Glenfarclas 105

Single Malt Whisky
60% Alcohol content


The distillery has six stills which are the largest on Speyside and are heated directly by gas burners. Glenfarclas produce a traditional Speyside malt with a heavy sherry influence. The distillery was first granted a license in 1836 when it was run by Robert Hay. In 1865 it was bought by John Grant and is still owned and run by his descendants, making it truly independent. The company was named Distiller of the Year by Whisky Magazine in 2006.


House Style: Big, complex, malty, sherryish.

Tasting Notes

Taster: Martine Nouet

Nose: Definitely on the sherry side. Caramelized nuts, almost praline. Old leather. Sweet bakery notes: crème caramel, marmalade. A distant bacon echo.


Palate: Velvety, sweet at start then spices and chocolate burst. Ginger, red chilli. Marzipan.


Finish: Long, sweet and nutty.


Comment: A bold character. Rich, sherry-armoured. Dangerously palatable even without water.


Known as 105, and 8 to 10 years old. A very youthful version for such a big malt, but it wins points for firm-muscled individuality.


2010 Malt Maniacs Awards - Bronze


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