Deep peaty-gold in colour. A complex nose, oaky, apples and pears, and a tempting dark toffee sweetness. A dry and assertive nose develops quickly to reveal a rich spiciness, combined with a hint of oak and sherried fruit. An amazingly smooth finish 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.
For its price to performance ratio, the Malt Maniacs named Glenfarclas 105 their ‘Bang for your Buck’ in 2004.