Review #505. GlenDronach 19yr PX 3292 New Hampshire State Selection

Review #505 | /r/Scotch Review #182 – The GlenDronach Single Cask, 19yr PX

The Schtick: This is a single cask from The GlenDronach that was bottled for the state of New Hampshire. It is matured entirely in PX casks and bottled at cask strength.


Distiller: The GlenDronach

Bottler: The GlenDronaach

ABV: 52.9% ABV

Age: 19 Years

Maturation: PX Sherry

Mashbill: Single Malt (Barley)

Barreled: 7/21/1995

Bottled: October 2014

Cask #: 3292

Bottle #: 238/580

Source: Bottle, Purchased


Nose: Rich, deep maple. Thick sherry, caramel. It’s like a sweet dessert. Lots of nougat, fig, cocoa, vanilla bean.

Taste: Thick and rich, no heat despite the proof. Sweet sherry notes like stewed fruits, fig, date, plum, cocoa. There’s some faint earthy tobacco, butterscotch and maple. Really rich and sweet.

Finish: Long, sweet and sugary, very characteristically PX. Some drying oak and tobacco and pepper.

Overall: 18-20 years is my long proclaimed sweet spot for GlenDronach single casks. This has been one of my favorite bottles of the year and the quality has been top notch through the entire bottle.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 9


Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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