Glenfarclas 105

Overall rating
83.92/100
votes
421
Whiskybase ID
WB18570
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2010
Casktype
Sherry
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

€ 58.39

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Whisky reviews for Glenfarclas 105

79 users have left 89 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.92 points.

  1. ZLako scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    N: sherry, figs, dried plums and peaches, candy, the typical Glenfarclas wood notes, espresso

    P: milk chocolate, vanilla, marzipan, black caramelized fruits, espresso

    F: long and fruity with lots of sherry

  2. niski scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

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

  3. KB201 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    105 proof was the old measure of alcohol content. The whisky was mixed with gunpowder. Based on the explosive strength of the mixture, the alcohol content could be calculated.
    The Glenfarclas 105 named after that matured exclusively in sherry casks and was bottled at a strong 60% ABV.

  4. MRadecki scored this whisky 68 points Member Senior

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  5. Animal scored this whisky 92 points Newbie

    First experience tasting a 50%+ whisky. Great strong body, slightly smokey, sweet aftertaste. Perfect whisiky for a cold winter's evening and quite affordable!
    • Nose
      92 92
      Sweet and fruity, vanilla sense with slightly smokey touch
    • Taste
      90 90
      Full body whisky, smooth on the tongue, even at this really high alcohol percentage.
    • Finish
      93 93
      A great sweet vanilla smoked after drink sensation seems to last forever. Sweet turf and sherry accents

  6. Макс scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

  7. Koning scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This was my first high strenght whisky back in 2013. Great value for the money and nice to experiment with in adding the right amount of money. Retasted a sample I kept from the original bottle, and upgraded my rate from 84 to 85.
    • Nose
      85 85
      After the initial alcohol attack (60%..) vanilla, raisins, amarena cherries, and coffee appear. Has a perfumy sweet tone at the background.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Creamy milk chocolate, vanilla, rhum soaked raisins and coffee. Almost like cognac on steroids.
    • Finish
      84 84
      A bit fruitier with raisins again and citrus fruits, accompanied by espresso notes. Becomes more oaky in the aftertaste: a bit spicy and dry with a whiff of tobacco.

  8. JeJoost scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Fun as a first cask strength whisky, and still not terrible for an intermediate whisky drinker. For now I’m not in a hurry to replace this.
    • Nose
      82 82
      At first a very present ethanol, like hand sanitizer. Time in the glass mellows and reveals a sweet caramel, vanilla and wine. More subtle notes include milk chocolate, cherries, redberries, raspberries, leather, cinnamon and oak spice.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Sweet and sour arrival which turns into a bready savory flavor with the usual dried fruit sherry notes combined with oranges, lemons, raisins, rhubarb, ginger and a little vanilla. Reminds of flat soda for some reason.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Medium, semi-dry with a zesty bitterness. Raisins and vanilla sweetness.

  9. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    bottled 12/2019

    That was always an all time favorite of mine, but the new one makes it a little harder for me.

    The nose is young, but nice and fruity and sweet, there are hints of sherry, rather simple, but tasty.
    Lots of strength, sherry, wood, but noticeably young, yoghurt, liquorice, but still perfectly okay despite the 60% pure.
    Finish is rather tart, light sherry influence, liquorice, some wood, spices.

    Conclusion: I already had 4 bottles of it since 2009. There were also those without a file. Still good whisky, PLV Monster, but the nice nutty aromas are missing and the youth is getting through quite badly, more like before. A little shame.

  10. 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

  11. erwinnlim scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    A very well priced cask strength whisky. Value (£52/litre) : 8/10
    • 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.

  12. 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.

  13. RedBandit74 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    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

  14. gustundag scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Chocolate
    Sherry
    Spicy
    Perfect balance and complexity
    Best value

  15. 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

  16. 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,

  17. 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 ...

  18. DavidH. scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  19. Nosingbär scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    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.

  20. GJR scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Old label, slim bottle, bottle code L04 09 06 so 2009 version.

    6 years open in my collection did him good, too spicy in ABV and still is a bit. Needs quit a bit water to make him acceptable.

