Glenfarclas 105, 60%

Price: $80 Issue: Fall 2015 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Brimming with distillery character. Gentle malty notes come through initially, accompanied by apple core and classic ‘Farclas weight. The alcohol, though high, is not obtrusive. In time there's some orange marmalade, and this bittersweet element helps to add another layer of complexity. Water brings out toffeed depth. Even neat it isn't too hot, showing heft rather than bludgeoning power. In time there's black cherry, chocolate, and a hint of smoke. Highly recommended.