The GlenDronach

Cask Strength Batch 4

ABV 54.7%
REVIEWED Issue 129
Brand: The GlenDronach
Expression: Cask Strength Batch 4
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 54.7%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
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GlenDronach Distillery, Forgue, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Highland, Scotland
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Rich and buttery, hints of toffee fudge, ginger cake and vanilla. Summer fruits add some complexity and depth, with just a hint of sulphur which gives body rather than astringency.
Palate: The toffee notes of the nose come to life in a very sweet palate, which is more like a young Armagnac than a Scotch. Bags of runny honey and plenty of oaky goodness. Does not show its strength. Even with water the sweetness comes through.
Finish: Sweet, liquorice and damson jam.
Comment: The more of it I tried, the more I liked it. A real sweetheart of a whisky.
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Opens with warm vanilla, herbal accented barley and hints of dried fruit. The oak is chunky and lightly coffeed and begins to dominate.
Palate: Full with a corn-like character along with hints of burnt toffee, dried fruit, liquorice, prune and gritty wood tannins. A little inelegant, but showing a better balance than the nose.
Finish: Good length with toasty popcorn, toffee, bitter chocolaty spices and again that corn-like note.
Comment: Is this an American in sheep’s tartan? More than likely it’s been aged in heavily charred first fill American oak.
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