GlenDronach 2003 12 YO (cask #934) - Batch 12
GlenDronach 2003 12 YO (cask #934) - Batch 12, 53,7 %
The Highland distillery GlenDronach have been very good at releasing single cask whiskies over the past few years. There is a wide range of vintages, ages and casks available. This GlenDronach 2003 12 YO (cask #934) - Batch 12 is one of the newer releases. It was distilled on 2003-02-07, and bottled in August 2015. It was matured in an unspecified cask, but finished in a Pedro Ximénez (PX) Sherry Puncheon (cask #934), with a total outturn of 714 bottles.
You might be able to find a bottle of this online still, at around GBP 80.
Nose: Oh, a sensual whisky. Soft and delicate. Sweet and shy. Enticing and alluring at first glance (or sniff); milk chocolate, red berries, rich red wine, honey, ripe oranges and a whisper of salt.
Taste: Full bodied and a bit 'gritty', but in a good way. The sweetness is deep and almost chewy. Chocolate, honey, malt, red berries and sherry.
Finish: Medium to long finish. Still chocolate and sherry dominating, but it also takes on green notes - fresh herbs or cut grass. It lands perfectly - inviting you to take another sip.
Comments: This is a very fine dram, indeed. Shows that you do not have to spend a ton of money for the old single cask releases from GlenDronach to get a great dram, although those are usually worth their money as well...
Image from Master of Malt.
Sláinte! - Thomas