The GlenDronach

Single Cask Batch 14, Aged 20 Years

ABV 53%
REVIEWED Issue 142
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Brand: The GlenDronach
Expression: Single Cask Batch 14, Aged 20 Years
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 20 years old
Year of bottling: 2016
ABV: 53%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 142
Tasting notes
Taster   Mark Newton
Nose: Musty, with notes of old cellars and corks. Tiramisu, barbecue sauce, prunes, Seville orange marmalade. Muscovado sugar. Onion chutney, peppermint and nutmeg. Tobacco.
Palate: Dense, chewy damson and plum jam, a dollop of maple syrup and treacle. Sweetness is balanced by mustiness, old leather, ginger, dark chocolate, tobacco and cloves.
Finish: Tea room treats: Assam with sticky jam tarts and tiramisu.
Comment: A knee-quivering delight. Everything a sherried style whisky aspires to be.
Taster   Laura Foster
Nose: Cherry liqueur, mixed with wood varnish and a big bag of trail mix. Something herbal going on – bay leaves and thyme, and a blast of fresh blackcurrant.
Palate: Bitter, herbal characters are strong in this one. Gentian, hops and rhubarb with dark treacle, and juicy black fruits.
Finish: After all the noise of the herbs the bitterness dies away, I’m left with black fruits. An unexpected but not unwelcome touch.
Comment: If whisky were cocktails, this would be a Rob Roy twist made with Antica Formula.
Visit the distillery
GlenDronach Distillery, Forgue, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Highland, Scotland
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