Glenfarclas 105

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Sherry Casks
60.0 % Vol.
700 ml 1000 ml
New Label
Added on
14 Apr 2012 3:21 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 59.90

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1839 × member ratings

5024 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 105

128 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.52 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 84 points Super Administrator

    Batch variation seems to be an issue in Glenfarclas 105, so let's give this 'bang for the buck malt' a proper re-review. Slightly aggressive, the nose starts off with fruity sweetness, strawberry yogurt, candy apple and alcohol. With water, the fruitiness intensifies, featuring peach, roasted nuts and hints of vinegar. After a bold and peppery arrival, this young beast becomes quite tasty. Chocolate, juicy berries and a touch of mint flow into a lingering finish, full of spices, bitter oranges and tiramisu. Calling this malt 'the poor man's A'bunadh' wouldn't do it justice!

    RATING: 3.5/5.0 stars ≙ 84 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. MrDvorak scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    RATING: 85pts – |83 – 86 (B) → Good| — Not a “must”, but a nice-to-have.
    • Nose
      86 86
      The nose is very deep and intense with strong influence of sherry and has notes of caramelized apple and chocolate.
    • Taste
      85 85
      The taste is very fiery thanks to ABV and has a profile of burning spices, chocolate and nice sherriness.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The finish is spicy and burns your mouth with notes of black pepper, sherry and milk chocolate.

  3. Gweddry scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    a banger for that price, it will fight you though
    • Nose
      sherry, plum brandy, sweet, apple peels, prunes, dates, vanilla, caramel, buns, DILUTED: apple cider, crustaceans, nuts, woodiness, sherry, dark chocolate, sweetened cranberries
    • Taste
      very strong, sharp, raisins, sweet, spices, DILUTED: dry fruits, sherry, pepper, sweet to bitter, woodiness + something sweet
    • Finish
      crustaceans, nuts, woodiness, dry sherry, bitter, dry

  4. yfalkov scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    A favourite sherry bomb for everday dram. Thanks to CS, it is much more intersting than 10 or 12 years Glenfarclas
    • Nose
      84 84
      Sherry, sour
    • Taste
      86 86
      Chocolate, berries
    • Finish
      86 86
      Bittersweet, leathery

  5. wbarchive_875995 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Candied caramelized apple with strawberry icecream, chocolate and burning spices.

    RATING: 85pts - [n22,t22,f20,b21] → |83-85: Decent|

  6. Max70 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    It seems that the bottle code (lot) has a a big impact on the experience of the whisky. Mine, unfortunately I haven't note the bottle code, has been verary pleasant.
    A powerful sherry dram, not aggressive despite of the 60% and with a warm and soft final
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. peat_smoker scored this whisky 83 points Newbie

    Classic Glenfarclas' sherry profile with extremely huge ABV is a great way to spend the whole night with pleasure. Perhaps since the bottler has excluded '10 years old' on the box, this NAS single malt has become more mediocre. However it is still a nice dram. 83/100.

  8. vlad78 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Very bright, very sweet, very sherry, it is created to shock.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Sweet, with a hint of oak and a strong influence of sherry, prunes, marshmallows and dark raisins.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Bright, burning taste of acetone and varnish, prunes and dates.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Sweet, intense, aggressive, assertive.

  9. Don Cassi scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Relatively closed on its own, slight sherry fruitiness on the nose but still very reserved.
    In the mouth a bit fuller and more varied between sweet, sour and spicy impressions. The alcohol is very well integrated and not too strong. A lot of chocolate in the finish, through which the fruitiness of the nose slowly fights its way forward.
    Length: 4/10

    With water it becomes creamier and releases caramel, but in return it loses some of its fruitiness. In the mouth it becomes a bit rounder (and more boring), the finish gains in spice. I think I like it a little better without water.

    Overall nice sherry cask strength for the tight budget. However, it does not feel like it can keep up with the competitors from Aberlour and Tamdhu.

    Grade: 2

  10. kikist scored this whisky 73 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
      chocolate, sherry, mold, sweet, dark fruit, strawberry
    • Taste
      79 79
      creamy, raisin, sweet, pepper, nutty
    • Finish
      74 74
      raisin, short


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