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OK, so here's the thing. This is a bottle I've had my eye on for a while. It is from GlenDronach who are owned by BenRiach. The distillery was mothballed from 1996 - 2001. My bottle is dated 2014/12/01. Legally the Whisky has to be at least 15 years old to be labelled 15 yrs. So, by my reckoning my bottle is older than 15 years. In fact, it has to be 18 yrs but labelled as 15. Is this correct? I assume so which then begs the question as to why it wasn't bottled as an 18.
Bottled exclusively in Spanish Oloroso sherry casks the colour is dark amber. Good legs.
The nose is thick, sweet, sherry, creamy, oak, demerara, dark chocolate, plums, figs. Wow, it's a nose to breathe in.
The palate offers sherry, leather, oak, chocolate oranges, coffee notes linger. Bursting with dark fruits, figs, plums, dates.
The finish is warm, spicy, sherried fruits that go one and on
There are so many whisky awards that it dilutes the value but this was TWE of the year 2015. I agree, it is a cracker. Buy a bottle right now!