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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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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

GLENDRONACH 1991 20YO - DISTILLERY BOTTLING

Glendronach releases it single cask bottlings in batches - like the Cask Strength version reviewed last and specialises in the heavy sherry style of Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez (PX) casks.
Anyone who took their time will know that PX sherry is one of the sweetest drinks around - the sweetest one yet contains just under 440 grams of sugar per liter !!! yes - 440 grams !!

I recommend you read this document on sherry production to get more insights into what its all about - you can use this link here

Moving on to one of the single cask bottlings from last batch released - that being batch 7... both Oloroso and PX casks were released in that batch and I'll be reviewing both one of each from that batch and later also a UK exclusive and a DK exclusive. Stay tuned!

Glendronach Distillery Yard & Old cart, © The Malt Desk May 2011

Glendronach 1991, 20yo, 51,3%, PX cask#3183, batch 7, 600 bottles, Distillery bottling

Colour is Mahogany

Nose:
Raisins and creamy milk chocolates and coffee. An incredible sweetness accompanied malt, toffee, dried fruits and rum-raisin ice cream

Taste:
Heavy dark fruity sweetness, oily, nutmeg, plums, vanilla and hint of cloves. Goes slightly bitter only to return on milk chocolate, spices, apples and honey

What a cracker, if you're into sherry whisky!

90/100!

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