Whisky Review: The Glendronach “Grandeur” Aged 24 Years Batch 006

Style: Rich and Elegant Nose: Cool spearmint plating on an intricate dark fruits puzzle – fragments of Demerara sugar, cinnamon bark, Ukrainian plum, prunes and almonds piecing together beautifully. Round and rich aroma with an appetizing acidity to it. Raisin caramel sauce at perfect density. Toasty malt sits at the bottom. Palate: Sweet, beautiful Oloroso…

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Dram Review: GlenDronach Single Cask Cask Number 276

[54.1%・21 Years Old・Distilled in 1994・Original Bottling Specifically Selected and Bottled for Silver Seal and Lion’s Whisky・Single Cask Release of 431 Bottles] Nose: Ahhh, comfort.  Astoundingly balanced for a Pedro Ximenez single cask; the oak has been kept at bay and the sherry cloaks itself behind a thin veil, leaving much to imagination.  The likes of…

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Dram Review: SMWS 96.1 Glendronach

[54.9%・20 Years Old・Distilled in 1971・Bottled in 1991・SMWS Bottling・Single Cask Release] When I saw Mr. Yeo having this 20 year old Society GlenDronach the other night, I told myself this would have to be one of the drams I must sample during my stay in Singapore; and to my fellow sherry heads, here’s my one line…

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Whisky Review: The Glendronach Aged 18 Years “Allardice”

Style: Deep Sherry and Delicate Nose: Stewed fruits in caramel dip on the nose. Then we have heavy raisins – beautiful Oloroso signature. Vanilla and smoke huffing softly on the side, adding a nice dimension to the aroma. Hints of dark fruits with malty nuttiness. Palate: Delicate touch on the palate. Raisins-floral notes thrive as…

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Whisky Review: GlenDronach Single Cask Aged 18 Years #244

Style: Sherry and Spicy Nose: Starts with dark chocolate soufflé on fire, thick and spicy. Then it is followed by some cupboard-aged dried dates, pencil shavings and sour cream. Solid, sweet aroma of brown sugar sitting back supported and cushioned all of the dryness and spiciness. Palate: Bright spicy and sugary raisin notes dissolves to a…

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Dram Review: GlenDronach Single Cask #1346 Aged 22 Years

[52.1%・22 Years Old・Distilled in 1991・Original Bottling・Single Cask Release of 701 Bottles] Nose: Sticky dates on the nose. Coal smoke and sweet tobacco. It has this subtle hint of gingery note to brighten things up. The satisfying jammy sweetness then stylishly eases into the conversation. Palate & Finish: Molasses on the palate. Jammy dark fruits and…

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Dram Review: GlenDronach Revival Aged 15 Years

[46.0%・15 Years Old・Bottled Circa. 2014・Official Bottling・General Release] Nose: Sweet cherries poached in muscovado sugar. The usual suspects of toffee, vanilla and cinnamon are also present on the nose. Some pepper and smoke in the backend with some savoury cheese notes also coming out too. Palate & Finish A rather juicy palate with the sweetness derived from…

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