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The third Glenfarclas from the core range (after the 10 and 15 year old) is this '105'. The number refers to the fact that it's 'overproof' with an ABV of 60%. The bottle has no age statement, but I've been told it's at least 10 years old. It was first released in 1968, which was something of a milestone as that was the first time ever that a cask strength whisky was released. In 2008 a 40 Year Old version of the '105' was released.
It is no surprise that the nose is very sweet: oloroso sherry, demerara sugar, figs, red berries, toffee and skin of oranges. But it also has something meaty. I get nuts as well. If you wait long enough, you'll get a lot more fruit: apples, pears and even melon! There is a lot going on here.
The nose translates perfectly into taste, with a sharp kick to the roof of the mouth upon delivery (from the high ABV and some chili peppers and ginger). Boy... this is nice. A lot of oak as well, but it never gets bitter.
The finish is warm and long, but dries the mouth completely.
This is a fruity top whisky, to be sure. But I have to admit that - like the Aberlour a'bunadh - I find it a bit too powerful. Adding water is no must, but I would recommend it. Diluting brings out the fruity character with dades and raisins.