The GlenDronach

Single Cask Batch 14, Aged 12 Years

ABV 58.3%
REVIEWED Issue 142
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Brand: The GlenDronach
Expression: Single Cask Batch 14, Aged 12 Years
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
Year of bottling: 2016
ABV: 58.3%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Laura Foster
Nose: Furniture polish, recently stained wood, some chocolate, orange peel, red berries and a whisper of eucalyptus.
Palate: A texture like satin – gorgeous. Warming, but not unpleasantly so, with caramel, almonds, date sponge, chocolate and dried figs, plus some numbing anise.
Finish: Blackberries and a bit of a burn. This smoulders for some time.
Comment: Like a hug in a high-ABV mug (which is the exact-sized receptacle I’d like to enjoy this in).
Taster   Mark Newton
Nose: Cherries galore, with a streak of menthol. Bourbon-esque. Dates and dried figs – yes, muscovado sugar, molasses. Port, ginger and nutmeg. Raisins. Mince pies.
Palate: Cherries lead again with port and balsamic vinegar. Water knocks back the black pepper and chilli heat to bring dried cranberries, coffee, Turkish Delights, cinnamon and raisins.
Finish: Dry, tannic, cherries and cola, with redcurrant tartness, coffee and syrup.
Comment: A potent, tasty whisky. A shade unbalanced, but I like it a lot.
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GlenDronach Distillery, Forgue, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Highland, Scotland
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