glendronach 15yo Tawny Port Finish

Glendronach 15yo Tawny Port Finish (2011)

Sherried whisky equals Glendronach. And Glendronach equals sherried whisky. But evidently that’s not always the case, as here we have a 15 year old Glendronach that has received a finish in Tawny Port casks. I couldn’t find how long the finish was. What I do know is that before the spirit was transferred into port casks, it was sitting in ex-bourbon casks.

Glendronach 15yo Tawny Port Finish (46%, OB, 2011)

Nose: Candied and fruity with a dash of fresh oranges and candied lemon. After a while dried red fruit appears, and even some soy. There’s a spirity veil that subtracts a bit from what is otherwise a pleasant nose.
Taste: Quite spicy with more than its fair share of black pepper. Also some horse radish. Somewhat syrupy with cherries and blackcurrants, as well as a small amount of treacle.
Finish: Spicy with dried red fruits. Medium in length.

Rating: 82

I’m not the biggest fan, but I is a fine whisky. The spirity character of the nose is what I liked less about it, but the spicy and slightly syrupy palate made up for that a bit.

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