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A very limited special edition of the venerable Glenfarclas 105, released to mark the 50th Anniversary of the "105 Cask Strength", the first regularly available cask strength distillery bottling. Bottled after 22 years at 60% ABV like the regular 105. They achieve the 60% mark through the careful marriage of casks, and not by dilution! Only 3500 bottles were produced, and just a shade over 200 are coming to Canada!
Andrew's Tasting Note
Nose: sweet and nutty, rich sherry tones; musty oloroso, syrupy px and Eatmore candy bars; lots of chocolate and yogurt tones to the nose balancing out the decadent fruits and spices; cooked raisins and medjool dates drizzled in honey.
Palate: still sweet and very sherried with more prominent oak, leather, tobacco and especially spices; more Eatmore, dark chocolate espresso beans and salty Dutch licorice; the syrupy PX tones are still there as are the drier nutty Oloroso notes; the spices though seem to be the backbone ranging from Candied ginger to cloves baked with honey.
Finish: medium in body and length the whisky is coating and decadent with fading spices, chocolate, dark fruits and chocolate.
Comment: very well balanced for its strength, and richly sherried; only very small quantities have come into Alberta, and they won't last long!" - $205
""2018 is a very special year for Glenfarclas 105 as we launch this special edition to celebrate 50 years since it was first bottled. In 1968 Glenfarclas 105 was the first cask strength whisky on the market and it came out at 105 proof - the old way of measuring alcohol strength - the equivalent of 60% today. The 22 years old, bottled at 60% alcohol by volume like the whisky it honours, and there are 3,600 bottles available in selected markets around the world.
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