Glenfarclas 105 definitely beats the others in this pole, and that's not just cause of the 60% strength. In terms of excellent whisky, the 105 is!! It's big, yet smooth, and doesn't need water. The sweetness is perfectly balanced with the dryness! And after being recently disappointed with my batch #12 Aberlour A'bunadh, I will definitely have difficulty finishing the full bottle. The A'bunadh is overly sherried, so much so that it gets rather mediciney, like overly sweet and concentrated cough syrup, and leaves an unpleasantness on your palette. I will try and be a bit more patient with it, give it more air, taste it over and over and over and hope it gets better. But I just wish I wouldn't have opened it so that I could have sold it on, made a few bucks to buy something else I'd enjoy more.