Paid: $180 for 700ml via Auction
Distilled/Owned By: Glendronach / Brown-Forman
Aged For: 21 Years, distilled Oct. 14 1994, bottled Oct. 2015
Mashbill: 100% malted barley
Cask Type: PX Sherry Puncheon
Chill Filtered: No
Artificial Coloring: No
Other Info: Cask #1189, Bottle #84, Distillery Exclusive
Color: Old Oak
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn
Nose: Dry sherry, bitter orange peel, crushed mint, musty oak, black tea, coffee beans, heather, and chocolate chili powder
Feel: Supple, but drying
Taste: Rich sherry, dried fruits, espresso, vanilla bean paste, black pepper, spicy oak, highland malted barley, cranberry, dark chocolate, and cherry brandy
Finish: Warm and long, with a drying effect. Amaretto, sherry, caramel, sprigs of mint and thistle, citrus, oak, buttery filo pastry, and bitter grape skins.
Thoughts: This tasted more of an oloroso profile than a PX one to me, but none the less is a complex and amazing dram. A good example of the rich powerful malt GlenDronach was producing before their closure in 1996. As you continue to drink it becomes sweeter and more easy going, but snap back to attention and you will be hit by various spectrum’s of the flavor wheel.
Score: 90 out of 100