Friday, 1 November 2019

Glendronach 2007 N&P Single Cask Review

Hi everyone,

Today I've got another exclusive single cask whisky, this time in the form of Glendronach.
Glendronach have had a bit of a hyped reputation in the last few years, especially for the single cask stuff but I’ve noticed (as have others) that the quality seems to have declined more recently. Perhaps this is the delayed effect of Billy Walker selling and leaving, perhaps they just don’t have the casks they used to.

Glendronach 2007 Nickolls & Perks 60.1%
Colour: Light Amber
Body: Medium/Full
Nose: Fresher than expected, apricot and some peach, malt and chocolate, creamy, a little spirity, apricot yoghurt.
Water: Sweeter with chocolate cake and a mossy vegital thing going on.
Taste: Quite robust and spirity, vegital moss, some vanilla, ginger and black pepper spice, a very little raisin towards the end.
Water: A bit flat, plain oak with more chocolate.
Finish: Medium length. Sweeter here with raisin, chocolate and malt.
1st fill PX cask. 11yo. Quite spirity and fresh version of Glendronach. You can see why the spirit does well with time, similar to Macallan. But I’ve found these younger Glendronach’s to be disappointing compared to the more standard 15/18yo at around the same price. Still available for £75 on their website.
74/100

Thanks for reading!

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