56% PX Sherry Puncheon - Specially bottled for The Whisky World
Another GlenDronach single cask that has been selected by the guys at The Whisky World. This is one of their 1994’s.
Appearance: Mahogany. Thin oily legs cling to the glass.
Nose: Lots of tart and stewed cherries, cake mixture, tinned pears in syrup, dark PX sherry, sticky ginger cake and a sour wine.
Palate: Lighter in the body than expected, fresh ginger heat, dryness, flinty-matchstick element with a little sulphur, biting liquorice, burnt sugar, light oiliness, Woody-dryness with some oak bite. The sherry definitely comes through on a wave of sweetness, but is masked slightly by the alcohol and dryness.
Finish: Long, with a burnt sugar bitterness and light oily coating.
Water adds.. Vanilla and sponge cake on the nose, more sweetness and pepper on the palate.
Conclusion Classic GlenDronach and big. Those who like their more “raw and traditional” sherried single casks from GlenDronach will really like this. It’s a proper dram to get into.
Available at thewhiskyworld.com for £199.90 (at the time of writing)