Glendronach 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (70cl, 43%)
This Glendronach whisky, aged in a cask for twelve years, is a heavy, heavily sherried dram from a distillery now producing again after a six year layoff. A malt best suited to after-dinner sipping as it can certainly be quite powerful. This is a solid sherried whisky sitting at the bottom of the Glendronach range but punching above well above its price-point.
Nose: Sweet, rich and spicy fruit, with sugared lemons and limes, granny smith apples, honey and caramel.
Palate: Toffee sweetness, apples, a hint of vanilla and a rich dark fruit background. Water lightens things with more orchard fruit, but without diminishing the richness of the dark fruit hiding underneath.
Finish: Dusty wood, raisins and sweet fruit leaves.