Whisky Review: The GlenDronach Single Cask 1996 Aged 18 Years #1487

Style: Dark Fruits and Nutty Malt Nose: Dark plums and prunes waking up from slumber, while perfumed malt latches on a dominant and dry peppermint spice. Cranberries dragged downwards by weighty dark chocolate, toffee and espresso sediments. Coal ambers, maybe a faint layer of peat as well? A rich and surprisingly dry aroma, and the…

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Dram Review: The GlenDronach Single Cask Aged 21 Years (Cask No. 475)

[56.4%・21 Years Old・Distilled in 1993・Bottled in 2014・Official Bottling Specially Selected for The Nectar and La Maison du Whisky・Cask No. 475・Single Cask Release of 627 Bottles] Nose: Prunes and blackcurrants, coal smoke, tobacco and tar with dark chocolate running along, drawing out some earthy and woody notes as a wee nutty note also enters the background.…

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Whisky Review: The GlenDronach Single Cask 2005 Aged 12 Years #1451

Style: Fruity and Vibrant Nose: Christmas cake and figs lying neatly alongside with malt biscuits. Banana gummies, black currants ride on an elevation of floral notes. Peppermint and black pepper forming a nice edge. The Pedro Ximenez influence is not strong, it is not a full-on sherry bomb like most GDs, and we get to…

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Dram Review: The GlenDronach Single Cask Aged 21 Years (Cask No. 5405)

[49.9%・21 Years Old・Distilled in 1991・Bottled in 2013・Official Bottling・Single Cask Release of 702 Bottles] Nose: There is a dusty feeling, earthy with a condense reduction of simmering strawberries and prunes conveying that stickiness.  A certain smoky note amidst things with a brush of mint accompanying the syrupy aromas. Palate & Finish: Strawberry cubes but quite peppery…

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Whisky Review: The GlenDronach Single Cask Batch 16 1993 Aged 24 Years #55

Style: Sherry Sweet and Spicy Nose: A relatively tight nose to begin with, but when it cuts through the spice we have beautiful assorted red fruits, red currants, a touch of resin and grassy notes. Flicking to the drier side from time to time, dusty and earthy notes laid on top of a deeper layer…

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Dram Review: The GlenDronach 12 Years Old (Bottled Circa 1980s)

[40.0%・12 Years Old・Bottled Circa Early 1980s・Official Bottling・General Release] Nose: The nose is filled with these old-style, quality Sherry cask vibes and frankly speaking, it’s simply satisfying. Chocolate mud cake and intensively sweet dates in moderation. Aged pur’eh together with some fine tannins and vanilla grain. There’s a sweet smoke as well lurking underneath to add…

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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: The 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 The 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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