    Points are as usual without water. Add 2 points for total with added (quite a bit of water).

    Tasted a newer edition in 2013, which feels more  balanced with the high abv
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  21. BeatF scored this whisky 86 points Photo Moderator

    Amazing how this producer, for this price and yet a mass-produced product, can use such great sherry casks that produce an amazing variety of spicy-sweet smells and noble-heavy flavors !!! For so little coal such a drop, almost unbeatable !!!!
    • Nose
      The dark color promises quite a bit - if the drop is really undyed, as can be read everywhere, except on the bottle itself and its packaging ... But now the post is extremely complex: raisins, brandy, burnt caramel, nutty, oxidation, liver, tobacco, jam
    • Taste
      like smokes, the odors roll over, now transformed into tastes, into the mouth, with the finest wood and sugarcane molasses, honey
    • Finish
      The finish is slightly peppery, chocolate, bitter orange peel and the ingredients listed above

  22. Landryn scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  23. MadScientist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  24. peej84 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  25. Zoltavar scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  26. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    This whisky really gives you a full hit. First nip is very violent, strong, full, stimulating! With also fruity and somewhat sweet notes. Very long finish.
    This kind of heavy drams are my thing, I can really appreciate this. The whole could of course be a bit more refined, but for this price you are really full of value for money. Provided you like real sherry bombs.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  27. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Full, heavy, strong whisky, with very clear sherry influences.
    • Nose
      Acid (but not unpleasant), red fruit, sherry, orange, mandarin, melon, honey, raisins
    • Taste
      Fiercely! Full, heavy! Fruit, honey. Nuts. Stinging and sharp because of the high Abv. Oily structure.
      With the addition of water, the flavors remain intact, but the whole is somewhat less intense.
    • Finish
      Peppery, prickly, red fruit, honey. Spicy, nuts. Long finish! Warm, dry.

  28. didi1893 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Great and intense sherry, an excellent PLV and a fine taste. As a lover sherrylastiger single malt am in completely satisfied. I like it very much!
    • Nose
      Intense sherry, but the sherry is rather wooden and not so extremely fruity. The high alcohol content "bites" relatively early in the nose, but it is not unpleasant. Slowly, the sherry and overripe oranges and bananas come to light. A touch of cherry is also present.
    • Taste
      Again fruity sherry with extreme oak notes. Immediately, the high alcohol content is noticeable. After adding a little water, the Glenfarclas looks much smoother and sweeter. Slightly bitter wood aromas are added, creating a very pleasant spiciness. A full-nutty aroma develops in the end.
    • Finish
      Again spicy and sweet wood. The finish sprayed for a long time to a pleasant, sweet and spicy aroma. The finish ends spicy with a fine nut note.

  29. Ciro scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  30. 11insomnium scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    Nosing: Strong, intense sherry, spicy

    Tasting: Sherry, sweet, longer in the mouth -> banana

    With water: slightly leathery on the finish

  31. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      86 86

  32. efde scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  33. domani scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    A powerful single malt which, despite its young age, is already expressive and (with the addition of water) has a certain complexity. The alcohol is well integrated - 23.12.2015
    • Nose
      Powerful, sherry sweets, nougat, behind it juvenile alcohol pushing forward, light spice, nuts, with water a bit milder and fruity
    • Taste
      Strong, heavy, sweet, light bitterness
    • Finish
      Lang

  34. mer1973 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  35. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: sherry, apple, pear
    Taste: (with water) soft, sherry, spicy oak
    Finish: long, sherry, oak

  36. ML89 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    I'm not honest in giving this points, I know, but I definitely love this Glenfaclas.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      93 93

  37. supastan scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  38. Betsie scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  39. Ciro scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      76 76

  40. ML89 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  41. Goethe scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Quite herbal with some water, more sulphur on the nose. Taste wise more fruits and sweeter. For a ten year old or below it is quite a journey with varying amounts of water added to this cask strength 105.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 10/10
    • Nose
      Sherry, nuts, red fruits, fermented plums, fermented grapes, currant, sulphur.
    • Taste
      Sweet sherry, ripe red fruits, plums, caramel. Quite a bitter aftertaste, but not annoying.
    • Finish
      Long and warm. Coffee, fruits collected right from a tree.

