The 11th edition of GlenDronach's cask strength bottling features a heavy sherry influence, hefty proof and an attractive price tag. If you're able to find these bottlings, they're notable competitors to the likes of Aberlour A'bunadh and Tamdhu Batch Proof. Let's dive in!
Beautiful, sweet fruits on the nose. Honey, apples, red berries like raspberry and currant, some blackberry and cherry. Big sulfur and pepper note. This is a sherry bomb through and through.
Rich on the palate. A prickle of heat. Sweet toffee and berries once more. A vein of tobacco, black tea and nougat runs throughout. Viscous, and the heat dies with time.
Long finish. A touch dry and bitter, but cocoa, blackberry and currant dance pleasantly once more.
We’re getting up there in the chapters of GlenDronach’s Cask Strength series, but this release shows its consistency isn’t to be doubted.
Disclosure: The producer provided this sample to review free of charge, and without expectation of review or rating.