GLENDRONACH 1992 Batch 14.

It is time to get back to one off those big sherry bombs in the form of this Glendronach 1992 single Oloroso sherry Butt.. Cask #226 gave up only 554 bottles and was distilled  5th June 1992 and bottled September 2016 at a cask strength of 58.4% abv, this has no added colour.

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Nose.. ( smiles ) Ok you know I’m happy..  First thing you notice is the intense dark fruit and molasses aromas, wood spices and dark chocolate notes.. Freshly ground coffee with the faintest hint off struck matches. Tobacco, old leather and sugared almonds coat orange peel, vanilla and maple syrup notes..

Palate.. Think Dunnage warehouse,  earthy, fruity and spicy.. This is filled  full of dates, sultanas, plums and marzipan notes. Dark chocolate, coffee and the darkest toffee you can imagine all bing this  incredibly lavish flavour that just fills your mouth.  Some very subtle oak manages to show up along with burnt caramel and a Bakewell tart flavour, cherry an all ….

Finish.. Big and bold with a hint of those struck matches..

Thoughts.. There are only so many times you want to write “wow” in your notes so instead I’ll just tell you I’m smiling right now ! ..  I don’t very often pick up that “sulphur ” note but it is very evident in this but it really works well.. The boldness of those dried fruits and toffee flavours interweaving with the tobacco and spices really enhances those feelings you get when you have a great dram in your hands.. Lovely, complex dram.

 

 

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. K L says:

    Another good review.

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  2. Emma says:

    Nice and simple way of explaining. Kudos to your way of writing

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  3. sorrenkrebs says:

    Thanks Ross.. It certainly is a great dram..

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  4. Ross B says:

    This has got to be the best Glendronach I have ever tasted ! Your notes were spot on with my thoughts.

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  5. sorrenkrebs says:

    Thanks Timmy..

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  6. Timmy f says:

    Really good whisky blog, definitely going to share this site to my circle of whisky friends.

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  7. Whiskymad says:

    Thanks for the sample Sorren. This was fantastic and I would agree with the notes.

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  8. Anonymous says:

    I could not resist making a comment on your review of this scrumptious whisky, I was born in this year so I managed to buy a bottle and I am so glad that I did as it is by far the most incredible whisky I have ever tasted. I don’t quite get all the flavours you have wrote down but I will admit I got as much pleasure as it seems you did. Thank you for your notes.

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  9. Eddie says:

    An incredible dram and a spot on review.

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  10. Christal says:

    Fantastic review.

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  11. Ray Hurst says:

    Glendronach is a personal favourite for me, I do have a few bottles from this batch do it is great to read your reviews.

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  12. sorrenkrebs says:

    These single casks are absolutely fantastic, and the best thing is ,there will be one for all tastes..

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  13. ilovewhisky says:

    Another fantastic review…These always have me wanting to sample them and I keep adding them to my “must try” list.

    Thankfully I have had one of their PX Sherry Puncheon releases so can only imagine that what you sampled was as good, if not better.

    Bravo!

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