- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 20 years old
- Sherry Casks
- Number of bottles
- 60.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- L 21 02 12 1 11:03 BB
- Added on
- 26 Aug 2012 5:03 am
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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
- Well matured, complex whisky, drinkable without water despite the 60% ABV.
Rich waxy fruitiness, sherry, flowers, honey, vanilla, milk caramel, orange peel. Spicy oak is on the background.
Powerful. Bid dose of tannic oak. Honey, citruses and coffee. Sour fruits jam.
Long, oaky, bittersweet.
- 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!
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.
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.
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.
- 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
- You can find our review at http://www.whiskybros.com/#!Glenfarclas-105-20yo/c21kp/57375eae0cf2e405158f46a6
- You get what you expect. The nose has an unusual sulfur touch, otherwise it is a strong, spicy sherry dram. Not surprising, but great.
Lots of Oloroso sherry, dried fruits, nutty, slightly sulphurous, but also dry oak, cocoa notes. Tendency sweet, but with beautiful spice notes as compensation.
Strong, no wonder at 60%, sherry notes, but above all a decent portion of oak. That's what you expect.
Long on Sherrynoten and oak, towards the end nicely a lot of tobacco.
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.
- 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.