Dram Review: The GlenDronach Single Cask 1992 Aged 27 Years (Cask No. 5850)

[54.5%・Distilled in 1992・Bottled in 2020・ 27 Years Old・Official Bottling Specially Selected by GAS (Glendronach Appreciation Society) & AbbeyWhisky.com・Cask No. 5850・Single Cask Release of 625 Bottles]

Nose:

An arousing swirl of buttery chocolate pudding, Vienna almonds, Turkish delights and egg custard, served with toast generously brushed with blackcurrant jam and salted toffee sauce.

Palate & Finish:

Instantly gratifying with a tight squeeze of plump prunes, earthy espresso beans frenching juicy dark raisins.  Ripe figs glimmering in golden honey followed by even more dark fruits.

Cinnamon sugar, dried fruit peels with a slightly leathery aftertaste.

Thoughts:

Turns our it has been a year and then some months since my last piece on a GlenDronach, and I am glad I am writing about this one, a proper Christmas themed Sherry bomb; actually reminding me of my first encounter of a great GDSC all those years ago, was it a 93115? I am not too sure anymore, I think this may just be better. Truly well picked, as someone who is still looking to bottle a proper Sherry cask, I am jealous.

Probably my favourite whisky bottled in 2020 so far, almost three stars in my book.

☆☆ [Highly Recommended]

-Nicholas

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