Paid: $65 for 750ml
Distilled/Owned by: Glendronach / Brown-Forman
Mashbill: 100% malted barley
Aged For: 12 years
Cask Type: PX sherry & Oloroso sherry casks
Chill Filtered: No
Color Added: No
Color: Light amber
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.
Nose: Slight Sulphur, sherry, raisin, orange peel and oak.
Palate/Taste:Jammy raspberry and orange, sherry, caramel, Sulphur, and dried fruit.
Finish: Medium warmth with ginger, caramel, and sherry.
Thoughts: I’ve had the 12, 18, and 21 year expressions, and have to believe the sweet spot is the 15-18 year range. The 12 is alright, but the extra age helps the flavor out quite a bit.
Score: 78 out of 100