A PX matured Glendronach from single cask batch 13. Not much more to say about it beforehand.
1.9 (brown sherry)
What immediately struck me was faint hints of smoke, or at least charred casks. I know what's in the glass, but if I'd do this blind I think I'd still put a very tiny charry whiff in the notes. It does seem to fade away as the whisky rests in the glass, though.
It's kind of given what a single cask PX Glendronach is going to smell like, and perhaps hard to pick up subtle nuances and differences between casks. Especially when not doing them side-side-by-side. That would be a fun tasting!
Anyway, obviously a sherry bomb. Rather zesty, and not too much raisins here, which is a relief. Apricots, chocolate, Christmas cake and a rum-like, thick sweetness.
Not completely dismissing that charry hint. It's still there, even after some time. A bit of citrus here. Lemons. Salted caramel - love it. Not much heat or spice.
Lots of oranges and chocolate. Tannic, red wine, nuts. Short-medium length, surprisingly.
It's a proper PX beast and a bit all over the place with the flavors. A little short on the finish, these bad boys usually round off in a more powerful fashion. Not fantastic but certainly a great whisky anyway! Love the nose and palate, especially the chocolate-y and caramel notes.
86 / 100
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