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A full 60% abv, yet the sweet, rich, spicy distillery character is still very much in evidence. A very small drop of water is recommended to open up the flavours.Tasting Notes (1)
When Christmas came to Glenfarclas, former distillery chairman George S Grant would select a single cask from the warehouses to share with his friends and family. He bottled these whiskies at their natural strength, a gesture of generosity and a testament to the quality of the spirit. They proved so popular that in 1968, Glenfarclas became the first distillery to introduce a cask strength bottling to its core range. This pioneering whisky would ultimately become the iconic Glenfarclas 105 – vatted to a strength of 60% for a pure expression of the distillery’s richly sherried character.
George S Grant became chairman of Glenfarclas in 1949, taking on the distillery that had been in his family since 1865. Over a 52-year career, he saw the old Speysider through good times and bad, guided always by unwavering faith in the quality of his whisky. It was this conviction that saw him move away from selling to blenders and focus on laying down single malt for future generations. Glenfarclas is still in the Grant family and remains independent to this day.
- Liquorice root
- Christmas Cake
Producer's Tasting Notes
Complex, oaky, apples and pears, and a tempting dark toffee sweetness.
Dry and assertive, develops quickly to reveal a rich spiciness, combined with a hint of oak and sherried fruit.
Amazingly smooth for the strength; wonderfully warming and with a lingering smokiness, yet very rounded.
A great whisky holding all the flavours of all the Glenfarclas in one glass. Being so warming, this is the perfect Hogmanay dram. Don’t be afraid of the strength and order a 210, if you dare!
The smoothness makes the 105 drinkable at cask strength, but I suggest adding a little water to fully explore its great depth.
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OMG. Strong Strong Strong, but very nice, needs a touch of water to release more of the flavours. Buy Buy Buy
I like strength & strong whisky.
I’ve had about 6 bottles (not all at once) over the years and, buy when I see it. The nose, is eye watering and is very complex in tasting, I take it with a teaspoon or perhaps a bit more water. All I can say is I’ve just bought another bottle the other day and am looking forward to Christmas when I’ll share it for my friends. I also have five more whiskies, mainly from Isla, my first love.
Definitely need some water to feel the different aromas. Is perfect after heavy Christmas lunch and you need to try it.
This whisky is delicious! If you add a little bit of water, it gets even better. Try it!
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