- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Cask Strength
- 60.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- English and French
- Bottle code
- L 28 01 16 3 09:45 BB
- Added on
- 25 Nov 2017 2:20 pm by R E M S
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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 105
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.69 points
N: Resinous and youthful with a strong pongy spirity touch and sweet notes of butterscotch, honey and melon raised from far more bourbon casks than the fuller sherry cask maturation from 105 expressions a few years back.
T: Whilst the arrival is fine, there are firm Speyside Distillery Pot Still echoes, albeit without such a bitter metallic direction. This is however tin-like and coppery. From another perspective, this reminds me of STR distillery newcomers – bourbon-forward with grape-cask influences. Gets a little congested half way through but takes a large amount of water very well. Almost rum-like and even Cognac-y at times.
F: Again, this reminds me of many of those young STR whiskies, albeit a tad more mature and consolidated if a little butyric. I love that still-present bourbon/vanilla-sweet waxy butterscotch, with more than a hint of toffee apple as well as detergent/soapy hints that have been quietly lurking around.
C: Still a fine NAS single malt, but the character of the 105 that I always associated with prominent sherry cask maturation [from batches only two or three years ago] has noticeably changed.
LAST FEW DRAMS
N: Fruity, spirity and woody-fresh with fruity-creamy > nutty < sappy-vanilla-sawdust.
T: Neat, it’s a full-on prickly & [bourbon > sherry] fruity-spirity number, not the joyous malt I’d hoped for. With water, bourbon=fruity vanilla resinous/sappy wood-plane shavings with an assured vibrant heat. A winter warmer for sure, though that’s mainly the high-abv spirit talking.
F: I’m waiting for the chewy/gooey chocolate-y/caramac notes that I enjoyed from my 2006 bottling to arrive. This hasn’t let up or given anymore than it did when opened. On a positive note, it finishes with a few very subtle Asian, Eastern & confectionary fruity/aromatic spices, but in the main it stays rather spirity and somewhat butyric.
C: Clearly plenty of young spirit in here, making everything rather basic. With so many choices available in the market [BBR sherry casks WB, Aberlour A’bunadh WLP86 for example], I’ll be passing this expression by for a few years.
- Sweetish, spicy.
It tastes almost like a bourbon.
Cereal stands out.
Strong and nice.
- vanilla and wood
strong esters on the nose!
maderized fruit, dust, strong glue in the mouth, it's taking, probably a little painful starter!
with a little water, fruity sweetness, almond, walnut a little moldy, rancid, a little cepes too, a pastry side paradoxically sweet!
the finale is more about spices raising the scents developed in the mouth!
longer with a few drops of water, amplifying the strength of the fruits!