Glenfarclas Whisky – 105 Cask Strength Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky
Last night Wednesday 11th November 2009 Jim took round to Dougie’s a bottle of Glenfarclas Whisky – 105 Cask Strength Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky.
This was a bottle that Dougie had wanted to taste ever since his visit to Speyside and especially his trip into the Glenfarclas Distillery earlier this year.
Banffshire AB37 9BD
telephone 01807 500257
Owner. J & G Grant
Since 1865 Glenfarclas has been owned and managed by just one family, the Grants of Glenfarclas. On the 8th of June 1865 John Grant acquired the tenancy for the Rechlerich Farm and as part of the transaction purchased the Glenfarclas Distillery for £511.19S.0d. To this day Glenfarclas is one of only a few distilleries in Scotland to remain family owned and managed. Now in the hands of the fifth and sixth generation of the family, the Grants remain committed to the vision of creating the best quality Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky, in the traditional Speyside style.
As Glenfarclas would rather you support one of the many fine whisky retailers around the world, they do not sell whisky on-line. For a selection of on-line whisky retailers please see the Family Favourites page on the website above. If none of the retailers listed in the Family Favourites pages are convenient, do let Glenfarclas know, and they will advise other stockists for you.
The Glenfarclas range is:-
10 Years Old
12 Years Old
15 Years Old
17 Years Old
21 Years Old
25 Years Old
30 Years Old
40 Years Old Scottish Classic
50 Years Old
Glenfarclas 105 Aged 40 Years
The Family Casks
Now we sat down and opened the bottle and the tasting began.
Glenfarclas 105 Cask Strength 60% Alc/vol.Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky.
Colour…Rich golden mahogany
Nose…First came the sherry sweetness with a little oak.
Taste…Very dry but still sweet oak and sherry in the forefront, needs a lot of water for my taste, do I get a hint of honey?
Finish…Long and strong due to the 60% Alc/vol. very warm and a slight touch of smoke. I could only drink after dinner, a hard work of a dram.
Nose…Strong spirit and sherry with a hint of maple, astringent dryness but still sweet.
Taste…Rich, spirity dry, a malty oak and sherry hit, even with a fair drop of water it packs a full flavour.
Finish…Long and dry then the salty sweetness drifts in. you could chew on this for a long time. Great for the last dram of the evening.
Boy was this a strong one, both Jim and Dougie found it to be a little bit of struggle to cope with the cask strength and find any mellowness, but we both agreed that it could come into its own when drank as an after dinner dram.