Glenfarclas 40 year 105
Added on Friday, Nov 25, 2011 at 04:10 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 40 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1968 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 60.00 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $1325 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Bottled late in 2008 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the appearance of the 105 expression. Cask strength of 105 degrees 'British Proof'. There are only 893 bottles of this in the world.
Member Ratings and Notes
Fuji
 

Sweet rich enveloping sherry with spiced wood, prunes, chocolate, licorice, ripe fruits and raisins with a long light citrus finish. The sherry on this is tangy and nutty. A lot of citrus here by way of tangerines, oranges, and lemon. Smells of dried lemon peel. Candied apples, powdered sugar and ludens cough drops add sweetness. A bit of menthol on the finish as well.

 

 
Andy
 

n: Dark chocolate and butterscotch.  Damp cedar

 

p:  Hot and delicious spanish cedar.  Thick tree sap.  Very nice.  Hot and uncomplicated finish. 

 
Ries
 
n: Lightly toasted, buttered wheat bread and light strawberry/rhubarb jam. Mouth watering and savoury with a caramel tone.
 
t: Burnt butter and light red dried fruits. Fades to dark chocolate and waxed cherries. Heavy, oily mouthfeel and beautifully dense. Very sophisticated and a little different from typical Glenfarclas. The finish lasts until the next day, a very memorable whisky.
 
Antique and soft, the quality of the distillate is apparent here and the old school alchemy shines in this bottle.
 
An incredible Glenfarclas, I am amazed that they managed to finish above 60ABV after being in the barrel for such a long time - an epic whisky.
 
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