Glenfarclas 105 Cask Strength, Distillery Bottled
- Oaky, apples and pears, dark toffee sweetness with sherried fruit, lingering smokiness
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- Single Malt Whisky
- Scotch Whisky
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- Glenfarclas was bought in 1865 for Â£511.19S by John Grant. To this day, Glenfarclas has remained independent and is now belongs to the 6th generation of Grants from Glenfarclas. The distillery can be found at the foot of Ben Rinnes, an 840 meter high mountain. Glenfarclas has 6 traditional direct-fired copper pot stills, which are considered to be the biggest on the Speyside. The cloudy "wash" is turned into crystal clear spirit through a double distillation process from a larger "wash still to the smaller "spirit still." Glenfarclas is known for using ex-sherry barrels for the ageing of their malt. They do however also use plain oak casks which previously aged bourbon. Barrles lie bormant for at least 8 years in on-site dunnage warehouses for a minimum of 8 years loosing an average of 0.4% abv per year known as the "Angles Share."
The range boasts many different aged malts. Among the core range are the 10, 15, 21, 25 and 30 year olds with a very recent 40 year old release. Glenfarclas also has vintage casks dating back as far as 1953 which they bottle and sell under their "Family Cask" range.
Good oaky fruity notes with toffee sweetness. Dry on the palate with rich spice flavour with some oak and Sherry. Quite smooth despite the strength.
- 2012 Ultimate Spirits Challenge - 93 2010 The International Wine & Spirit Competition - Silver (Best in Class) 2010 Winestate Whiskies of the World - 4.5 Stars 2009 Winestate Whiskies of the World - 5 Stars 2009 San Francisco World Spirits - Double Gold 2005 International Wines & Spirits - Best in Class 2004 Malt Maniacs - Bang for Your Buck Award
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