Glenfarclas is renowned for producing Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky in the traditional Speyside style, with a heavy Sherry influence. The Glenfarclas 105 Cask Strength is an exceptional expression of the distillery's style; a great whisky holding all the flavours of all Glenfarclas whiskies in one glass. While bottling at cask strength does dictate that the 105 Cask Strength isn't for the faint of heart, the trademark smoothness of Glenfarclas assuages any trepidation one may have about an overpowering spirit wave typical of lesser cask strength whiskies. It simply does not exist here. A warming and inviting dram, don't be afraid of the strength and add a little water to fully explore the depth and nuances of this enticing and delightful expression.
Silver Medal - International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2017
95.5 Points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2017 "I doubt if any restorative on the planet works quite as well as this one does. Or if any sherry cask whisky is so clean and full of the joys of Jerez. A classic malt which has upped a gear or two and has become exactly what is is: a whisky of pure brilliance."
Tasting Note: Complex, oaky, nose with apples and pears, dark toffee sweetness. Dry and assertive palate, reveals a rich spiciness, combined with a hint of oak and sherried fruit. Amazingly smooth for the strength; warming lingering smokiness, yet very rounded.