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GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 6 Review

18th January 2017

Review of GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 6 single malt.

GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 6 ReviewGlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 6 is the latest release in this popular series which offers whisky connoisseurs the opportunity to enjoy The GlenDronach as it is straight from the cask, non chill-filtered, natural in colour and, in the case of this batch, at 56.1% ABV cask strength.

Matured in a combination of Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks, GlenDronach tell me that this latest Cask Strength expression has hints of dark chocolate, ripe figs and yellow plums. This new Batch 6 is sure to be popular given that Batch 5 of Cask Strength, released last year at 55.3% picked up a Gold award in the 2016 World Whisky Awards.

William Morrison's Tasting Notes:

Nose:  Sweet rum and raisins, orange, toffee a touch of coffee and just a hint of marzipan.

Taste: Deliciously thick Demerara sweet entry with raisins, sultanas, lovely dark chocolate  orange, a light touch of vanilla all helped along by some warming spice.

Finish: Medium to long finish. The sweetness and sherried fruit fades leaving vibrant spice and a little vanilla and toffee.

Comment: An outstanding nose and palate, disappears just a little quicker than I would have liked on the finish, but I am just nit picking here, besides this is easily remedied by another mouthful. Another cracking addition to what is now a well established series of sherried cask strength whiskies. I wouldn't be surprised if some of these early bottles in the series become collectable in time.

SMW Score 90/100

The GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 6 is available from specialist online whisky retailers such as Master of Malt

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