GlenDronach 2003 (cask #4630)

This is a GlenDronach 2003, a 12 years old Pedro Ximénez single cask bottled for Sansibar.



Glendronach 2003 cask #4630 for SansibarGlenDronach 12 yo 2003 (56,1%, OB for Sansibar 2015, Pedro Ximénez sherry puncheon #4630, 375 btl.)

Nose: really nice, with a big fruitiness of sweet plums, baked apples, juicy sultanas and a bit of orange peel. Nice hints of bananas flambéed with sprinkles of rum. Also a caramel sweetness that is not too prominent. Nicely candied, with hints of maraschino cherries.

Mouth: sweet and fruity again, lots of dried apricots, cherry jam and a little maple syrup. Paired with punchy spices (fairly hot black pepper, vanilla) and nutty praline. Good balance.

Finish: long, still half fruity, half spicy.

While PX can overpower a dram, it finds a good balance in this case. Nicely rounded, with red fruity candy and balancing spices. Perfect card player’s whisky. Around € 100.

Score: 87/100