Glendronach is known for its rich deep sherry character. Over the years we have enjoyed many a marvellous malt from this distillery.
So in our relaxed evening exploring samples we were delighted to have a GlenDronach in the mix… well-timed after just having the Dutch Zuidam’s Millstone sherry dram.
And what did we think?
GlenDronach 21 year (1.1993/9.2014) Olorosso Sherry No 35 58.1%, Official Bottling for Beija-Flor and Silver Seal, bottle 523 of 605
- Nose – Sheeeerrrryy!! Rich, wet prunes, gigs, brown sugar, cinnamon, dark chocolate, spice, wine soaked Christmas cake
- Palate – Full, rich, intense, dark chocolate and tobacco, such full on sherry, quite dry and astringent, betel nut, red wine tannins, with pepper that morphs into chilli chocolate
- Finish – Fabulous finish, long warm spice, stays and stays
- Water – Makes it super spicy, not needed
One of those whiskies which can go on and on and on… where a little goes a very long way. However not one you could have much of… however fabulous for that moment.
Here is the point we had to admit, as marvellous as the Zuidam Millstone dram was, GlenDronach is in a different class completely.
While this was an official bottling, there are no notes available… It was last found auctioned for £240 at Whisky Auctioneer.
Some other fine GlenDronach drams:
- 18 year Allardice 46%
- 21 year Parliament 48%
- 18 + 21 year compared
- Glendronach 39 – 42 year 1972/2011, 1971/2011/2012/2013
What else did we try in our “Sinful Samples” evening?
- Bunnahabhain 24 year (1990) 51%
- Tullibardine 228 Burgundy 43%
- Zuidam’s Millstone (1998/2016) Olorosso Sherry Cask #2530 55.5%
- Wolfburn “Morven” 46% & Wolfburn “Aurora” 46%
You can also find Whisky Lady in India on:
- Facebook Whisky Lady in India – https://www.facebook.com/WhiskyLadyIN
- Twitter @WhiskyLadyIN