Dram Review: Silver Seal GlenDronach Special Bottling 22 Years Old

[52.1%・22 Years Old・Distilled in 1990・Silver Seal Bottling・Cask No. 6921・Single Cask Release of 628 bottles]

Nose:

A heavy dose of leather and tobacco.  There is an alluring perfume note that lies underneath the vanilla.

Subsequently followed by an addictive dose of European oak with some sticky orange preserve surfacing.  Ripe plums with dark chocolate nibs sprinkled on top with the smoked barley to round things off.

Palate & Finish:

Big delivery of bright orange marmalade, the acidity mixes well with the chewy oak influence.  A creaminess follows along with a generous pinch of cinnamon.

Citrus and dark cherries balance well with the oak gradually fading into the background.

Thoughts:

A loud dram but for me this is just excellent.  It is what makes GlenDronach amongst the most addictive of Sherry Houses.

That wee unbalance is what makes it such an indulgence..

☆☆ [Highly Recommended]

Cheers Mr. Bailey for the dram, good times my friend.

-Nicholas