Glendronach 1994 / Single Cask #3400 / AW Exclusive
|Cask Type||Pedro Ximenez Sherry Puncheon|
|No of Bottles||672|
|Style||Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky|
8 Customer Review(s)
RatingAnd that is said by someone that don't enjoy PX whiskies... Sherried, powerful, with that lovely vanilla and oranges aromas... and it isn't a Macallan and I can afford it!
Read the tasting note at http://www.awardrobeofwhisky.com/bottle/glendronach-20-years-old-1994-cask-3400
RatingNose: Glorious sweet sherry nose, golden syrup, molasses and tropical fruits including mango. There's also a little wood and maybe even a hint of licquorice.
Palate: Lovely generous mouth coating liquid with luscious sweet rich fruits. There's also sherry, toffee, chocolate and spice with a slight touch of grapefruit.
Finish: Rich, dark chocolate comes to the fore followed by a long spicy finish. A touch of dryness and woodyness are present as well.
Overall: One of the finest whiskies I've ever tasted. It looks good, has an amazing nose and tastes fantastic!
A Powerful sherry dram. One to be savoured and shared with only those who are worthy - be strict though - most of us won't be!
RatingNose: Lovely sweet and rich nose, with notes of prunes and vigs mixed in a honey/liquerish syrup. Sultana's with rich vanilla, chocolate and citrus notes. Oranges, hint of lemon and some mint. Sweet and spices, rich and thick.The syrup thickness and richness with a hint of tobacco and coffee bitter coming through. It has a soft creamy nose, with rich sweetness. Lovely.
Palate: Rich liquid Christmas pudding in a glass, really great dram. No secret I love Glendronach for sure, great rich sweetness in their spirit and in combination with a PX cask. Not too overpowering dry from being 20 years in the tobacco and coffee notes. Rich and creamy, notes just like the nose, very nicely balanced, with a fresh citrus note following the rich sweetness that comes with PX Sherry.
Finish: Lovely sweet middle length finish with honey, chocolate, oranges and mint.
Score: Rich and balanced. Thanks to the people of Abbey Whisky for sending us this sample to review. It was a great pleasure to explore this expression. Giving it an 8 out of 10. Really lovely.
Reviewed by Ansgar Speller - http://lovingwhisky.blogspot.nl/2015/02/abbey-whisky-glendronach-20-years-old.html
RatingNose: Boom ! spectacular stuff going on: big fig note on entry. Fig jam. Fig spread whatever you call that. It's big. And figgy. And I love it. Throw in some more caramelized Apple ,cinnamon spices and then some toffee with a touch of vanilla sticks, maybe a salty undertone too. Lovely, big bold stuff on the nose. Can't get much better than this when you're talking PX.
Palate: Sweet mother of god! This is huge stuff: Thick plum juice. Date spread. Pepper and oodles of spices. Black ripe plums compote. On second wave of flavors I'm getting more leather , bitter crushed coffee beans which is getting dry with oak and dark chocolate. It's packed with flavors. layers, deep layers of flavors. Superb stuff.
Finish :Very long. Dry and bitter. Lots of spices still going on after a few minutes.
RatingNose: slightly winey but very forthcoming. Baked apples, fig syrup, rum & raisins (tons of raisins really). Hints of vanilla � American oak sherry cask. Sticky toffee pudding. Hints of strawberries with milk chocolate. Soft oriental spices underneath: cinnamon and cardamom, as well as a fragrant touch that holds the middle between potpourri and metal polish. Very similar to cask #3397 that was part of the official releases, but without the dirty edge. Mouth: big, with plenty of spices now (well, pepper mainly). Also dates, demerara sugar and plum compote. Evolves on the darker side of things, with dark chocolate, hints of coffee and roasted nuts. Leather. A little plain oak with a bitterish edge. Finish: very long, very dry, with herbal notes, cloves and maple syrup.
A really good GlenDronach, better than its sister cask which was released by GlenDronach itself. Around � 130 from Abbey Whisky.
Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten posted at http://www.whiskynotes.be - 16th Jan 2015
RatingDram of the year for me, Glendronach at it's best!
RatingGlenDronach 1994 20yr Cask #3400 54.8%
A - Very dark mahogany
N: I could actually just sit here and nose this for hours. Massive depth of aromas.
Over-ripe juicy raisins, a simmering pan of stewed fruits like plums with a spoonful of winter spice. Very faint aroma of shoe polish. The beautiful trademark spicy aged PX sherry pokes through and then there's an all-encompassing smell you get when you open a fresh packet of wine gums and stick your whole face in. Even undiluted, there is no alcohol burn.
With a drop of water: strawberry ice cream, caramel and a rich cafe latte.
It reminded me of a '72 bottling with that fabulous advanced PX aroma.
P: Thick, mouth-coating and big. Sweetness (verging on a gentle bitterness), and peppery. Surprisingly lighter than I expected.
With a drop of water: huge toffee and nuts. More pronounced oakiness. Digestive biscuits (really makes me want to eat a packet now I've said that)
F: Medium-long. Dry and woody. Varying strengths of bitterness and sweetness all over the tongue. The bitterness is like that of roasted coco nibs. Tobacco lingers on the palette for a long time.
Another stonker of a cask chosen by Abbey. This should not be compared to cask #33. It's a totally different type of dram. This one is definitely a PX beast.
RatingTried this last night and thought it was a great whisky! Easy 5 stars from me.
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