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Overall rating
83.54/100
votes
1713
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2010
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Strength
60.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml 1000 ml
Label
New Label
Barcode
5018066105701
Added on
14 Apr 2012 3:21 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 58.09

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 105

120 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.54 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. 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

  3. 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.

  4. WimLambrechts scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Tasted in a tasting set and immediately taken with me on my next visit to the liquor hall.
    The nose reminds me of a glass of red wine that has been on the table for a long time after a hard evening. Firm, good wine that is.

    Taste and aftertaste could certainly also appeal to me.
    A fun one to remember.

  5. 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

  6. PaulDvorak scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

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

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

  7. Matthias80 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Really good malt. Of course not a high-end whisky and rather spicy due to the cask strength. Is given when diluting.
    Great price / performance ratio.
    • Nose
      Anise, light sherry influence, mandarin, apple. A little more citrus flavors with water.
    • Taste
      Orange / mandarine, raisins, dates, moderately hot, light nuances of cinnamon
    • Finish
      Sherry, dry orange, overall fruity with water

  8. Igitor scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Kilo1 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Aroma Sweetish notes of wine, port, plum, dates, dark chocolate, wet wood.
    Taste Slightly astringent, burning (effect of degree) sweetness, light grass, dried fruit compote.
    Aftertaste At first, there was one bitterness, after the whisky stood for two days it opened and undoubtedly got better, the bitterness went away completely, a fairly pleasant aftertaste came, dark chocolate in the foreground with raisins and a wine tint.
    Conclusion: Sherry nice whisky, a little rustic. In order for the aroma and taste to open, he needs to breathe a little.

  10. vmp scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    No way a sherry bomb in my book!!. I tend to get a lot of bourbon-matured like notes here. I doubt a full sherry maturation.
    • Nose
      85 85
      sherry, yellow fruits, red fruits, citrus, vanilla
    • Taste
      84 84
      Molasses, yellow fruits, ginger, citrus, spicy heat
    • Finish
      86 86
      long finish. chilly heat and raisins in the aftertaste

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