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

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€ 59.90

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 105

125 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. 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

  3. wbarchive_875995 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|

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. kikist scored this whisky 77 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

  7. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Batches vary, generally very good sherry bang for the buck in the 1 liter bottle. A'bunadh's little brother in a sense. Generally bottled w/o age statements, only if warehouse stock allows it, age temporarily and discretely upped to 10 yo (see back label of those bottles). No up in quality with age statement however, not worth the hunt or extra money.

  8. Rody024 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    Boom goes the sherry bomb! Big sherry influences but well in harmony with its high ABV. Expressive on its own, but loses this in a line-up of sherry matured whiskies.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Intensity - 8
      Richness - 6,5
      Plum, honey, vanilla, raisins and walnuts.
    • Taste
      75 75
      Intensity - 7
      Richness - 6
      Coating and dry mouthfeel.

      Stone fruits, walnuts, raisins and cacao.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Long (+10 seconds) with some complexity of raisins and nuts.

  9. DGV scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    If there is anything interesting about this malt, the barrel fortress does everything it can to hide it. Simple, bold, incomprehensible.
    • Nose
      Faded wine tones (berries, dried fruits), technical component (motor oil, varnish, iron).
    • Taste
      Berry jam, cardboard, sour milk.
    • Finish
      Long, peppery, slightly alcoholic, with the remnants of dried apricots and oak bitterness.

  10. 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.


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