This single cask Glendronach was selected and bottled exclusively for The Whisky World, and features our logo on the rear label. Distilled in December 1994 at the Glendronach Distillery this was then matured for 19 years in Pedro Ximenez Sherry Puncheon with a turn-out of 642 bottles at bottling in July 2014.
Nose: An initial hit of rich caramel toffee, some woody spice and then a syrupy fig/raisin laden fruit cake. The spices are amplified with a little water and the sherry notes become slightly sweeter – more like bonfire toffee, with a Manuka honey topping.
Palate: Much like the nose, the dried fruit, spice and drying oak come through on the first wave, with a very sticky, unctuous mouthfeel. With water, the sherry becomes more dominant and the spice a little more pronounced, but for us, this is absolutely superb straight, at its full 52.1%.
Finish: Lingering notes of toffee, oaky spice and raisins.
Overall: A stellar sherry cask choice, highlighting that for the money, there’s plenty more options out there than just diving in with the big bucks for a massively well known brand costing twice the price.