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Currently, Im lucky to own both the Glenfarclas 12yo and the 105. I thought it would be fun to make a little comparison. The 105 turns out to be the older muscular brother with a big car, while the 12 is a little more intelligent and subtle.
Nose: Without water, don't come too close to the glass, it's HOT! Fresh vanilla bread, dried red fruit, toffee, raisin, chocolate cookies. Oh, and did I mention it was hot? Well it is! So maybe not thé best beginners Scotch:p With water it cools down a little and green rummy fruitnotes appear. Nice!
Palate: Not as alcoholic as I expected, quite gentle at this high octane volume, but with a full teaspoon it still gives me hickups haha. In the arrival it Nice sweet barley, roasted nuts, nutmeg and cloves, and actual sherry. bit of bramble fruit, medium oak and almost no smoke or charr. It stays quite clear in the mouth while it keeps delivering lots of flavor.
Finish: Quite long for its age, I'm guessing between 10-12yo. Not very complicated, it gets a little creamy and nutty with some nice dry wood lingering on on the back of the tongue. I feel I'm getting ready to enjoy the 15yo at its fullest now:) So far, this distillery did'nt let me down one bit. Well made, tasty whisky!