Review #78 | /r/Scotch Review #29 – Glenfarclas 105
The Schtick: This is a near cask strength release from Glenfarclas, bearing a 10yr age statement. Some batches don’t have this age statement, this one does.
ABV: 60% ABV
Age: 10 Years
Mashbill: Single Malt (Barley)
Source: Bottle, Purchased
Nose: Lots of sherry fruit with a wisp of spice.
Taste: Sherry and spice. There’s a bit tiny bit of an artificial note followed by sweet fruit and leather. It’s a bit hot on the tongue, but for 120 proof, it’s not punishing.
Finish: Long and a little hotter than I’d like but by no means unreasonable. There’s more sherry followed by some spice and a bit of rubber/char which seems odd but it fits with the profile well.
Overall: Very good dram for the price here in the US. Not as cheap as our overseas brethren but with the age statement and proof, I have zero regrets. Glenfarclas has gone 2/2 in my book and I’m looking forward to reviewing the Faultline, 17 and 24 in my upcoming reviews. Yum.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect