Glenfarclas 105 Cask Strength

105 proof was the old measure of alcohol content. The whisky was mixed with gunpowder. Based on the explosive strength of the mixture, it was possible to calculate the alcohol content. The then named Glenfarclas 105 matured exclusively in sherry casks and was bottled with a strong 60% vol.

105 proof was the old measure of alcohol content. The whisky was mixed with gunpowder. Based on the explosive strength of the mixture, it was possible to calculate the alcohol content. The then named Glenfarclas 105 matured exclusively in sherry casks and was bottled with a strong 60% vol.

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2352
Glenfarclas
Scotland, Speyside
Single Malt Whisky
60%
1 l
Original bottling
Chill filtration - Without Artifical colouring - Without
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Nosing
Fruit:
Sherry:
Oak:
Pear:
Sweet:
Apple:
Spices:
Vanilla:
Caramel:
Malt:
Orange:
Zitrus:
Herb:
Alcohol:
Berries:
Chocolate:
Dark Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Peat Smoke:
Anise:
Chili:
Cinnamon:
Grape:
Green Apple:
Melon:
Mint:
Nuts:
Plum:
Raisin:
Salt:
Wheat:
Herbs:
Maritime Notes:
Tasting
Sherry:
Oak:
Nuts:
Oil:
Spices:
Sweet:
Malt:
Dark Chocolate:
Fruit:
Pepper:
Herb:
Caramel:
Cinnamon:
Apple:
Chocolate:
Vanilla:
Alcohol:
Anise:
Dried Fruit:
Grape:
Leather:
Pear:
Peat Smoke:
Raisin:
Seaweed:
Tobacco:
Maritime Notes:
Finish
Spices:
Sweet:
Dark Chocolate:
Oak:
Sherry:
Herb:
Chocolate:
Fruit:
Nuts:
Oil:
Apple:
Malt:
Vanilla:
Caramel:
Leather:
Orange:
Pepper:
Seaweed:
Tobacco:
Zitrus:
Maritime Notes:

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27. Jun 2016
Nosing:
Oak Apple Sweet Vanilla Caramel Sherry Pear
Taste:
Oak Dark Chocolate
Finish:
Medium
Comment:
Nosing:
Oak, apples and pears with a pleasant sweetness.
Taste:
Dry, malty, slightly oily and oak. Strong sherry influence.
Finish:
Long, dry and with many different flavors.
Comment:
14. Dec 2016
It's a common misconception that cask strength equals good quality - this NAS Glenfarclas, however, is young, immature and quite aggressive. On the nose, there is subdued fruity sweetness, strawberry jam, candy apple and alcohol. With water, the fruitiness intensifies with apples, pears and hints of burned toffee and wine vinegar. The taste is peppery, cask-dominated and slightly metallic. Fading quickly, the simple and bittersweet finish confirms that 60% ABV alone are not enough to hide the shortcomings of this affordable but rather disappointing Single Malt.
RATING: 2.9/5.0 ≙ 82 pts
DRV12
18. Jul 2016
02. Sep 2017
Nosing: Fruit Sherry Apple Pear Sweet Caramel Vanilla Spices Cinnamon Salt Malt Dark Chocolate Berries cardamom cereals Mint light pepperness

Taste: strong Oak Spices Pepper Sweet Fruit Apple Raisin Malt

Finish: warm long Oak Spices dry oilyDark Chocolate

Comment: Fantastic whisky. Strong and intense, but sweet and fruity. Worth trying. Don't forget to dilute, though;)
dennislhopkins
01. Jan 2019
Nosing: Sherry Dark Chocolate Oak Orange

Taste: Sherry Dried Fruit Dark Chocolate Spices Cinnamon Oil

Finish: Sherry Apple Oil Dark Chocolate

Comment:
Sherry Sherry Sherry Not to be believed! I am a real fan of Aberlour A'bunadh, but this is a SERIOUS wow!!! It is a true sherry bomb, through and through! I nosed at full strength, but diluted down to 50% for tasting. Subsequent nosing at 50% really opened up the different aromas, for me at least! The taste is intense, rich, creamy, and not for the feint of heart! Finish is long lasting, creamy, smooth, and full-bodied. I have to do a blind tasting with an similar strength A'bunadh and see which rules. Will be a hard decision!!
dennislhopkins
10. Jan 2019
Nosing: Zitrus Orange Sherry Chocolate

Taste: Sweet Sherry Spices

Finish: Dark Chocolate Oil Sherry Apple

Comment: I compared my Glenfarclas 105 side-by-side with a A'Bunadh Batch 62. Both cask strength, both nearly same ABV (60 vs 59.9). Both are to die for! The GF 105 is like driving a Porsche, whereas the A'Bunadh is like driving a Rolls-Royce. The A'Bunadh is elegant, softer on the nose, oaky, a little musty. On the tongue it is luscious, creamy, smooth, butter/toffee, refined. Nice long legs, again, oaky and hints of chocolate. Delightful. The GF 105 on the nose is intense, exciting, orange zest, sherry! On the tongue the GF 105 literally dances on the tongue! Exciting! Lively! Spicy! Driving in the fast lane! Legs not quite as long as the A'Bunadh, but definitely irresistable! Both are definite sherry bombs! I diluted both down to about 48% ABV so as to enjoy all of their different aromas. If I want fast and exciting, I go for the GF 105. If I want slow and smooth, I reach for the A'Bunadh. Both are exquisite, and I will make sure to have several bottles of each in my inventory!
25. Dec 2016
JakobSolo
06. Nov 2018
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01. Jan 2011