Tasting notes: Glendronach Cask Strength batch 5

Glendronach cask strength batch 5

It was in December 2012 that Glendronach released the first batch of its famous cask strength single malt. There were 12,000 bottles and these were sold out in no time! It was a succes and it wasn’t long before the next batch came out. Currently this bottling is up to batch 6, but my tasting notes are for the Glendronach cask strength batch 5. This will be my first batch of these cask strength releases so I can’t compare it with the other batches unfortunately.

This Glendronach has been matured in Pedro Ximénez sherry casks and Oloroso sherry casks and is bottled at 55,3% ABV.

Glendronach Cask Strength batch 5 tasting notes:

Nose: Red fruit at first, followed by burned sugar and a bit of orange in the background. Some raisins and dried figs. A hint of cinnamon and marzipan.

Taste: That’s sweet! Honey, caramel and burned sugar. A bit oily. Also fruity and then quite punchy, peppery. Even with water it is still peppery. With water more red fruit.

Finish: A peppery and lingering finish. Also sweet honey.

A very beautiful whisky for a good price. Do not expect a sherry bomb, because it is not.

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