GlenDronach Cask Str. #3
Following batch one and two, batch three of GlenDronach Cask Strength has a lot to live up to. Luckily, as De La Soul told us, three is a magic number, and batch 3 does not disappoint in the slightest. Did GlenDronach need the magic to create a stunning no-age-statement single malt Scotch whisky aged in Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez casks? No, they definitely have enough skills to do that themselves, but magic is always good.
Nose: Dried fruits, glazed with rich syrup and a sprinkle of cocoa. If that's not already a pudding, someone should make it because it smells amazing.
Palate: Fresh barley notes, followed by sultanas, plums and citrus. Chocolatey at times too.
Finish: A lasting finish, influenced very well by the sherry casks.
Overall: Three really is the magic number.
A stunning sherry bomb
I'm one of those lucky guys being able to have all batches in my cabinet...! I'm just lucky I started with batch 3 and because I'm completely in love with that one I bought b1 and b2. Batch 1 is in my opinion the less best compared to the other ones. It's still good stuff, but it didn't blew me away and at 1,5 x the price of b2 or b3 you would definitely want to go for b2 or b3. It delivers the flavours mentioned above, don't worry and I'm not going to bother repeating. You need to leave this in the glass for 15 minutes, if you like a drop of water it will pump up the sweetness in both nose and taste, but this is excellent stuff. This is big ***KING whisky, it will be very, very hard to find anything better in this price range (and above)
28th February 2015
Nose: Intense sherry, nutty and creamy, sirupy.
Palate: Sherry, sultanas, citrus
Finish: Long, spicy and sweet.
By far the best batch in the GD CS series.
24th December 2014
I typically go for smokey more peaty Islay scotches like Laphroaig/Ardbeg but this was a refreshing change of pace. Nose stank of syrup/caramel it had a great mouth feel and it went down neat incredibly well. Sweet stuff right here.
2nd December 2014