The third batch of no-age-statement cask strength whisky from Glendronach, bottled at 54.9% and originally released in November 2013. It's a vatting of Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez matured whisky, shown in its colour and intense sherried flavour.
Nose: Fantastic waves soft golden syrup over dates and rum raisins hold a gentle tangerine and ground almond back note. Toasted oak with a dusting of cocoa adds a rich warmth and depth.
Palate: Crisp barley and a freshly sawn oak spice burst through ripe plums and golden sultanas. A delicate note of dried apricots and candied peel adds a fantastic sweet, zesty balance. Subtle touches of milk chocolate soften the long expressive finish.
Finish: A perfect harmony of classic Highland characters and elegant sherry influences.
Customer Reviews:(2 reviews)
Reasonably priced cask strength sherry monster. I have tried all three batches and quality stays the same. I like most of the GlenDronach bottlings and this is just missing the character to earn four stars but I will probably buy bottle from the next batch anyway...
- Whiskana, 23rd June
Affordable quality sherry monster. Produced in small batches, no chill-filtration and bottled at 54.9% ABV, I prefer to enjoy this cask strength dram with a splash of spring water at room temperature. Those who can take it without water should let it rest in glass for 10 min. and come back to a more mellow version of it once oxidation does the trick. Water brings out the more mellow, fruity flavors. Overall another decent dram from Glendronach and it is well worth a look.
- Scotch Fan , 8th Dec '13
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