Widely recognized as one of the few distilleries to have been owned by the same family for 150 years, as well as producing single malts of exceptional quality, Glenfarclas is one of the most universally beloved Whiskies.
Distillery was started in 1836 by Robert Hay, and bought by John Grant a few decades later. Nowadays it's run by the 6th generation of the Grant family, making it truly independent, which is kind-of refreshing these days. Glenfarclas distillery owns six stills, which are the largest in all of Highland, and produce a typical Speyside-style Whisky, which is heavily Sherry influenced. They mature their malts in traditional dunnage warehouses, where they have stock back to 1952.
The Glenfarclas 105 is a deep Whisky with Sherried undertones. This smooth Golden Liquid is complimented perfectly with a little drop of water, to really allow the palate to get to the depths of the taste. In 2004, it was named Malt Maniacs “Bang for your buck”, a testament to its quality and affordability.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Glenfarclas 105 and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
Scotch Whisky is almost never aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation, while many times ageing process and flavour finishing is concluded in various wine casks, such as sherry or port.
No spice, super smooth, very heavy mouthfell,sweet, and lovely nose
Fantastic.. Strong sherry and chocolate. Nice heat, rich and deep!! Love this Scotch!! Maybe my all time favorite!!!
I like this one more than the 15 yo. Despite the high abv, the taste is smoother, sweeter and less spicy, I especially like the burnt caramel. The finish is strong and sweet, becomes dry and spicier after a while.
Very strong first taste. Mellowed out a bit to where you can taste the caramel and sherry more after a few drinks.
Powerfull , rich, strong taste!
Chocolatey, caramel goodness.
For the strength it is drinkable but most flavors are overwhelmed by the alcohol. Would be good to do a custom blend.
Got a great touch of caramel and chocolate, especially on the nose, but the cask strength overpowers the dram for me.
Vanilla and dark chocolate on the nose, somewhat salty. Strong oak and caramel flavors. Aftertaste is medium, quite enjoyable.
Nice Smokey smooth finish
Great bite then it smooths out, especially with ice.
I like it a lot but it’s price point is a bit too high relative to a scotch like the Glendronach 12.
Very nice and balanced. You'll notice the extra strength, but in a good way.
Best value for money, taste, with chocolate and sherry and a true depth & concentration
A lovely whiskey. It's strength will warm you up in a sec and leave a long finish. Perfect to combine with some chocolate truffles.
This is one of my all time most favorite whiskeys. If you like them bold and flavorful with a lot of depth, this is a consistent winner.
This baby sure packs a punch! A flavor-packed punch, one that lasts long and smooth
Fair cask strength, not so complex as one would like though. Best is the light sweet after taste that lasts long and nice.
Rich, smooth and left longing for more. At this price Glenfarclas 105 must be the bargain of the month.
Wow! I never thought whisky could be so reach and strong. I will need couple of years of training I guess. Taste is so exotic that comes close to some Rhums.
Loved it. Complex flavor.
Shattered in transit. Never got to taste a drop. Smelled good, though!
This is amazing! Love the flavors!!
Now this one is a pleasure - powerful yet smooth - worth the drop and the bottle.
Sugar on fire!
Excellent thank you!
Sherrybomb and i like it. Add some water and your good to go.
A bit of a bite to start, but smooth as it warms. Add a couple drops of water to open the flavors up. Good flavor...a lot going on.
Spicy, peppery, a little bit of caramel.
Fantastic scotch that packs a punch. Nice mix of sweet and fruity with a little spice.
Starts with a big oaky kick and simmers down to a spicy then smoothly sweet finish. It not subtle at all but there are lots of complexities behind that initial burst of flavor.
Warming, rich, sweet, vanillic. I really like this.
Sherry is overpowering.
It's a little spicy, but I actually thought that was a good thing.
This one is strong with the force, so some water droplets would not be considered a sin. Bold, strong, complex, and packed with a peaty flavor. Aroma may prove daunting and intense. Upon tasting, you are hit with a peaty smokiness and nutty sweetness. The sherry influence is there, but forced to share the spotlight with a delicious complexity. Aftertaste lingers with great intensity of spice. Oak and pepper flavor are gradually revealed. Truly delicious. This highland single malt scotch whisky should be on any scotch lover's list. Cannot get enough.
Spicy and rough
I'm a big fan of the Glenfarclas 12 (which is my current favorite), but the 105 left me wanting more. It's a nice, strong cask-strength, but it lacks the smoothness of something like Tamdhu's Cask Strength. I don't think I'll buy this one again, as I feel it's over priced.
A little harsh to me.
Can drink all night...
Flora and fruit smell, a little sweet and spicy after, thick like oil, lasting long
Enjoyable but I will stick to my Nadurra First Fill
It will test you a bit with the heat but deeply complex. Interesting dram, I liked it but not my favorite scotch.
this one was great strong stuff but even out to a smooth finish. I can camper it to my Glenlevit Nadura 16 year cask
I think this was the best of the three in the tasting box. I wouldn't pay the price for it though, especially when I can get the 12 year-old Glenfarclas for much, much less - and enjoy it more!
If you like Maccallans you'll love this... I'm not a big Maccallans fan so your on your own...
I very much enjoyed this, especially with a splash of water. Sherry, a hint of chocolate, and a strong but pleasant finish.
This is the real deal......together with aberlour a'bunadh we people; called "sherry bitches" have a reason to live, thx Scottland!!!
Very strong but only at the end. Otherwise the spiral was spot on
Good but leaves a after taste
Good but strong in alcohol. This is a whisky to finish the night
Stronger than I usually like but a decent scotch all the same.
Not as smooth as I had hoped. Lots of pepper, long finish... not my favorite
Not bad, just really don't understand the draw of cask strength.
Strong sherry and spice. Really lovely.
High scent of alcohol naturally with a sharp bite yet mellows calmly with water or a smidgen of ice. Mild aftertaste and sweetness.
Very nice drink to enjoy life with.
Interesting, heavy start, nice finish
Tasty but potent.
Glenfarclas is unique. This scotch has their signature flavor, with a sherry punch. Strong and lingering. Very solid.
Not the sherry bomb glenfarclas I expected. Needs water for sure. On the nose I got, sour, yeast and dried fruits. I got raisins and plum wine on the palate and a short finish. I think I need a couple more sit downs with this.
Big, cask strength pleasant caramel behind the power