Glendronach Single Cask

Glendronach SC.jpgPlease take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whiskey differently from me.

This sample was kindly sent to me by Maltman Mike who runs the Maltman Mike & Friend’s Show on YouTube which I highly recommend checking out if you haven’t already. He also works at House of Malt so if you need advice on buying a whisky he’ll be able to help. This is a 12 year old, Pedro Ximenez Sherry, single cask whisky and a beast at 57.1% abv!

 

Colour:

Amber.

Nose:

Oak, coconut and chocolate followed by brown sugar, toffee, cherry liqueur (specifically Kirsch) and a touch of vanilla.

Palate:

Sherry straight away, followed by sweet toffee and chocolate notes, wild berries and some oak.

Finish:

Sherry pure and simple – lots of dried fruit, particularly raisins.

Overall:

As I’ve already said this is a beast at 57.1% abv, but then I enjoy that. It took a bit of work to get all of this notes from it as initially it’s high abv and strong sherry notes overpower the sense a bit. It’s worth persevering though and actually has a lot to offer once you get into – very enjoyable (but then I do enjoy a cask strength whisky!).

 

Notes:

I can’t actually find any tasting notes for this as it was a hand bottling at the distillery. You can however find out about the rest of the Glendronach range or look at booking a distillery tour to bottle your own on their website.

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