Glenfarclas 105

Glenfarclas 105
WhiskyGlenfarclas 105
CountryScotland
RegionSpeyside
TypeSingle Malt
CaskSherry
Abv60%
Rating 81/100

About

Glenfarclas is a Highland whisky distillery in Ballindalloch, Scotland. The distillery has been owned and run by the J. & G. Grant family since 1865. Glenfarclas, which means Valley of the Green Grass, produce a traditional Highland malt with a heavy sherry influence.
Reviews of Glenfarclas 105
says on October 16, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Warm citrus sherry sweet but string

Nose

Citrus

Palate

Sweet strong

Finish

Warm sherry

says on September 7, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 54/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Gin clear

General description

Not for the fainthearted and not a lot there even for the stout hearted.

Nose

Lemon and pine,

Palate

Very very hot, evaporating eythanol until water added. A hint of smoke. Chipotle Some sherry, but the complexity is burned out by the heat of the alcohol

Finish

Long hot chilli

says on August 8, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 77/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Deep copper

General description

considering the fact, that it is an N.A.S., it's a very intense, great and strong malt - very nice aroma, just not that complex

Nose

grapes, raisins, full sherry, vanilla, caramel, intense, claearly wine aromas, dates, Christmas spices, traditional spicy Christmas cookie, cinnamon, very few alcohol despite the 60% abv; with some water added there's apple, more cinnamon, compote, more sherry, plums

Palate

(with some water added): soft, apple, grapes, a little bit of oak, some sherry sweetness and spices; citrus fruits clearly within

Finish

rich; dried fruits and compote, cocoa beans

says on July 15, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 93/100
Finish strength: Very long
Color: Amber

General description

Really delicious, smooth and pleasant despite cask strength

Nose

Strong spirits, raisins, plum, vanilla

Palate

Oily, cremy, raisin, cane sucker, plum, Dark fruit

Finish

Long and lingering, warming, cask strength alcohol bites the tongue, watering, dark fruit, raisins, sweetness, round and smooth

says on May 17, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Finish strength: Very long
Color: Tawny

General description

very good cask strength from glenfarclas.high alcohol but not on the nose.fantastic whisky for a good price. highly recommendable.

Nose

Sherry and raisins

Palate

first warming,sharp,peppery but not unpleasant,then the sherry appears,raisins again with oak and soft smokey note.

Finish

sherry,peat,oak,peppery

says on May 6, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

A fantastic whisky, packing a punch of flavour, depth and complexity. If your in for an all singing, all dancing sherried whisky at a heavyweight abv, then this is your dram!

Nose

Wow, what a nose of depth and complexity! Big sherry opening and then the flavours begin to separate and the nose really shows its complexity. Marzipan, creamy butterscotch, honey, espresso beans, herbaceous notes and pear drops all interplay wonderfully throughout. Fabulous stuff!

Palate

Beautifully smooth and silky mouthfeel on the opening. Then strong sherry and malt flavours abound with a peppery spice developing. Finally hazelnuts, candied fruit and a slight charred, smokey note that wisps around the edges.

Finish

The peppery spice develops strongly on the tongue after the swallow, eventually subsiding to give way to a long drying vanilla and hazelnut finish. This whisky is quite an experience, highly recommend!

says on April 26, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

don't be put off by the abv. The nose is pure alcohol but the taste is surprisingly light and a little sweet. Good finish

says on April 8, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

straf spul! Eerste slok voor de vuilbak, tweede smaakt naar meer. druppeltje water is aan te raden

Nose

sherry, rozijnen

Palate

droog fruit

Finish

alcohol, karamel

says on March 15, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Neus: sherry neemt de bovenhand, karamel.

Mond: meer botterig in de mond en complex boeket van oude rijpe vruchten en kruiden. Honing, kruidnagel, vijgen, rozijnen, kaneel.

Finish: zeer lange kruidige en vruchtige finish met kruidnagel en peper

says on February 18, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

great addition to any collection, a thicker whiskey with lots of depth..high ABV so consider putting a few drops of distilled water to open it up and mellow the burn

Nose

sherry, fruit, honey, salt

Palate

silky yet thick, peppery, oak, fruity

Finish

peppery and nutty

says on February 8, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

very thick and oily, sherry appears much more balanced than the Glenfarclas 12; tastes of dark fruits - figs, raisins, very rich taste. alcohol burn is much less than expected for the proof.

says on January 31, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Strongly recommend to open after purchase and let it rest in bottle for around 2 months

says on January 6, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 76/100
Color: Burnished

General description

real ok
harsh, but ok

says on December 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Deep copper

General description

Great stuff. Best drunk with a splash of water. Very well priced for the quality.

Nose

Vanilla, cloves, cherry, sherry...

Palate

Dried apricot, cloves, honey, apple...

