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A big full on, no nonsense whisky from speyside gaints Glenfarclas. Bottled at cask strength, non chill filtered and taylor made for a sweet tooth like me.
Nose: rich, buttery, fat, caramel, toffee, butterscotch cough sweets. With Water even more cough sweets, but it’s also fruitier, pears and raisins also a note of Kirsch (cherry liqueur).
Pallet: Kirsch again, milk chocolate, light tannins and a sprinkle of peat, plenty of caramel and toffee here too. With Water pear note comes through again, all the sweet stuff from the nose, peat seems to have gone away, but it’s much fruitier.
Finish: the fruity pear note really lasts well and thankfully it ends slightly dry rather than sickly sweet. With Water dryer still, and spicier.
Mark neat – 8.4, with water – 8.6
I was expecting more from this whisky, while admittedly i am a sweet tooth this is a bit too much, its too sweet, rich and fat, i think it would be better if it were to be more balanced. For me this whisky is competing with the A'bunadh and for me the 105 is not quite as good.