Following yesterday’s superb Glendronach 1993 (see review here), here’s another one, although this time it’s a NAS expression, made in small batch, bottled in cask strength.
This is of course, the Glendronach Cask Strength expression, now reaching it’s 3rd batch.
This whisky made it’s initial show on the stage a year or so ago. It’s a vatting of whisky matured in PX and Oloroso sherry casks.
Glendronach Cask Strength Batch 3 (54.9%, NAS, buy here for £52.45)
Nose: A punch of youthful sweet sherry, sultanas soaked in rum (yes, rum), light & sweet , some vinegar notes, given some time in glass, major cocoa and dark chocolate notes, some dusty papers whiffs and all being wrapped with sweet, albeit clogging, sherry.
Palate: Lots of oak and spices – cinnamon, sweet burnt demerara sugar, nutmeg, pepper. Heavy bursts of sweet sherry, but the leading tone here is the oak.
Finish: Medium length, lingering spicy oak lacquered with sweet sherry keeping it semi-dry – very nice balanced.
Conclusion: A very easy drinking one. As expected, it’s lighter and not as complex (or as good) as the 1993 one I reviewed yesterday, but it also doesn’t cost as much. Real nice addictive dram and if you look for sherry bomb, this one is up your ally.