Gotta love GlenDronach’s Single Cask bottlings. Despite the prices that have gone up in the past three years, they’re still a no-brainer for me. My first one was an 11yo Oloroso which was bottled for the Netherlands. And I still like this one today.
So when I came across a sister cask that was bottled for The Old Pipe (a Dutch shop) at a very oldskool price, my day couldn’t get any brighter.
I cracked it open immediately after crossing the doorstep and it didn’t disappoint:
Warm apricot pie, citrus, spicy wood, ginger and a whiff of a farm on a summer day.
Very lively, pleasant and full. Apricots, strawberries, raspberry, cherry, vanilla and wood. It’s not your typical dark sherry flavour, but it’s more on the sunny side.
Drying and surprisingly tropical for a GlenDronach. With hints of raspberry, vanilla, spicy lemon cake, leather, honey and a distant hint of raisins.
This feels almost like an apricot pie in a bottle. Very pleasant and sweet, but fresh and lively at the same time. Truly recommended if you like to have some variation in your GlenDronach line-up!