|Glenfarclas 105 8 years 格蘭花格105 8年 原酒 精裝版 (1000ml 60%)|
|Glenfarclas 105 8 years Bottling Note~|
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 of the gifts requested further bottles. George S. Grant obliged, and since then, Glenfarclas 105 has gone onto become one of the most highly sought after expressions in the Glenfarclas range.
The first version of the popular ‘105’ I believe, when it was still a disclosed 8yo. Current versions are more around 10 years of age.
Nose:Certainly less sherry than in the current versions at first nosing and it’s maybe a tad gentler, although that may come from OBE. But then it’s a winey tide, with all the strawberries, blackcurrants and peonies on earth. Add to that just a little honey and whiffs of coal smoke.
Palate:Big, fat, thick, oily feel at the attack, with less wine and more honey, dried herbs and then a true maelstrom of other herbs, fruits and teas. Second stage get tangerines, kumquats, rose jelly, cardamom, coriander, apple compote… Quite amazing. And it doesn’t even need any water – well, also quite some spices, mostly of the peppery and mustardy kinds. Really lots happening here.
Finish: ‘As long as a day with whisky’, going on and on, on the same kinds of flavors.