Glenfarclas 105 Cask Strength
Glenfarclas // Highlands, Scotland
In 1968, Glenfarclas was the first to release a cask strength single malt whisky. This bottling was re-named to 105, the British alcohol proof equivalent for 60% alcohol by volume. We all refer to this now as "120 proof" ,which is simply double the abv, as opposed to "105 degrees proof" or 7/4th times the alcohol by volume. It's also much simpler than lighting gunpowder in the whisky to establish proof.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask TypeEuropean oak ex-oloroso sherry cask
"Don't fear the proof! The whisky is actually much gentler than you'd think. The nose is full of dark honey, pear, popcorn kernels, and butterscotch. The taste is intense and spicy before mellowing with char smoke around the ring of the whisky. Adding some water makes the dram a touch creamy and exposes some dried herbs. Glenfarclas 105 has a long finish on the palate."