The GlenDronach

14 Years Old Single Cask Batch 14

ABV 55%
REVIEWED Issue 145
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Brand: The GlenDronach
Expression: 14 Years Old Single Cask Batch 14
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 14 years old
Year of bottling: 2016
ABV: 55%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Editor's Choice
Issue 145
Tasting notes
Taster   Mark Newton
Nose: Intense sherry gorgeously expressed – figs and plum jam, balsamic vinegar and tiramisu. Cigar boxes, corks and pencil shavings. Blackberry jam, orange marmalade and elderberries. Then some nutmeg and chicory drink.
Palate: Elderberry and port-like, with sticky toffee pudding. Dried fruits – raisins, figs, dates. Ground coffee and bitter chocolate.
Finish: Wood heat, not tannic, layers of hedgerow fruits in a jam.
Comment: I swooned a little at this. Magnificent. Such balance, such depth!
Taster   Laura Foster
Nose: Mushroomy forest floor, polished wood, coffee and walnut, raisins, orange peel and oily gears. Duck consommé and Madeira. Liquorice root, powder ginger and cinnamon.
Palate: Unctuous with dried fruit. Chocolate with prunes, dried blueberries, cinnamon, liquorice and spicy black pepper. Rolled pancakes in acacia honey. Leather elbow patches.  
Finish: Clove and cinnamon, oil dipped with ciabatta bread.
Comment: A top-drawer dram. Body, power, complexity and interesting development.
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GlenDronach Distillery, Forgue, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Highland, Scotland
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