Glendronach 1994/2011 Creative Whisky Company
Independent bottlings of Glendronach are rare. And when you do encounter them, I feel like quite often it is an ex-bourbon matured Glendronach, which can be good, but is not exactly the sherried style Glendronach is known and beloved for. The Creative Whisky Company managed to get their hands on a sherry cask of Glendronach though. And I managed to get my hands on a sample.
Glendronach 1994/2011 (56,5%, Creative Whisky Company, C#1327)
Nose: Old leather and furniture polish at first nosing, which transforms into oranges, sweet vanilla and cherry. It has a light waxiness also.
Taste: A slight spiciness is followed by cherries and forest fruits. It has a feint old school quality, with dunnage warehouse and and earthy qualitie. Old damp wood and tobacco leaves.
Finish: Drying, earthy and long.
A classic, sherried profile for which Glendronach is known. You won’t be disappointed if sherry is your thing.
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.