  42. Sandman scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Nice whisky with a good price / quality ratio.
    • Nose
      Sulfur, orange, raisins, candied fruit, nuts, hints of toffee and dark chocolate.
    • Taste
      Orange, chocolate, red fruit such as cherries and raspberry, a little coffee, nuts, oak and a hint of pepper.
    • Finish
      Long, fresh citrus tones, a bit of wood and creamy.

  43. Betsie scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  44. pEpp0 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  45. vb_bembel scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      80 80

  46. Stenface scored this whisky 59 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      69 69
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      39 39

  47. Venderwel scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  48. wekke scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2014 - Liquid Gold Award

    International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014 - Silver Outstanding - Scotch Single Malt - Speyside 

  49. Defeatless scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Sherry, lots of it. a little alcohol, but not as much as expected. Red forrest fruit syrup. Sweet orange

    Initial taste: mouthwarming alcohol, sweet sherry, dark oak, chocolate. Lovely and very good drinkable. Leather and cinnamon comes around.

    Body: medium-heavy,

    Finish: mouth drying, alcohol stays back, and more sweet red fruit keeps cropping up. a little sour-sweetness, quite pleasant.

    Price: excellent value for money! Perfect pricing. (in The Netherlands the 1 ltr, is cheaper then 70cl)

    Presentation: fine, nothing wrong with it.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  50. notesofmalt scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Glenfarclas 105 CS, 10 years, original bottling, 60% alc.
    Speyside, Scotland

    This bottling is cask strength and bottled at 10 years maturity. So basically good conditions for a variety of flavors and enough room for water.
    ...
    Nose: Powerful and heavy, the nose has to get used to the alcohol. A little youthful and still a lot of sherry. The red fruits are accompanied by cream caramel, behind sprouts the spice, but the oak wood can not prevail.

    Palate: Dry and dusty, then the oak comes through a bit. Again caramel and creamy honey, some fruit liqueur and again follows the dryness. Nice interplay with some pepper at the end.

    Finish: Very strong because of the high alcohol content, warming and long. Milder with water, but also spicier.

    Conclusion: Young thing, but there are first features of oak. I really like it, it always changes with water. Belongs to every home bar.

    87/100 points (tasted 2012, approx. 40 €) posted on my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/notesofwhisky

  51. thijs100 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A fine nose, but a little bit weak. The palate is the best part of the Glenfarclas 105, and the finish is decent, albeit a little disappointing.
    • Nose
      It is very closed off at the start. Some sulphur and a hint of nuttiness are all I can make out. Luckily the nose opens up after a couple of minutes. There's honey, caramel, black currant drink and bread dough. Oranges appear after that, as does a minty aroma.
    • Taste
      Not a lot of fruit here and a bit too dry for my taste. It is spicy, with prominent aniseed and wood spices. Coffee and chocolate. It has a bitterness that I quite enjoy.
    • Finish
      Oak, berries, oranges and coffee. It develops a bit of an off-putting aftertaste, which makes the finish less enjoyable.

  52. Toffie76 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A flamboyant and explosive whisky!
    • Nose
      Ample, fruity, powerful, resinous. Cinnamon, grapes, figs, plums, almonds, candied oranges. Young, lively and woody. Alcohol / solvent. Coffee / cocoa / blond tobacco.
    • Taste
      It's powerful, sharp. Very young, but in his style, rather well balanced. Muscular. The sherry is supported and clean. Highly active casks, but no need for rilatine! Even by adding a lot of water, he is not ready to drown that one. And considering the price, it really becomes a master purchase in the radius bang for your buck ...
    • Finish
      A woody and beautiful bitterness closes the dram with a largely acceptable alcoholic return.

