Glendronach 1990 23 Year Old Cask 1243 / Batch 9



A 1990 vintage Glendronach released as part of the distillery's 9th batch of single cask releases. Distilled on 5th September, this was aged for 23 years in Pedro Ximenez puncheon number 1243 before being bottled in October 2013.


Colour: coffee. Nose: hurray! Perfect clean waxy and nutty sherry. Raisins, toasted brioche, warm beeswax and old Sauternes. I have to say it's got something of a great old cognac, not quite armagnac this time. Mouth: cognac indeed. Sure the PX made it very sweet, but not quite sickly so. I also like the leather and the tobacco, as well as the earthiness again. And the bitter oranges. Finish: long, maybe a wee tad drying and astringent, but that's nothing. More pepper and tea in the aftertaste, but also a lot of sultanas. Pepper tea, does that exist? Comments: maybe it hasn't got the obvious fullness of the 1991s, but it's still a great one IMHO. SGP:662 - 88 points.


Distillery Glendronach
Classification Single Malt Whisky
Bottle No./Released 67/679
Vintage 5 September 1990
Age 23
Bottler Official Bottling
Bottling Date October 2013
ABV/ Volume 50.6%/ 70cl
Rating/SGP 88/662
Cask Number 1243


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