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.
|Classification||Single Malt Whisky|
|Vintage||5 September 1990|
|Bottling Date||October 2013|
|ABV/ Volume||50.6%/ 70cl|
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