GlenDronach 1995 (cask #2380 for Whisky Nerds & Whisk.E)

Well, officially the label says for The Netherlands and Japan but they nicknamed themselves Whisky Nerds. We know they are actually Bram Van Glabbeek and Floris Kooistra who are linked to the Dutch Usquebaugh Society, together with the Japanese distributor Whisky.E.



GlenDronach 1995 Cask #2380 - Whisky Nerds & Whisky.EGlenDronach 19 yo 1995 (55,1%, OB for The Netherlands and Japan 2015, Oloroso butt #2380, 628 btl.)

Nose: good, heavy sherry. Dried figs and dates, Black Forest gateau, with some coffee liqueur and leather in the background. Red berry jam (or make that blackberry). Waxed furniture and subtle hints of pipe tobacco. Chocolate too, of course.

Mouth: high pressure sherry again, with a dry, leathery and quite a tannic attack. Coffee powder and a little cough syrup. Walnuts and spices like pepper and clove. Becomes sweeter after that, with plums and black cherries. Cinnamon pastry. Rounder, richer and fruitier with a few drops of water.

Finish: long and warm, mainly on spiced chocolate and tobacco.

A classic GlenDronach cask with a perfect sherry influence. Water is obligatory to drink it comfortably though (not for the alcohol but for the dryness). Around € 135 but I think most bottles are gone – at least in The Netherlands.

Score: 88/100