The GlenDronach 25 years old (D.1993, B.2019) Port Cask #5976 / 55,6%/ –
In the early August 2019 GlenDronach Distillery revealed details of their 17th batch of single cask selection. Rachel Barrie, the company master blender, selected total of 14 casks, seven of which earmarked for Europe and another seven for Asia Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. The European selection ranged from 12 to 28 years old and included ex-Oloroso sherry, ex-Pedro Ximénez sherry and ex-port casks. The whisky presented here, part of the European selection, was distilled on May 21, 1993 and aged in ex-port pipe # 5976 for over a quarter of a Century. Bottled at natural strength of 55.6% abv and without chill-filtration with an outrun of 835 bottles.
Nose: intriguing richness and depth of redcurrant, bramble jam and cherry cake balanced with bitter orange, black grape and hint of tropical fruit.
Palate: long, silky and persistent as juicy blackberry and apricot liqueur build to mango and guava. Currant, papaya and mixed nuts linger in the fruity finish.