Dram Review: The GlenDronach Single Cask Aged 20 Years (Cask No. 33)

[59.1%・20 Years Old・Distilled in 1993・Bottled in 2013・Official Bottling Specially Selected for AbbeyWhisky.com・Cask No. 33・Single Cask Release of 592 Bottles]

Nose:

Bright prunes, thrilling menthol with just a hint of meatiness. Sticky Christmas cake with maple syrup poured all over top and served with strong red tea.

Palate & Finish:

A bread pudding richness concentrating on vanilla and raisins with some of the raisin skin bitterness as well as dried orange slices, maple infused honey and ample of leathery notes and oak tannins sipping through.

The creamy tail becomes earthier, woodier, with cinnamon and poached fruits.

Thoughts:

This is my idea of a hometown comfort feed at its heartiest, I got started early on with a GDSC and I am still quite fond of a 93115 with this sort of delivery, it is what it is, and for me there is always a time and place for a dram like this, just makes you warm and fuzzy.

☆ [Recommended]

-Nicholas

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