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Glendronach 12 Year Old Original

A Patchwork Quilt

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@OJKReview by @OJK

31st Oct 2011


  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
  • Overall

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Nose: A deep sherried pillow, stuffed with honey-soaked bananas and vanilla-poached peach skins, a duvet of sweetened carrots and lemon cake, and a marshmallow comforter blanket makes this a comfortable, warm and sleepy experience.

Taste: The breeze from the window carries in a warm draft of shortbread, apple and demerara-glazed vegetables, while the nighttime din of orange squash and chocolate covered orange peel serenades our slumber.

Finish: An anxious dream of eucalyptus and sulphur has us turning in our sleep, unable to lie still with the vivid and bitter mint taste, accompanied by nettle, lavender and bitter dark chocolate. A soothing sleeping pill of vanilla oak and lavender has us snoozing peacefully again.

Balance: This is a slightly unsettled dram, yet at the same time very soothing. It is a paradox that comes from its double maturation, which much like a quilt has given it a luxurious and comforting feel, yet the stitching and patchwork is also apparent to see. For some this can be quaint, and for others it can be less elegant than desired. Overall though it is a perfectly warm and cozy companion, understated and without too much fuss.

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