Finish

Caramel, sherry, raisins...

says on December 3, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Finish strength: Very long
Color: Tawny

General description

Volle smaak. De geur wordt overheerst door de alcohol. Je proeft duidelijk sherry. Zeer smaakvolle whisky, ondanks het hoge alcoholpercentage. De nasmaak is alcoholwarmend.

Nose

Alcoholisch

Palate

Sherry

Finish

Zoet alcoholwarmend

says on November 27, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

surprisingly smooth for 60% alcohol. Bit of spice and a very nice finish.

says on November 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

strong, peppery

says on November 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

fruchtig scharf
in Nase und auf zunge

says on November 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Sherry notes, very intense, a bit spicy, vanilla and dark chocolate.

says on November 13, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 78/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

This is after party, 18+ ;-)

says on October 25, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 38/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

The taste was better with a pinch of water in it. But I expected more.

says on October 25, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Amazing whisky experience, great depth of aromas and tastes and wonderful full-bodied character. You can experiment with drops of water so that you could enjoy different scents and taste qualities every time you have a dram of this.

says on October 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 79/100
Color: Burnished

General description

full almost sweet flavour.

says on September 22, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

strong flavour and nose. loved with 3 ice cubes.

says on September 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

spicy and sweet whisky. Adding bit of water brings flavours up. Good whisky for a seasoned drinker.

says on July 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 67/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

very dissapointing

says on June 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 40/100
Color: Old gold

General description

Very Smokey.

says on June 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 78/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Stro g in smell and taste but nice.. Maybe not as a first glass

says on June 3, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Smells intensive,rich,very sweet and creamy,coffee,plums,dark sherry,red apple,pears,nuts,flowery,touch of smoke,on the palate first comes bitter,black pepper,spicy oily oak then changes into dark fruit,nutty,leather,strong malt taste and sweet sherry,finish is short dry then bitter,warm and long with coffee and nuts,wood aftertaste.Simply fantastic dram,amazing Glenfarclas.

says on May 26, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Finish strength: Very long
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Very intense sherry whisky, sparkling and even a bit smokey. Great stuff for few money. Glenfarclas rulez!!

Nose

Heavy fruit impact with the full sherry range, slight peat smoke, caramel and almonds. Little bit flowery like hibiscus or roses. Intense but still light and fresh.

Palate

Very strong though quite some water added. Mouthwatering, chili sting, nutty, roast oak, very salty.

Finish

Milk chocolate and salt, long, warm and drying again.

says on May 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

toller Highland Whisiy

says on April 13, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Tawny

General description

Preisleistungsverhältnis extrem toll: Mit Wasser verdünnt haben wir hier einen tollen Whisky, der durch angenehme Aromen überzeugt. Einfach runder Whisky, bei dem nichts stark heraussticht.

Nose

Sherry-Note(Apfel/Birne) mit tollen Vanille und Karamell-Aroma. Jedoch ist auch die Alkohol-Note eindeutig zu erriechen. Leicht fruchtige Note.

Palate

Zuerst ein Hauch voller Würze von dem Eichenfass, danach sehr angenehme Süße.

Finish

Im Abgang extrem dezente Eiche, vielleicht auch Mandeln oder Vollmilchschokolade.
Langer Abgang, liegt aber nur sehr kurz im Mund. Leicht wässrige Konsistenz und trocken werdend.

says on April 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

A challenge, not for the faint-hearted. it was my first foray in the 60+ ABV, and I later tasted better

says on March 11, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

this whisky is getting better every glass. i think this whisky needs its time to reveal its flavours. also a splash of water i would recommend. for sweed sherry and spicy this is the one to go.

says on February 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 72/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Straf.

says on February 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Gin clear

General description

Great flavor for a young whisky

says on February 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Strong and full of taste, less long, dry, finish

says on January 22, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

A little spicy, but in a good way.

says on June 20, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 72/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Guter whisky viel dunkle Trockenfrüchte guter antritt

says on April 10, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Very nice whiskey, especially with a bit of water to maximize that sherry taste.

says on March 2, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Old oak

General description

Lecker aber noch etwas zu jung. Im Nachgang etwas sauer.

says on February 25, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Excellent. Sherry et raisin. Attention c'est un cask strenght. On se mouille simplement les lèvres et on déguste.

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Flavour profile

  • Sherry
  • Fruit
  • Sweet
  • Raisin
  • Oak
  • Vanilla
  • Spice
  • Smoke
  • Alcohol
  • Wood
  • Strong
  • Prune
  • Pepper
  • Orange
  • Milk chocolate
  • Milk
  • Marzipan
  • Malt
  • Cinnamon
  • Caramel
  • Sugar
  • Sour
  • Salt
  • Ripe
  • Rich
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