection.
16th September 2013
Very Rich. Very Fruity. Big on Sherry. Hold it in the front of your mouth and roll around and the flavours will develop wonderfully. So much more depth than supermarket single malts. Wonderful neat or knocked down a bit with a drop of water. A must try for anybody who likes lighter Speysides like Balvenie Signature. I thought that was a good whisky, until trying this alongside Aberlour A'bunadh, you will struggle to go back to 40% once sampling cask strength. Aberlour A'bunadh is probably slightly better, a little more silky.