Whisky Review: GlenDronach 14 Year Old 2002 Cask 1504
Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky
Origin: GlenDronach Distillery
Bottling: Benriach Distillery Company
Cost: £81.16 from Master of Malt [sold out]
What they say:
2002 cask # 1504 / 14 years old / PX Sherry Puncheon / 55.5% vol
A single cask bottling of 14 year old GlenDronach single malt, aged in a Pedro Ximénez Sherry puncheon from June 2002 to September 2016. It was bottled with an outturn of 674 bottles
Plum pudding, forest floor and two scoops of chocolate ice cream (with caramel sauce)
Sherry-soaked sultanas and rum-like spices. More chocolate-y notes, though now subtly bitter, like a good dark chocolate.
Vanilla pod and oak spice.
What I say:
Many thanks to Tom of Toms Whisky Reviews and GlenDronach Distillery for the official sample, due to a slight error Tom ended up with some duplicate samples and graciously offered them to me knowing my love of heavily sherried (and GlenDronach) whiskies.
Dark ruby copper (14/20), slower/thicker/more defined tears, less resolution to fine legs
Fruity, dried dark fruits, more chocolate and nut, dried fruits, icing sugar and dusty cinnamon dusting, cinnamon iced bun, malty yeasty beery, maltloaf
Syrupy thick, treacle, honey, toffee, chocolare, red fruits, jammy sugary, crème brulee, crème caramel, raisin, prune/plum, duff, damson, cranberry with orange, oak wood with chocolate walnut pecan
Medium-long, sweet, chocolate nut and fruit jams
Well constructed & well structured – a little deeper bodied with more weight and depth than 2003 (cask 4034), more mileage with water too.
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