Whisky Review: GlenDronach 13 Years Old 2003 Cask 713
Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky
Origin: GlenDronach Distillery
Bottling: Exclusive for The Green Welly Stop
What they say:
Since our trilogy bottlings did so amazingly well we requested another cask from GlenDronach and they delivered with an absolute stunner of a single cask.
With a turn out of 670 bottles.
A PX Sherry Puncheon maturation.
Date Distilled in 1/08/2003.
Date Bottled is 9/2016 at Cask Strength.
Golden sultanas and fig syrup infused with rich vanilla, ground almond and a warm, white pepper spice.
A vibrant burst of orange zest and toasted oak, followed by rum-soaked raisins and sweet sultanas, all over a cracked barley and cedar wood background.
Distilled and bottled at GlenDronach Distillery.
PRE ORDER SPECIAL – INTRODUCTORY PRICE FOR PRE ORDER £62.00 AFTER PRE ORDER PERIOD PRICE IS £69.99.
What I say:
Following on from their other 50th anniversary bottlings at The Green Welly Stop – including their previous memorable GlenDronach offering, we once again jumped at the chance to sample another GlenDronach selection bottled exclusively for TGWS. GlenDronach’s are currently IN in a big way, having quietly usurped both Macallan and Glenfarclas’s crowns as the master’s of sherried whisky. At GlenDronach they are producing some seriously dark, well-sherried whisky in a style that I just love! This one was finally sampled as a prelude to the latest Batch 14 official single cask releases from GlenDronach – heaven!
Bronze amber gold (8/20) quick medium tears & long fine legs
Musty sherry, dunnage warehouse, oaky wood, leather, raisins, chocolate, malty cereal barley, heather honey, beer/yeasty, ryebread, with zesty ginger and orange marmalade,veneer of polished toffee suggesting slight refill cask quality
Thick honey and syrup, zesty orange peel, red grapefruit, ginger, lemongrass, raisin – wine-soaked, malty cereal barley, milk chocolate sweet, walnut, with water a little sweet spearmint appears
Long, fiery ginger, nutty, dried fruits & peel
Little fiery in places but great depth of flavour
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