Otherwise, the whisky is sherry-aged and available in liter bottles for less than €50. Sometimes for less than €40. That is a word.
Glenfarclas also sells massively expensive Family Casks that are forth fill. So you can also assume a number of refills here. Nevertheless, it has a clean aroma, there is no old, musty wood. He has fruit cocktail with ripe pears and cherries - yes, even those oddly colored artificial cherries, which still have their appeal. The alcohol clearly carries the aromas to the fore - but it doesn't sting unpleasantly and is well integrated. On the nose, the aromas are not young and immature. This Glenfarclas makes you want to take the first sip.
He needs a little water - but it's not that bad without it. There are 60% vol. quite an announcement. Ok, he needs water...
The taste is more difficult than the 18, which is due to the strong alcohol that needs to be diluted, which also leads to a dilution of the aromas. This then promotes somewhat more tired wood to the fore. Overall, however, it remains beautifully sherry-fruity with a light nougat. Yes, the cocoa butter here is substituted with palm fat—but it remains an aspect of Prinzenrolle and its imitators. You also know that it's not the best chocolate and still drools for the next biscuit.
Clean, no off notes, no bitter wood - the aftertaste is not pronounced and complex - but it is not weak and musty either. There is still fruit, there is still cocoa and spice.
He is good. Point. With this whisky, you shouldn't even think about which great, infinitely hyped individual casks you tried and then thought: Well, maybe, maybe it's nice - but the price? The 105 no longer has an age statement, ok. Maybe it's worse than it was several years ago, maybe. But the world has gotten worse anyway. In the end, the bottom line is: buy a liter of the stuff, enjoy it, have fun. And finally stop whining about those wretched, syrupy whiskys that are infinitely expensive and end up leaving musty rotten oak fur on your teeth. This Glenfarclas 105 is a clean crafted whisky that is easy to drink and fun to drink. Slainte!