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Glendronach 12 Year Old - Original Double Cask

Bats and bowls with aplomb

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@UisgebethaReview by @Uisgebetha

6th Oct 2014


Glendronach 12 Year Old - Original Double Cask
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Double cask matured in sherry and traditional oak casks, whatever those are, presumable second fill or bourbon casks. Whatever they were, they have made a light malt with a slightly rosy hue.

A very expressive nose with a nice balance of malt and fruit. The fruits are varied and include dried sultanas and raisins as well as fresher flavours of apples and plums. I also get a touch of aniseed in there as a spicy note.

Medium weight on the palate, malty again, but now with cinnamon and cloves. The fruitiness that remains from the nose is almost exclusively the dried fruits. The finish is quite dry and malty and of a good length.

This is quite a classy accessible little dram, definitely one I’d recommend to newbie’s.

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Rigmorole commented

Clever title and I like the longer length of this review

9 years ago 0

PeatyZealot commented

So easy to love this one

9 years ago 0

Ol_Jas commented

Would anyone care to explain the clever title to us unenlightened masses?

9 years ago 0

paddockjudge commented

@OlJas, "Bats and bowls with aplomb", I believe is a cricket term. More succinctly put would be an "all-rounder', meaning proficiency at both tasks. In horse racing an "all-rounder" exemplifies competency at all distances and types of ground...high praise for this 12 YO double cask.

9 years ago 0

Ol_Jas commented

Oh, thanks. So I was way off to be thinking of those furry flying rodents.

9 years ago 0

Uisgebetha commented

Appologies for not explaining the title. My thanks to paddockjudge for explaining it fully.

9 years ago 0