  53. Georges scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  54. Georges scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sherry, fruitcake, nutty, ginger, cinnamon, almonds, raisins
    • Taste
      Sherry, tobacco, rich coffee, toffee, cola
    • Finish
      Long, rich, sweet and creamy

  55. ColorOutOfSpace scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  56. Xstream scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The best price / quality whisky i've ever had. Full of fruit (cherry), caramel, cream and warming flavors. It's surprisingly smooth too at 60%. +- 31 EU a liter is really just a bargain. Must buy! 

  57. Myst111 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    very balanced, complex and sweetish whisky.
    An absolute hammer for the price.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  58. Tomh scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  59. Sdewit scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    I really like this being around 31 euros for a litre bottle.

    It's bottled at 60%, so i do recommend adding water. Personally I add about 2-4 teaspoons of water. This is quite a lot, so this will make you last the bottle even longer.

    Nose: Coffee, sherry, slight chocolate and raisinsTaste:

    Initially i found it rather rough but give it 10-15 minutes after adding water, and it will open up.

    It then reveals great Glenfarclas sherry, and oranges. Some creamy raisins and caramelThe finish is quite long with touches of raisins, chocolate and cofee.

    Really good value for money in my opinion

  60. JacobaEd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  61. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Cherry, spices , pepper, caramel, citrus, raisin, but also the freshness of melons
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  62. Den Blieken scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    one of the best house,garden and kitchen whisky!!!
    • Nose
      sherry.creamy and nutty.,smoky coffee
    • Taste
      spicy and peppery,praline, nuts, fruity,congac
    • Finish
      peppery,sweet and creamy

  63. Den Blieken scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  64. KayMeertens scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    At 30 euros a liter, this is the cheapest decent whisky I know.
    • Nose
      Cherry, fig, schnapps / slivovic, raisin, caramel, raspberry, pear, mocha and candied orange.
    • Taste
      Currant, fig, caramel, milk chocolate, cherry and orange.
    • Finish
      Currant, fig, raisin and milk chocolate.

  65. z-imaging scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  66. Edwin de Lange scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A Heavy sherry bomb!

  67. Fable scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      82 82

  68. getz scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    A full 60% abv, yet the sweet, rich, spicy distillery character is still very much in evidence. A very small drop of water is recommended to open the flavours.

  69. drkrylov scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Great depth, sherry. Creamy and nutty. Honey on toast, touch of smoky coffee.
    • Taste
      Silken, spicy and peppery oak. Almond, praline, hazelnut, dried peels, fruity. Touch of Armagnac.
    • Finish
      Long, peppery and nutty.

  70. drkrylov scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      85 85

  71. Ivynor scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    It is a young profile, less well I think the Tamdhu Ultimate sherry 2004, in the category Speyside, that I found more sherry.
    • Nose
      Strong impression of old agricultural rum, wood, vanilla. We also feel the young speyside, a little green, citrus notes. Not really sherry, except after adding water.
    • Taste
      Wood, vanilla, spices, a little sweet. Alcohol moderately incorporated but not burns mouth I find, by cons typed "dry oloroso". With water, it's much better,
      more mellow, with dried fruits.
    • Finish
      Chocolate, toffee, wood.

  72. granella2003 scored this whisky 97 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      98 98
    • Taste
      99 99
    • Finish
      96 96

  73. granella2003 scored this whisky 97 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Aromas with hints of Tofee, milk chocolate, sweet sherry and smoke 
    • Taste
      Strong character with a creamy texture of sweet malt, fruit, milk chocolate, rich oak wood, peat and smoke with hints of toffee and cinnamon
    • Finish
      Long aftertaste of peat, oak and smoke

  74. granella2003 scored this whisky 97 points Connoisseur

    An important and intense whisky classic interpretation of what should be a whisky sherry: clean and crisp. With a drop of water unleashes aromas of raisins, dates, prunes, sweet spicy notes of Aranca. The finish is long and persistent with hints of malt crystallized.

  75. Jonkers scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This is not a beginners-whisky ! After adding some water the nose is slightly better. The taste is equal then without water and the finish is a little flat.
    • Nose
      Oak and a hint of leather. Tingling. Vanilla and some butterscotch. Also whitre chocolate.
    • Taste
      Very dry with a huge incentive. After that chocolate and
      is becoming increasingly sweeter.
    • Finish
      A very peasant bitterness. After that very sweet from vanilla and chocolate. Malty and a hint of raisins.

