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Glenfarclas 105

(70cl, 60%)

Glenfarclas 105

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Glenfarclas 105 Bottling Note

Glenfarclas 105 is a superb cask strength whisky, with a history that can be traced to 1968. When the original incarnation was released that year, Glenfarclas became the first distillery to release a barrel proof single malt whisky.

The bottling was eventually re-named to 105, referring to its alcohol content in British Proof, which equates now to 60% ABV.

The 105 doesn't carry an age statement presently, making it rare among Glenfarclas bottlings. Although, there are suggestions that it is matured for 8-10 years in a combination of both ex-sherry and ex-bourbon barrels.

Drying, assertive and richly spiced, the 105 makes for a superb dram, one the Malt Maniacs rated as the best “Bang for your buck” whisky in 2004. Add a drop of water if you please to explore its depth - and don't be put off by that ABV, there's plenty of flavour here to enjoy.

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

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.

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Glenfarclas 105 Reviews

Just exquisite in every way! If there were 6 stars, this would be me!

The 105 is my all time favourite malt. I know it’s a young malt compared to many others, but somehow there’s no other quite like it.

22nd November 2021

Really worth the price.!!

Three teardrops of water and it’s Brilliant!!
Some of the comments mention Whiskey!! that comes from the USA or The Republic of Ireland what they’ve been sampling is Whisky.!!

27th September 2021

What a lovely surprise!

Having tried the 15 year, I bought a 20cl first to try. Giving it time in the glass and just a wee bit of water really brings out this lovely dram. It can be tasted neat (which I rarely do with at such abv) but it's really nice and nothing like it's 15 year old brother.
Very possibly will be buying a 70cl...

1st September 2021

Wait for it to wake up!

Hhhhmmmm addendum
Over the last day I have been 'actively oxygenating" the 105. I started this practice some time ago. I shake the bottle vigorously to get as much of the liquid bubbling as possible, then take the Cork out and leave it for an hour. Then I repeat the process a few times.
I strongly recommend this procedure.
After doing this, the 105, like most whiskies, has transformed. However the change has been profound with this particular whisky.
It now has body, depth and a much more pronounced and satisfying sweetness. Even at full strength it is not only drinkable, but lovely. For the price and age, this has become a wonderful whisky.

11th August 2021

Hhhhmmmm

I received a bottle of this today and have had a few drams from it. The most striking aspect of this whisky is the intense driness. I don't think I have experienced that in a single malt or indeed any whisky before. This has a very thin mouthfeel. No oiliness at all. Bizarre.
The nose is... sharp! It has almost a vinegarry sharpness but without nastiness. I feel my bottle badly needs to wake up.
The taste is of diluted Heather honey, perhaps with a touch of lemon. It is not complex, but it is satisfying. This is obviously a young dram. Diluted to a more reasonable 45% alcohol, it is pleasant, sweet, subtle and restrained but it does lack depth. I believe that if this had been released at 40%, very few people would be singing its praises. I will return to this review when my 105 has had a chance to breathe.

10th August 2021

Absolute enjoyment

From the very fist nos and taste I knew this single would be very special and it did not dissapoint I have never experienced a single malt with such smoothness the nose, taste and finish can only be experienced and enjoyed

29th June 2021

good shit, I love it

Amazing! love the taste

7th May 2021

This was a present but for what it's worth a good bottle of whiskey.

The distillery needs to put there money where there mouth is and at least put an age statement on the label.
I for one will never buy a bottle of whiskey without an age statement.

25th March 2021

Add one drop of water

First tried this in Glenfarclas distillery and it was amazing what one drip of water from a teaspoon did to the complexity and flavour

20th March 2021

Pound for pound this punches well above its weight.

Brilliant. Blows other cask strength sherry whiskey out of the water. Yes Arberlour, looking at you with the A'bunadh big price hike. This is as good and 30 quid cheaper.

14th January 2021

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