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Glendronach 21 Year Old Parliament Sherry Cask

A Parliament to be Proud Of

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@VolksReview by @Volks

28th Mar 2014

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This is a big time sherry monsters from one of the leaders in that field. This Parliament is an absolute bargin at around $180 (AUD). While i think the Allardice (18 y/o) is a bit locked up, this is grand and beautiful.

  • Nose: Burnt toffee, figs, dark chocolate, plums, maraschino cherries, raisins and honey glazed ham with rum notes of molasses and Demerara sugar. Also a big note of Pedro Ximinez sherry with some savoury notes of ash (as in ashes) and cedar wood along with a hint of parsley. With water more Demerara sugar and ham are more pronounced along with regular toffee (not burnt) some leather and a hint of toast.

  • Pallet: muscular and dense, coffee Christmas cake, crystallised ginger rum again with ham, pepper coffee some wood and gentle herbal influence. With water regular ginger more mocha/coffee and ham.

  • Finish: spices, clove and cumin with dark chocolate English breakfast tea and a pop of lychee right at the back. With water more old sherry notes, leather, tobacco and tea

  • Mark neat – 8.6, with water 9.1.

Simply excellent!

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12 comments

@Volks
Volks commented

@PeatyZealot its a dam dine dram! Hope the review inspires your investment :P

6 years ago 0

@PeatyZealot
PeatyZealot commented

It has been in the corner of my eye for a while, but reviews like this will pull me over. I like the strength and the price is amazing. Currently enjoying the 12, easy to love :)

6 years ago 0

@vanPelt
vanPelt commented

Thank you @Volks . Are you able to compare it to their Cask Strength?

6 years ago 0

@Volks
Volks commented

@vanPelt unfortunately i havent had that one, but ill let you know if that changes

6 years ago 0

@Volks
Volks commented

@PeatyZealot, hard to go wrong with 'Dronach, especially that 12

6 years ago 0

@GotOak91
GotOak91 commented

Would love to taste this lineup: 12, CS, 15 Revival, and the 21 Parliament from GlenDronach.

6 years ago 0

@Volks
Volks commented

@GotOak91 Whack a single cask expression in there and you would have one magnificent tasting!

6 years ago 0

@vanPelt
vanPelt commented

And once again @Volks... I notice that you awarded the same score to their 15yo Revival, and your description of that sounds more to my tastes. Any thoughts on differences /preferences?

6 years ago 0

@Volks
Volks commented

@vanPelt Good spot. Hard to split on the preferences front, i think its fair to say that the 15 has a little more contrast to it, theres greater disparity between the sweet and savoury, the 21 is a bit more burnt (in a positive way of course) and a bit less fresh fruit. Hope that helps

6 years ago 0

@CaptinTom
CaptinTom commented

Awesome Whisky and cracking value for the money.

5 years ago 0

Rigmorole commented

You know, I have to wonder if the Parliament has newer batches that are superior. Anyone know? There are no bottles in Oregon to check. Glendronach bottles have very fine laser etching below the label on the glass. Can somebody with a very good bottle tell us if it is 2013? The Glendronach codes are (thankfully) not hard to decipher if one can make out the etchings which are very light indeed

5 years ago 0

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