Glendronach, Glendronach, Glendronach.. Say it 3 times and it will appear..
Glendronach cask strength batch 7 has just been released so I thought you might be interested in my thoughts on this latest release.. Drawn from both Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso Sherry butts this latest offering is bottled at 57.9% abv and I don’t need to tell you this is of course all natural colour and Non Chill Filtered..
Released on a yearly basis this “ small batch” release is already gaining a big following from avid Glendronach fans around the world due to its robust and flavoursome profile.
In a time when people are asking.. No demanding value for money this series of cask strength releases comes as a welcome addition to the market, it is not sold with an overly inflated price nor is it sold on the back of just a name, this is sold on merit at a fantastic value for money ratio of big flavours and fantastic aromas..
Expect to pay around £60 at most online retailers, compare that to some whiskies at that price that are no where near the quality of this whisky and you realise it’s a no brainer..
Nose.. As expected this opens with dried fruits, spices galore and a sweetness that puts a smile on your face.. Raisins, plum, orange peels with cinnamon, ginger, chocolate and aniseed all give this a rounded feel along with tobacco leaf, coffee, Demerara sugar and toasted almonds.
Palate.. Spices and dark chocolate lead the way with hints of candied orange, toffee, fudge, ground coffee and Black Forest gateau.
Finish.. Lingering spices with hints of oak.
Thoughts.. It’s just what I hoped it would be, big flavours, enticing aromas and utterly delicious..
There are a few regular cask strength releases that I insist on having on my shelf and this is one of them.. It never disappoints, it’s always consistent and as already said it offers value for money.. Can you ask for any more ?!
It also makes a fantastic addition to fudge!!
With thanks to Glendronach for the official sample..
Main picture courtesy of Glendronach