The seventh batch of GlenDronach Cask Strength, matured in their classic a combination of Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez sherry casks and bottled at the end of May.
GlenDronach Cask Strength
(57,9%, OB 2018, Batch #7)
Nose: lots of toffee and treacle notes, with gingerbread and walnut cream. Woody notes. Chestnuts and corn flakes. Roasted malt. Blackberries, sultanas and Spanish fig bread. Mars bars. Just very light hints of oxo. Sherried of course, but not a classic sherry bomb as it’s mostly on the earthy / caramelly side, with a lot of malty notes underneath.
Mouth: sweet and malty. Also quite hot and spirity. Chocolate, figs and always this meaty edge. Toffee, maple syrup and other variations on caramel. Some bitter oak tannins, nutmeg and pepper.
Finish: long, with oaky notes, baked apples, walnuts
An autumnal GlenDronach, with a malty, oaky heart and a generous caramel coating, at the expense of fruity notes. Far less impressive than previous batches! Around € 65 from Master of Malt among others.