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GlenDronach 18 Year Old 1995 Cask 1774

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

1st Apr 2014

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GlenDronach 18 Year Old 1995 Cask 1774
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This single cask of GlenDronach was bottled especially for La Maison du Whisky in France and The Nectar in my neck of the Belgian woods. It was distilled on the 5th of May 1995 and bottled in the summer of 2013. It matured on an oloroso sherry puncheon, a cask of around 500 liters.

The nose starts on the classics: plums, figs, rum raisins with an underlying layer of roasted nuts. Then some almond paste, freshly polished saddle, milk chocolate and sniffing tobacco. A touch of woodsmoke. Quite wonderful.

Nice attack with a mouth filling creaminess, almost syrupy in fact. That makes for a nice bridge to the Sirop de Li├Ęge. Orange marmalade, chocolate with a hint of espresso. Nicely spiced, too. Black pepper and cinnamon. Mildly drying from the oak, but far from oaky. Very nice and complex. Layered, as they say.

The finish is very long and sweet with a great spiciness.

Holy crap, this is a grand sherried whisky. Still around for 125 EUR. Recommended! Thanks, GlenPiWi.

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