Glenfarclas 105

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 47.08

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39 × member ratings

112 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 105

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.97 points

  1. The_Osprey scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    Glenfarclas 105 'Cask Strength'. At Milroy's, Soho, Jan 2019. Aroma is banoffee, toffee pennies, woody. Taste - salty, very boozy bordering on hot, spicy heat, bit rough, hot salty not much complexity just some banoffee notes, reminding me of big bourbons, little 'rusty' metallic notes on the finish. Not my bag. 2.9/70

  2. rpvdwel scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur


    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.


    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.

  6. maltaholic scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Sweetish, spicy.
    It tastes almost like a bourbon.
    Cereal stands out.
    Strong and nice.

  7. wisekycourse scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    vanilla and wood
    dark chocolate
    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!
    • Finish
      rather long
      longer with a few drops of water, amplifying the strength of the fruits!

  8. St. Pauli scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83


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