Glendronach single casks Batch 4.
39 year old single Oloroso sherry butt #712. Distilled March 1972. 466 numbered bottles.
95.5 points Jim Murray's Whisky Bible™ 2012.
Nose: Beautifully aromatic and intense. Floral qualities, combined with the fabulous classic sherried influence. Apple, plum and damson flavours, ride upon the crest of a wave of sweet raisins.
Palate: Bold and invigorating, but still full laden with class and maturity. Red grapes, and dense fruit cake drenched with date syrup and sweet spice reduction.
Glendronach malt whisky distillery was established north east of Huntley in Scotland’s Highland whisky region by James Allardice in 1826. The malting floors at Glendronach Distillery closed in 1996 and it was the last distillery in Scotland to heat its stills directly with flames from a coal-fired furnace, until it had to comply with new regulations in 2005. Glendronach Distillery is resplendent with a traditional cask iron mash tun, wooden washbacks, four stills matures its malt whisky in top quality sherry casks. Glendronach Distillery has a distillery visitor centre offering a range of distillery tours and the distillery participates is the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival.