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Overall rating
84.07/100
votes
377
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2010
Stated Age
10 years old
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

€ 36,79

24 × in wishlist

377 × member ratings

950 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 105

76 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.07 points

  1. 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

  2. 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,

  3. 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 ...

  4. DavidH. scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  5. 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.

  6. GJR scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    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

  7. BeatF scored this whisky 86 points 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

  8. Landryn scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  9. MadScientist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  10. peej84 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

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