Glenfarclas 105 Cask Strength

Glenfarclas Distillery has quite a wide core range with age statement whiskies, and of course their single cask releases named The Family Caks, in addition to one no age statement (NAS) whisky: Glenfarclas 105 Cask Strength at 60 ABV. The Ladies truly enjoy whiskies at high ABV, and there seems to be a Lady or two owning a bottle of this one at all time 🙂

A few words about the history of the distillery:

Since 1864 Glenfarclas has been owned and managed by just one family, the Grants of Glenfarclas. On the 8th of June 1864 John Gran acquired the tenancy for the Rechlerich Farm and as part of the transaction purchared the Glenfarclas Distillery for £511,19S.0d. To this day Glenfarclas is one of only a few distilleries in Scotland to remain family owned and managed.

So, this is a NAS whisky, but I do not care as long as the whisky tastes good! It has been a while since I emptyed my bottle, but I got a sample from one of the other Ladies.

At the moment it is available in Norway only in 35 cl bottle at NOK 399.

Dry and rich sherry notes on the nose. It smells like a compote made of prunes, plums and peaches. A hint of burnt caramel. Mmm… This is a sherry bomb on the palate! Lots of fresh fruits. I get honey melon, peaches and baked apples. The finish is soft and lingering with a nice sweetness. Some burnt caramel. Quite fat and with a hint of walnuts.

My score: nose 21 / taste 22 / finish 22 / balance 22 = 87

Thanks, Thea!

– Tone

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