Excerpt: There’s plenty going on here, but it’s not as vibrant as the other GlenDronachs. Lots of sherry influence, viscous, and a bit sappy, with Curaçao, honey-drenched fruit, raspberry tart, black cherry, and ripe malt leading to a grape stem finish.
Excerpt: Due to my experience with single cask releases, I can say with some measure of confidence that Oloroso wood is ideally suited to bring out the bawdy side of GlenDronach’s distillery character.
Excerpt: Kind of a mocha kick, with notes of coal, raisin, and dark chocolate. Less complex than it sounds — like the 15 it is overwhelmed by wood, though the finish, once you push past the heat, offers substantial charm.
Excerpt: I never thought I'd really tell myself that a whisky at 46% could be this good but here we are. The richness, the complexity, it's well balanced despite being a total sherry bomb. I'm very impressed.
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This is an 18 year old, age stated, release from The GlenDronach. This is an older bottling (2013) so it is likely older, potentially even significantly more so, than the age statement would imply.
Rich honey, toffee, sticky fruits. Figs, cloves, tobacco, coffee, cocoa, dates, currants. Richness is off the charts.
Medium mouth feel, no real heat. Sweet sherry, cream, cocoa, tobacco, figs, dates, currants, toffee, stewed fruits.
Long, rich, still no heat. Lots of raspberry, jammy blackberry, dates and figs. Butter cream, cocoa, tobacco, pepper, toffee.
Damn. This is just phenomenal. I never thought I'd really tell myself that a whisky at 46% could be this good but here we are. The richness, the complexity, it's well balanced despite being a total sherry bomb. I'm very impressed.
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