Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whisky differently from me.
On Sunday 18th November we started Series 5 of #BlindTasting. If you’ve not heard of the #BlindTasting’s then you can get the low-down HERE along with details of previous series and all the samples weve had so far on Malt Musing’s website.
The third blind whisky sample in Series 5 was from me and was Glendronach Cask Strength Batch 7. My full tasting notes are below:
Rich and fruity – cherries and blackberries. It’s also sweet with toffee and a hint of vanilla which becomes more apparent when you add a drop of water. Very inviting and surprisingly tame in terms of alcohol on the nose considering the abv (57.9%!!).
Rich fruits again with cherries and blackberries but also a citrus note which becomes clearer as orange with a drop of water. Toffee carries through from the nose but also a chocolate note comes through. There’s also a touch of spice that I couldn’t quite place.
Long and drying. Again fruity but also a nuttiness comes through along with more chocolate.
An absolutely stunning dram! Considering the high abv it doesn’t blow you away with alcohol burn but it can also take a drop of water without you killing it off. Loads of fruit and sweet notes but with a touch of spice as well. Worth the money even though it’s NAS and around £60 a bottle.
Taken from the Glendronach website:
Cherry brandy and chocolate with blackberry vines, wild figs and Highland Toffee.
Burst of brambles and ripe sultanas give way to Seville orange and roasted chestnut. Finish of baked apple and damson plum linger with chocolate walnut and whipped cream.