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Overall rating
83.58/100
votes
1571
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2010
Stated Age
10 years old
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

€ 53,50

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 105

115 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.58 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 84 points 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. yantyurin 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. 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.

  5. 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

  6. gaboruso scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. volker40sw scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on a hiking trip in the woods on 04-10-2020.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. pgmguy scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Colour: Full Copper
    Nose: neat: sherry influence is obvious and upfront but there's also some honey sweetness. First thing on the nose is that sweetness, with fresh fruits and citrus notes. There's also an interesting "aguardente" aroma, and also something that kind of reminds me of old books. Surprisingly, easy to nose neat, despite its strength. Water doesn't really change the profile, maybe just a tad more honey sweetness.
    Taste: neat: very hot and spicy, this is where you realize it needs a little water! with water: it obviously tones down the alcohol. Very spicy and lots of wood notes. Less sweet than on the nose, but still some sweetness coming through.
    Finish: long, very sweet and oaky but well under control. with water the finish is less sweeter.
    Comments: Excellent stuff. Although not on the front label (105 is the bottling strength) it's a 10 year old whisky, with lots of power. Nose is great, it just lacks a little balance on the mouth. Still, great stuff!
    MY SCORE: Highly Recommended

  10. mjts93 scored this whisky 71 points Member Senior

    Disappointing after hearing "good" reviews generally online. Overly sulphurous (although that's prone to variation from batch to batch so I'll let that slide), aggressive spirit character, with a rather basic metallic nose and short sherried finish. A "manufactured" modern malt which seems to have jumped on the sherry and cask strength bandwagon but has forgotten about balance, age and complexity. I wish I tried the earlier versions 10 to 15 years back

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