GlenDronach Octaves 20 Year Old - Vintage 1994
A one off bottling created by combining five PX sherry octaves, where the whisky contained in these, was originally matured in larger sherry casks (butts & puncheons), before being finished in these smaller Pedro Ximenez sherry octaves. Because of the size of the octave casks, and the style of the wood, this 2nd cask provides an incredibly intense maturation.
The whisky is aged for 20 years, having been distilled and filled to cask 23rd September 1994. Presented in similar packaging to the GlenDronach Grandeur, only 371 bottles available worldwide.
Pedro Ximenez sherry Octaves
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Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
GlenDronach 20 Years Old Octaves
Appearance: Rich, red maple leaf in dark amber.
Nose: An intense concentration of chocolate fondant, candied ginger and glace cherries, all perfectly balanced with a warming grind of black pepper, rich oak spices and a slight touch of liquorice.
Palate: Full-bodied sherry characteristics give dark molasses, enriched Christmas cake, sour plum syrup and delightful cigar box spices. A subtle combination of dark espresso and a nutty dryness gives the finish tremedous depth.
Conclusions: A rare combination of heavyweight sherry Octave maturation and robust rich Highland whisky characteristics capturing the darkest depths to the most delicate spice.