GlenDronach 1994 (cask #3379)

Another cask from Batch 15 of the single casks: GlenDronach 1994 cask #3379, a Pedro Ximénez puncheon.



GlenDonrach 1994 PX cask 3379GlenDronach 22 yo 1994 (51,6%, OB 2017, PX puncheon #3379, 456 btl.)

Nose: rather winey in a way that reminds me a lot of some Brandy de Jerez (which uses ‘seasoned sherry casks’ similar to those used for whisky maturation). Jammy fruits (raspberry, strawberry, plums), slightly ethereal, I like that. Hints of rose pepper and cinnamon. Rum & raisins. Hints of rose petals and rosemary.

Mouth: slightly alcoholic, with preserved fruits and Ginjinha cherries. Sweet and sour, maybe an oaky sourness. Hints of liquorice and pepper. Oranges. Blackberry jam. Toasted and slightly earthy notes too. 

Finish: long, still this sweet and sour theme with chocolate, marmalade and herbs.

Really good, clean, with a jammy, heady fruitiness. The slightly sourness is an asset here. Originally around € 200, now sold out (except for a few stores that are looking to fund their next vacation).

Score: 90/100