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Glenfarclas 105

Overall rating
87.09/100
votes
174
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
4000
Strength
60.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 21 02 12 1 11:03 BB
Barcode
5018066120018
Added on
26 Aug 2012 5:03 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 399,65

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 105

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.09 points

  1. Oloroso-Butt scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. valery77 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Well matured, complex whisky, drinkable without water despite the 60% ABV.
    • Nose
      Rich waxy fruitiness, sherry, flowers, honey, vanilla, milk caramel, orange peel. Spicy oak is on the background.
    • Taste
      Powerful. Bid dose of tannic oak. Honey, citruses and coffee. Sour fruits jam.
    • Finish
      Long, oaky, bittersweet.

  4. didi1893 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Wow, what a board! Unfortunately, the fruity and sweet flavors are tasted relatively quickly and often by harsh wood tones and a partially obtrusive sulfur note. A great, powerful and interesting malt, although the sulfur note unfortunately forces me to a point deduction. Still great!
    • Nose
      The 105s shines brilliantly and clearly in the glass; tough and oily drops dissolve out of the streaks sticking to the glass wall. First, the Glenfarclas slightly mineral, then dissolve sweet caramel and orange aromas from the dry wood fibers. The 60% alcohol content is present from the first moment, however, the high content does not negatively affect the nose. A touch of sulfur is intensified, subtle chocolate aroma mixed with hazelnuts. The caramel-like sweetness and the sometimes tart orange flavors play together and end in a pleasant spicy note.
    • Taste
      Wow, the 60% alcohol content is immediately noticeable at the first sip. Tart notes of fruit and wood end in a slightly sharp note of sulfur. Herb and bitter are now dominated by spicy and dry oak elements, grapefruit and other citrus fruits suppress a subtle hint of chocolate. Slowly a pinch of black pepper comes to the fore, the sulfur note is still above the taste. Here and there are fruity sweetness and some caramel to advantage before these aromas are again superimposed by sharp sulfur.
    • Finish
      Tart and sulphurous woody notes start the finish. Dry wood notes still dominate the taste and the finish, sweet fruit notes and dark caramel are quickly displaced by the now dominant sulfur note. Slight sharpness on the tongue reminiscent of the high alcohol content, warm and plump, the finish sounds slow and leaves a dry and subtly tart woody notes on the palate.

  5. jazzpianofingers scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I drunk a 2013 [35cl] bottle of the ‘105’ in Thailand recently and really fell for it. Drinking whisky in the heat isn’t always the most desirable but this 105 and 26 degree heat at night combined perfectly. The joys for me were the form and all that chocolate. I quickly opened another ‘105’ on my return, from 2006 WB.

    Scores a B

  6. Oldie61 scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. whiskybros scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    You can find our review at http://www.whiskybros.com/#!Glenfarclas-105-20yo/c21kp/57375eae0cf2e405158f46a6
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    You get what you expect. The nose has an unusual sulfur touch, otherwise it is a strong, spicy sherry dram. Not surprising, but great.
    • Nose
      Lots of Oloroso sherry, dried fruits, nutty, slightly sulphurous, but also dry oak, cocoa notes. Tendency sweet, but with beautiful spice notes as compensation.
    • Taste
      Strong, no wonder at 60%, sherry notes, but above all a decent portion of oak. That's what you expect.
    • Finish
      Long on Sherrynoten and oak, towards the end nicely a lot of tobacco.

  9. FarclasFanatic scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    Man
    this is something special. I had a wee complaint about the harshness of the
    regular 105s but this one bottled after 20 years seems about right. And
    sherries just need to be this strong.

  10. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Glenfarclas

    Strong, rich oak, a 20 year old copper still. As 105 should be! Big powerful aromas, be wary, it is 60% vol.

    A typical Glenfarclas nose with Demerara sugar and figs. The last bit of a Christmas cake, a little drier than the middle but you get the extra sugar. More sweetness in the front of your mouth giviing way to bitter sweetness. Chocolate covered coffee beans spring to mind. Sweet then melting into bitterness. Lots of fruit and brandy flavours apparent.

    Lovely long finish, the age really coming through here over the strength, definately a dram to savour as the finish will last a very long time.

    Conclusion, another great addition to the '105' family along with the 105 and 105 40 Years Old.

    Limited edition of 4000 bottles.

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