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Glenfarclas 105

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
Sherry Casks
60.0 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml 1000 ml
New Label
Added on
14 Apr 2012 3:29 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 51,59

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 105

104 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.73 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 78 points Administrator

    It is a common misinterpretation that cask strength equals good quality - this NAS Glenfarclas, however, is young, immature and rather aggressive. On the nose, you get subdued fruity sweetness, strawberry jam, candy apple and alcohol. With water, the fruitiness intensifies, featuring pears, burned toffee and hints of vinegar. The taste is peppery, cask-dominated and slightly metallic. Fading quickly, the simple and bittersweet finish confirms that 60% ABV alone are not enough to hide the shortcomings of this affordable but quite disappointing Single Malt.

    RATING: 2.9/5.0 stars ≙ 78 pts → AVERAGE [-]
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      76 76

  2. SweetPeat scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    He immediately shows that he has 60% alcohol. I think that's really good, I just love this brandy note, but the alcohol tickles pretty much in the nose and burns pretty well in the mouth. As if he would trust himself to get his flavors out of him ...
    • Nose
      clear Metaxa note (as in the Greece holiday, if you sit in the evening after a good meal in front of the tavern), the alcohol tingles clearly in the nose (almost like disinfectant), raisins, sherry (medium sweet), is almost in the direction Madeira, a lot of oak, but not bitter. Very light citrus and subtle vanilla.

      With water: the Metaxa note almost disappears, but the vanilla gets stronger and some caramel comes out.
    • Taste
      Sweet, metaxa, rum raisins, vanilla. Then suddenly the alcohol is there, sharp and warming, the salivation is stimulated, much spicy oak. Maybe a touch of chocolate.

      With water: milder and more balanced, the sweetness lingers a bit longer, the oak steps back slightly.
    • Finish
      long (7/10), with a lot of oak and brandy.

  3. Gere scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Raisins and sweet sherry notes right away. Very weak, I take also shortbread and now and then a bit of aceto balsamic. Even the alcohol with its rich 60% is pleasant in the nose
    • Taste
      Dark fruits, plum raisins. The alcohol is present but not disturbing
    • Finish
      The finish is long. At the beginning a little bit peppery. After that there is a sweet fruity note for a very short time, then it gets a bit woody (very slight bitterness) and at the end long and very lightly salty.

  4. PedroXiménez94 scored this whisky 77 points Member Junior

    price of course, for alcohol and quantity hardly outrage. However, the quality suffers somewhat. For me, the iron flavor is a false note.
    • Nose
      ripe sherry fruit. Dried fruits. For cask strength fairly soft in the nose. Nevertheless, alcoholic coolness. Balsamic vinegar. Sometimes I have a rather unpleasant smell of iron. Nutty notes.
    • Taste
      fruity. Hardly any bitterness. Honeyed. Strong on the tongue. Caramel.
    • Finish
      pretty short. Licorice, dark fruits. Red wine taste. Getting pretty dry.

  5. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Nose: hint of smoke, nuts, sherry
    Taste: dates, prunes, pepper
    Finish: long, sherry, nuts
    Quite an aggressive whisky which is in my opinion too high in ABV. Gave it some time to open up. Even after a drop of water, something I would never do, this one falls short for me.
    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      69 69

  6. Immerenga scored this whisky 72 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      64 64
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      67 67

  7. Kumachan scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    A nice whisky very marked by sherry. Relatively well balanced despite its 60%. If it had to be given a subjective note, it would be a 86.
    • Nose
      Brown amber dress. The tears are heavy and numerous. At first, it is lacquered, paraffin and wood. Oxygen is work and whisky is revealed. Noble wood, camphor, red fruits, a rancid side on cooked apple and walnut, progresses on earth and leather. Liquorice and black cocoa closes the walk.
    • Taste
      Power, very hot entry, the palate is spicy, big amplitude. Dried fruits, raisin, nuts. It's round, fat. Nutmeg and dusty wood.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium on dry cut grass and licorice.

  8. iDea D scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Glenfarclas: always great value for money.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. Lorion scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

    A very good whisky, which I like to enjoy, but which I could do without. 68 points!
    • Nose
      Sherry, Sherry, Sherry. Little oak. One smells nuts, raisins, some pastries and all this with a light alcohol sting that does not bother. Water : The nuttiness is emphasized, the alcohol is not really in the background. Something sour appears.
    • Taste
      Raisins, nuts and pepper. Here, the alcohol is already neat, even if it is mild for 60%. The Nachschmecken is quite on the bitter side, although the aromatic oak flavors are missing. Water : The sour note is also on the palate, the fruitiness increases.
    • Finish
      Long, warm, nutty.

  10. Calmar scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A class mole, one of the brightest representatives in its role - a young, strong lateral branch on the standard line of the distillery; simplicity, power and dampness of the material are attached and are rather merits with the right cut; in this case, everything was done right - the product turned out to be one-piece, balanced, with a beautifully inscribed large fortress, it all covers the entire line up to 21YO inclusive
    • Nose
      Open, saturated, pronounced sherry motifs, dried fruits - dried apricots, raisins, slightly less prunes, dried mushrooms, mold, earth; confectionery sweetness - jam, plum jam, slightly burned shortbread cookies;
    • Taste
      Powerful, sweet-spicy, peppery, confectionery motifs, oak bitterness, coriander, grassy bitterness, lacquer notes.
    • Finish
      Oily, sweet, fried peaches, mango, warm, long, fruit jam, spicy oak, ginger.


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