Glenfarclas 105 (circa 2008)
Added on Wednesday, Sep 10, 2008 at 12:39 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: N/A Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 60.00 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $86 Availability: Wide
Member Ratings and Notes
Nose of big caramel and toffee, with marshmallow.  Somewhat floral, somewhat metallic.  Palate -- the big caramel's there again, on some sips I distinctly taste/smell caramel corn.  There's also some vanilla, some sherry, and spice, and it's kind of tangy.  Quite sweet too.  Finish is long, with the spice and sweetness going.  It's a hot one though (obviously expected), and water is good.  I'm liking it.  B/B+
Nose is initially rotten smelling, then some caramel, citrus, and marshmallow.  A deep sniff reveals something nasty, alkaline, and nostril burning.   Extremely hot, it burns so much that I taste little but a funny woodiness and alcohol.   Mouth burns for 30 seconds afterward.  Adding a little water does nothing, still bad.  (When the identity of this whisky was revealed, I was shocked, as I had always been eager to try it.  My expectation would have been a big sherry monster, maybe similar to Macallan Cask Strength.  But I didn't taste a bit of sherry.  Not sure what's up with this whisky.  Whatever kind of sherry casks they use just doesn't agree with me.  Since I distinctly dislike this and find it very flawed, that puts it in the D range.)
Butterscotch, lemon, and cherry that sticks in the mouth like candy.  Yummy stuff!  Better than most of the older Farcli out there.  Don't believe the bad reviews!  Believe me!
Nose is rich sherry and big red gum.  Palate has no off notes, lots of sweet and spiciness, with orange rind. Gets sweeter with water.  Very nice. More big red and sweet peppers in the finish.  Long time since I tried this but it's very good. 

Spiced sherry with preserved plums that turns quite resinous and has a dry peppery finish.


Blind retaste 4 months later:

Warm malt and spiced red apples.  Sweet and a bit waxy on the palate.  B

n: Sherry and caramel, clean and upfront. Musky wood, vanilla, dark nutmeg spice, and dried red fruits.

taste: Dried strawberries and old-school sherry wood. Over-ripe red berries, dry nutmeg, creamy malt. Cinnamon red hots and chocolate covered cherries in the finish.

Satisfying deep and rich sherry, I love this high ABV stuff. A great bang for your buck whisky.  [A-]
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