Glenfarclas 105 22 Year Old Cask Strength Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Speyside, Highlands, SCOTLAND
$299. 00
$3588.00 Dozen
ABV: 60%
Limited to one bottle per customer.

In celebration of 105's 50th birthday, Glenfarclas has released a limited edition with a big age statement, bursting with distillery character. 3600 bottles world wide. Very limited and very collectable.

Cask strength whiskies have not always been available to the general public. In fact, the very idea was incidental, and only materialised in 1968 when a fourth generation member of the Grant family bottled a single cask straight from the warehouse, and sent the bottles to family and friends as Christmas gifts. George S. Grant created a simple, hand written label for the bottles noting only the name of the distillery and the strength of the whisky (which happened to be 105 British Proof.) By the end of January the recipients requested further bottles. George obliged, and since then, Glenfarclas 105 has gone onto become one of the most highly sought after expressions in the Glenfarclas range.

Other reviews... There is the classic 105, and there was a totally glorious 40 yo 105 around ten years ago (WF 94!) so we have hopes now… This baby ‘s issued to commemorate the first launch of the 105, in 1968. Well I for one would have done a 50 yo then, but not my business (hey, may we joke?) They could also do a 104 then, but that’s another story… Colour: gold. I had thought it would be much darker. Nose: it’s clearly different, rather all on cakes, pastry, orange blossom, honeysuckle flowers, raisins, quinces, honey, dried figs… In truth there’s something middle-oriental on the nose, which is absolutely lovely. With water: gets totally cloudy! Rather more sawdust too, not sure it swims perfectly well. Mouth (neat): it’s rather round at first, but gets then spicier. Cinnamon and ginger first, then nutmeg and peppery curry powder. All that over quinces and apricots, mostly as jams. With water: blimey, we almost recreated the 25 yo ! But that one was a notch more complex. Finish: rather long, extremely good. More gingerbread, in other words, cinnamon, nuts. Comments: awesome, it’s just that I really have a thing for the 25.
87 points - Serge Valentin, whiskyfun.com