GlenDronach 33yr

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Sampled at Whisky Birmingham 2015 run by The Birmingham Whisky Club.

Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whisky very differently from me.

Colour:

Ruby red.

Nose:

Chocolate, nuts, sweet.

Palate:

The nose doesn’t lie – this whisky is chocolate and nuts rolled together. A good mix of sweet with that dark chocolate subtle bitter edge and a lightly spiced quality.

Finish:

Rich and thick although surprisingly short. This doesn’t coat your mouth like other tick whiskies might, instead it goes down smoothly.

Overall:

If you want liquid chocolate in the form of a whisky look no further. A superb dram that I could easily see myself drinking a bottle of without even realising. I am amazed that this was on general offer at Whisky Birmingham and wasn’t down as one of the Dream Drams.

 

Notes:

Taken from GlenDronach website:

 

The GlenDronach Portfolio / 33 Year Old


The GlenDronach 33 year old is regarded by many as one of the distilleries greatest releases. Matured in the finest Spanish Oloroso sherry casks, this exquisite malt scored 88/100 in the 2008 malt maniac awards and was described by Jim Murray as a ‘Golden nugget of a dram’. This sublime whisky is not to be missed.

Tasting Notes


Expression

33 Year Old

Appearance

Rich mahogany with a distinctive tawny heart. Viscous and syrupy.

Nose

Pronounced and sweet. Huge and aromatic with a combination of sweet stewed fruits, nuts and chocolate fondant. Alluring.

Palate

This displays real elegance and exudes class. A myriad of spiced fruits drizzled in bitter chocolate sauce. This fronts a second wave of flavours including walnut cake and mocha. Rich and unctuous to the core. An alcoholic liquid dessert.

Conclusions

A masterful dram which pleases the most jaded of palates. Fantastic stuff!

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