The Glendronach

1995 Cask 4681 15 Years Old

ABV 56.2%
REVIEWED Issue 101
Specifications
Brand: The GlenDronach
Expression: 1995 Cask 4681 15 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 15 years old
ABV: 56.2%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
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GlenDronach Distillery, Forgue, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Highland, Scotland
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Classic sherried notes: think cheese rind, sappiness, walnut and a sweetness that brings to mind a mix of damson and molasses.
Palate: Rounded with sufficient supple weight to balance the tannin. This means instead of being butter it's fruity and sweet with a chewy, rather than hard, quality.
Finish: Long and deep.
Comment: A classic sherried whisky. Glendronach at 15 Years Old? Perfection. Macallan beware.
9.1
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Heavily sherried. Dark wood. Walnut stain. Nutmeg, cloves. Marasquino cherries. Raisins. Beautiful concentration. An Oxtail broth note.
Palate: Sweet at start then bitter. Oak is overwhelming. Burnt caramel. Walnutloaf. Molasses. Oak, oak and oak.
Finish: Bitter and spicy.
Comment: A style of whisky which has its fans. But that oak infusion masks the distillery character and the essence of whisky for me. Sad, as the nose is interesting.
7.6
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