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)
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.
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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