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