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Overall rating
84.05/100
votes
390
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2010
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Strength
60.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Label
New Label
Barcode
5018066105015
Added on
08 Oct 2010 10:36 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 36.84

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 105

81 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.05 points

  1. erwinnlim scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A very well priced cask strength whisky. Value (£52/litre) : 7/10
    • Nose
      The alcohol is very upfront at 60%. Beneath that, some pears and caramel sweetness. Some of the dark raisin and sultana notes show here as well. Personally I would hope for a darker sherry note here.
    • Taste
      Here is where the ABV shows it's worth. Nice thick mouthfeel. Slight honeyed sweetness before the abv takes over. Loads of pepper spice and oaky notes as well.
    • Finish
      Medium in length, More oaky tannins continue here with some dark chocolate and raisins as well.

  2. Mr. D. scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    As far as I know, this is the only regular release that has a constant caskstrength of 60%, which is achieved by matching and mixing barrels with different strengths. The work is time consuming, but rewarding. Glenfarclas105 is a true classic in cask-strength sherry whisky
    • Nose
      86 86
      Withered figs, raisins, cherries; followed by cinnamon, honey, vanilla; dark chocolate; fragrant tobacco leaves; Oak bark; everything is in its place, great.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Taste at first scalding (still - 60%), but not with alcohol, but with hot coffee. The very moment when the first drop of coffee burns, you wait for the taste to appear, and it comes through the tingling of the tongue; raisins, prunes, figs appear; a lot of wood; everything is very pleasant, warming; hot chocolate with rum
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium duration, I would like longer; chocolate, cinnamon coffee; an orange note appears; the astringency of the oak bark accompanies the entire aftertaste

  3. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Comparison with the 22-year-old 105 (WID: 114761)

    Immediately after pouring out, the young 105 is much more present and louder in the nose. As expected, the 22yo is more reserved, dignified and also more confident. The fruits of 10yo / NAS are fresher there and also look a little artificial. So go towards the red wine gum. The 22yo is much more balanced there. The fruits are rather raisins and figs with nice wood notes. I would probably not have typed 60% blindly for both. The alcohol is very well integrated.
    The alcohol is now noticeable in the mouth. But that is also perfectly fine for 60%. Otherwise pretty much the same impression as in the nose. The 22yo is now a bit more woody than in the aroma. A bit of tobacco also comes through and maybe some floral notes. The 10yo / NAS again shows its slightly artificial fruit. Now there is also some oak.
    The young 105er in particular benefits from water. As a result, the fruits no longer look so artificial. The 22yo doesn't necessarily need water, but it makes it a little more pleasant.

    I did not like the 10yo / NAS because it came across a bit artificial and without depth. I remembered it better.
    The 22yo is a delicious malt. Roughly speaking, towards the standard 25yo with more power. But you definitely don't need a bottle of it.

  4. RedBandit74 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Super Sherry Cask Strengh Whisky with great value for money
    • Nose
      Caramel, sherry sweet, pear
    • Taste
      Sherry, sweet, raisin, oak fruity
    • Finish
      Sherry, warming, oak, long, sweet

  5. gustundag scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Chocolate
    Sherry
    Spicy
    Perfect balance and complexity
    Best value

  6. David_ve scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    it's just a great cask strenght whisky for that pricepoint.
    if it's your first cask strenght, take it easy and let it breath for a bit
    • Nose
      83 83
      just let it sit for a some time, (learn't that after the first to enthousiast dram)
      then it's a sweet smell, of all the good things.
      sherry, vanill, honey, ...
    • Taste
      87 87
      the first time i tasted this i god godsmakcked by the alcohol (dind't wait, just sipped to fast to much)
      that killed the first impression.
      next sip, take it easy, after that first kick gets out you find vannila, sherry, honey, dryed fruits, ...
    • Finish
      87 87
      the sweetness lingers on for a while, it's really enjoyable.
      spicy, fruity, sherry, cinnamon

  7. dandan798 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      sherry, apricot, raisins, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, strawberry,
    • Taste
      85 85
      sweet, sherry, raisins, berries, honey, citrus, grapes, vanilla, cinnamon,
    • Finish
      84 84
      sherry, raisins, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, oak, milk chocolate, green apple, currant,

  8. Punktar scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    You should not be fooled by the nose - it has really 60% Vol. Better thinner equal and a little swing. Dominant are sherry and young wood. Can you (diluted) drink well and is not too expensive for such a strong whisky.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Sherry! Wood and a little vanilla. Much less alcoholic than expected. If you only use sherry casks, something like this comes out.
    • Taste
      75 75
      OHA! So you can be wrong! The not quite so violent alcohol in the nose then made me careless - the first sip is a hammer. Sherry, yes ... but above all alcohol. So dilute. Now more sherry, a little softer. But now comes young wood - and not a little bit. Nevertheless, the sherry predominates, plus oranges and cinnamon (I love cinnamon, maybe that's just my idea because I want it in ...). Again - no, there is already some cinnamon. And young wood!
    • Finish
      75 75
      Very long, spicy and fruity. And cinnamon! It still warms a bit ...

  9. DavidH. scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. Nosingbär scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    This whisky requires a lot if it is to taste good. But no more than any other whisky that comes in cask strength, is young and has no supple, sweet character. Here one must expect resistance, and want. The sulfuric touch remains with patience and water, but makes room for pleasant fruit flavors and a considerable spice for the young age. 85/100
    • Nose
      without water : alcohol, citrus notes, caramel, brown sugar, berry mixture. dark chocolate with water : less sweet, tobacco is added, fruit is brighter as expected, towards apricots, red apples, plums, cinnamon, ginger ale. Apricot is getting stronger, chocolate is coming back.
    • Taste
      without water: alcoholic, spicy, hot, dark forest berries, cinnamon, tannins, dried plums, lemon. with water : still hot, wild, sulphurous-fruity, cinnamon, plums. Once you have gotten used to the alcohol, the fruit becomes pleasant with the spiciness, but it remains sulphurous in the key. Dehydrated apricots, lemon peel, ginger.
    • Finish
      very spicy, again cinnamon, fruity acidity, plums, tannins. A little out of round the finish but for the youth rich in spice and pronounced, warms up, cinnamon remains. The sharpness remains after swallowing and her slow disappearance heralds a spicy phase that warms the mouth.

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