Glendronach 28 YO 1993 Sherry Cask


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Single Cask #7099 – Oloroso Sherry Puncheon

Limited edition of 630 bottles

Distilled at a time when Glendronach had not yet abandoned the traditional practice of coal-heated, direct-fired stills, this version reproduces every single detail of the characteristically rich and exuberant style of this prestigious Highland single malt. Heady and yet surprisingly refreshing, the palette of flavours and aromas reveals deeply exotic and herbaceous tones.

Colour: mahogany.

Nose: both fleshy and heady. On the first nose, blood orange and perfectly ripe mango appear alongside notes of dark chocolate, liquorice, toffee and nutmeg, Szechuan pepper and aromatic plants (savoury, rosemary). Allowed to breathe, red fruits (raspberry, strawberry) intensify an exceptionally deep and refreshing rancio.

Gradually, aromas of roasted pineapple and verbena liqueur elegantly fill the air.

Palate: rich, unctuous. The deliciously powdery attack (cocoa, coffee bean) also reveals notes of tobacco and candied citrus fruit (mandarin, lemon). The smooth mid-palate presents a basket of exotic fruits (mango, persimmon, guava) before moving into a divinely herbaceous, woody (cedar), floral (lime blossom) and empyreumatic (eucalyptus) register. The end of the palate is oriental (garam masala, ylang-ylang).

Finish: long, silky. Black fruits (bramble, blueberry, elderflower) bring lots of depth to the start of the finish. Their velvety tannins gently coat the taste buds. The profoundly mineral (basalt, manganese) after-taste and retro-nasal olfaction are also juicy and jammy (quince, apricot, strawberry), highlighting the brilliance of this incredibly sherry cask maturation.

Distillery: Glendronach
Whisky/Spirit Type: Whisky
Region: Highland