Glenfarclas 10 Years 105

105 proof was the old measure of alcohol content. The whiskey 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 whiskey 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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Glenfarclas
Scotland, Speyside
Single Malt Whisky
10 Years
60%
1 l
Original bottling
Sherry, Sherry
Chill filtration - Without Artifical colouring - Without
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Sherry:
Fruit:
Sweet:
Oak:
Pear:
Apple:
Caramel:
Alcohol:
Peat Smoke:
Raisin:
Chocolate:
Spices:
Herb:
Nuts:
Dark Chocolate:
Zitrus:
Dried Fruit:
Honey:
Malt:
Orange:
Herbs:
Banana:
Chili:
Cinnamon:
Fig:
Green Apple:
Heather:
Leather:
Lemon:
Mint:
Nutmeg:
Peach:
Plum:
Tobacco:
Vanilla:
Tasting
Sherry:
Fruit:
Oak:
Sweet:
Spices:
Malt:
Nuts:
Alcohol:
Chocolate:
Peat Smoke:
Herb:
Cherry:
Honey:
Herbs:
Chili:
Dark Chocolate:
Heather:
Leather:
Oil:
Pear:
Pepper:
Raisin:
Vanilla:
Zitrus:
Almonds:
Apple:
Banana:
Caramel:
Dried Fruit:
Floral:
Grapefruit:
Hazelnut:
Lemon:
Nutmeg:
Orange:
Plum:
Tobacco:
Finish
Oak:
Sweet:
Nuts:
Spices:
Peat Smoke:
Sherry:
Alcohol:
Oil:
Malt:
Herb:
Chili:
Pepper:
Chocolate:
Dark Chocolate:
Honey:
Raisin:
Coffee:
Fruit:
Leather:

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Tasting Notes 2

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Nosing:
Complex, oaky, apples and pears, and a tempting dark toffee sweetness
Taste:
Dry and assertive, develops quickly to reveal a rich spiciness, combined with a hint of oak and sherried fruit
Finish:
Amazingly smooth for the strength; wonderfully warming and with a lingering smokiness, yet very rounded
19. Jun 2016
Nosing: Sherry Sweet Caramel Green Apple Pear Cinnamon Raisin
Very intense. Big time sherry nose. Initially Apples with cinnamon and raisin, reminds me of a Dutch apple tart. As it sits the fruit recedes and a dark toffee note becomes more prevalent.

Taste: Sherry Dried Fruit Sweet Oak Spices
Intense sweet sherry arrival, lots of dried fruits, oak and light spice. Like being punched in the head with a fruitcake.

Finish: Sherry Oak Sweet Pepper
Long and smooth, remaining sweet. Still lots of sherry and oak with a bit of black pepper.

Comment:
Well, this is an absolute beast. I'll say from the outset that this definitely needs a good extra 30%-40% water added to it to be at its best or you'll get pummeled by the alcohol level. Its intense all round, especially in the nose and palate and maybe loses a little complexity for it, but not much. Very enjoyable if you like the sherried style.
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