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 3:21 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 53,54

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 105

110 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.59 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. 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

  5. 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

  6. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I think that's not bad. He has such beautiful aromatic notes that I like. I could also buy a big bottle.

  7. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  8. 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.

  9. Gere scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • 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.

  10. PedroXiménez94 scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    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.


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