GlenDronach 1992 25 Years Old (Denmark)
I guess the Danes really love their Star Wars? This GlenDronach 1992 25 Years Old was exclusively bottled for Danish retailers, and is affectionately nicknamed Mace Windu, after the fictional character from Episode I, II and III.
Supposedly this is the last Danish exclusive named after a Star Wars character, after there have also been releases dubbed Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker and Yoda.
Makes me wonder though: why not Han Solo for the final chapter of your series? Or Princess Leia? Or Obi Wan Kenobi? Why name your final and oldest whisky after an admittedly cool (it is Samuel L. Jackson after all), yet far less memorable figure from what are clearly inferior chapters of the Star Wars saga?
I mean, I’m not an expert (love the original three, I could do without all the other movies), so maybe some diehard Star Wars fan can explain this choice to me.
Either way, the liquid! That’s what it is all about. A ripe 25 years of age, and matured in (what else?) sherry casks.
GlenDronach 1992 25 Years Old (48%, OB, 1500 bts.)
Nose: Fresh plum juice and a whiff of alcohol, but also sweet and with a whisper of a dunnage warehouse and damp wood. Overall a surprising amount of fresh red fruits, mainly strawberries and raspberries. Not overtly sherried, yet rather balanced.
Taste: Medium creamy mouthfeel, pretty decent indeed. Some milk chocolate, latte macchiato, pralines and macadamia nuts. A hint of struck matches, while the fruit flavours stay in the background. Finally a whiff of cinnamon.
Finish: Lingering coffee notes, with a spicy touch.
Maybe not as complex as I’d hoped, but certainly a tasty, fairly balanced sherry-matured whisky. However, there are a multitude of single casks from this era that all surpass this limited edition.
Photo: Limited Whisky Investment
Thijs is a spirits writer and accredited liquorist from The Netherlands. He runs the blog Words of Whisky and contributes to a number of Dutch and international publications.