Single malt whisky - tasting notes

29 Oct 2012

GlenDronach 1990 (PX cask #2966)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: GlenDronach

GlenDronach 1990 cask #2966, distilled 30th May 1990 and bottled in June 2012 as part of the 6th batch of GlenDronach single casks.

 

 

Glendronach 1990 PX 2966GlenDronach 22 yo 1990
(55,1%, OB 2012, PX sherry puncheon #2966, 539 btl.)

Nose: quite a punchy nose, with a boost of spices on top of the typical sherry notes. Moscovado sugar, plums, oranges and chocolate. Christmas cake. Honey. Roasted nuts. Cinnamon and nutmeg. It shows a slight sourness of red mosto and wine vinegar too. Mouth: lots of grapes and raisins, pipe tobacco and red fruit jam. Spicy wood. Sweet and sour oranges. Mon cheri and Ginjinha. Again quite some cinnamon, nutmeg and a little pepper. Finish: long, still some cherry brandy notes, with a peppery edge, nutty notes and raisins.

A good one, with a balanced amount of sweetness / sourness / oakiness. Clean, fresh and vibrant. Around € 130, still available.

Score: 88/100

GlenDronach 1990 (PX cask #2966) 4 Ruben Luyten 2012-10-29

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  • Gal(WhiskyIsrael): Just tasted this one. WOW. i am very very impressed Ruben. Amazing BFYB for 40 euro. this feels much older and so complex. WOW again. dang!
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