  76. D3US scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    You wouldn't say this is only ten years old, very good whisky. I love the sharpness and then the sweet reward after that. 
    • Nose
      Big oak, sharp on the nose. (add some water for more complexity). Wood dust, vanilla, malt and spice. Coffee, perhaps, cereal notes as well. More fruity with some water.
    • Taste
      Extremely drying, chocolate sweetness and a big sharp shot up the nose. Then sweeter, caramel or fudge, coffee, vanilla, maybe some citrus. Warming and sweet the longer you wait.
    • Finish
      Very warming, you can feel it go down. Oak is big again, chocolate and vanilla sweetness, some berry fruit perhaps. 

  77. m884 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Sherry, nutty, a tad smoke, a bit oloroso drynessMouth: A bit sherry, dry, grassy, hazelnut, a tad oakyFinish: Nutty, sherry, oak, sweetish, medium longComment: Amazaing price/value, very enjoyable nose, but mouth and finish can`t hold up. Still very good for an amazing price. Can take quite a bit of water, so you technically can end up with a lot of whisky

  78. joho did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Did`nt beleive this was 10 years old, seems much older, great whisky

    Johan

  79. fop scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    For me a great whisky. Warm, malty and sweet. Good whisky for a decent price.

  80. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N: chocolate, coffee, spicy, lemon and fudge
    T: orange, fruity and very spicy
    F: drying, orange and brown spiced biscuit (speuclaas-kruidkoek)

  81. HunterRomario scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    I really do not have the impression of it, I would not hesitate, and it would be at least 84 points, so I knocked it to the final 76 points. Blasting it completely would not be fair, the other ingredients are fine.
    • Nose
      Coffee, coffee liqueur, chocolate.
    • Taste
      After the first, pleasantly sweet impression is followed by bursts of burst, the first impressions are promising at the first tasting.
    • Finish
      Good bye, after a while, a flame appears to me, it reminds me of the most burning plastic matter, it's there, it takes a few seconds to get out of it, but it just spoils the otherwise promising whisky with great potential.

  82. jaydeeuk1 scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    Have the privilege of making this my very first review. Its the first Glenfarclas I`ve tried (Have an unopened 175), and being an Islay man myself, and having experienced several bad speysides recently, I wasn`t sure what to expect. In short, its excellent. Oranges and raisins at the forefront, wonderfully sweet - almost toffee like, smells like Christmas in a glass. Enjoyed drinking it at its full strength, a superb value whisky.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  83. Drochaid did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    with massive notes of chocolate, fruit oils, nutmeg, caramel, stewed fruits, simmering spices, dark brown sugar, leather, wax and very thick notes of clean, vibrant sherry. A consistently wonderful bottling that shows Glenfarclas in all its youthful, naked glory. 

  84. BenNevis scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A very good glenfarclas, very warming with nice sherry notes. One of the best Glenfarlas i have had for a long time

  85. nijholtm scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    a nice powerful sherry whisky with a nice price. Although I think there are better alternatives. The Aberlour Abunadh has just something more in the same price range.
    • Nose
      hazelnut ice cream, toffee and praline.
    • Taste
      a big chunky whisky with notes of oranges and peaches followed by full sherry notes.
    • Finish
      the finish is providing a rubbery mouthfeel, like after you blowed up a couple of balloons.

  86. QuarterCentury scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A full 60% abv, yet the sweet, rich, spicy distillery character is still

    very much in evidence. A very small drop of water is recommended to

    open the flavours.

  87. christophe_carles scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  88. Lafroy scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Very strong and sweet sherry, a little bit
      of tobacco dampened in honey, dark chocolate, cherries & spirit, a little
      bit of oak dust, and cherry liquor.
    • Taste
      Great sweetness, intensive spirits, pepper,
      herbal spices, dark chocolate, but dominated by spirit. Hints of cherry liquor,
      oak and tobacco.
    • Finish
      Long, intensive, with hints of tobacco and
      bitterness.

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