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This blog will feature tasting notes, reviews, distillery visits and whisky news with focus mainly on Scottish single malts. This will sometimes be accompanied by politically incorrect (whisky) opinions. You have now been warned! :-)
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Saturday, 8 September 2012

GLENDRONACH 1990 - CADENHEAD AUTHENTIC COLLECTION

Over the next few days, I'll review 2 older bottlings and 1 very exclusive bottling tried during my recent trip to Scotland. All drams were had in the very well stocked bar at the Ardshiel Hotel in Campbeltown. I can certainly recommend you going there if you're in Campbeltown!


© Ardshiel Hotel


I'm pretty much staying locally in Campbeltown during these 3 reviews as I will be doing 2 from Cadenheads and 1 exclusive Springbank.

First up...

Glendronach is often classified as a Speyside distillery, though it is located a bit further east, near and south of the town of Huntly and therefore (often, atleast) classified as a Highland distillery. Glendronach has been mothballed for number of years before being taken over by first Pernod Ricard and later the Benriach Distillery Company and are now producing since 2001.

Glendronach has always been known for its heavily sherried bottlings but this time a bourbon cask has escaped this Aberdeenshire distillery - lets try it...

Glendronach 1990 13yo 55,4%, bottled July 2003, 222 bottles from an ex-bourbon barrel, Cadenhead Authentic Collection

Straw coloured

Nose:
Vanilla and apple at first nosing, then the wood section at the home improvement market. Also some hay and lemony notes.

Taste:
Spicy oak, vanilla again, oily. Then malted barley sweetness and boiled white fruits - a nice dram...


86/100!

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