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GlenDronach 2006 Cask No.1979 11 Year Old Review


7th March 2018
Review of the GlenDronach 2006 Cask No.1979 11 Year Old.

GlenDronach 2006 Cask No.1979 11 Year OldThe GlenDronach 2006 Cask No.1979 11 Year old is one of 15 new limited edition whiskies in Batch 16 of GlenDronach's popular Single Cask series of whiskies.

The youngest whisky in this latest batch of releases, it was fully matured in a Pedro Ximenez Sherry Puncheon and it was judged by GlenDronach Master Blender, Rachel Barrie, to be good enough even at the tender age of 11 year old, to be included in this latest batch of single cask releases.

Non chill-filtered and natural colour this PX sherry cask matured whisky was bottled at 57.2% ABV, it is a limited release of 679 bottles and will be available from specialist whisky shops such as Master of Malt while stocks last.

William Morrison's Tasting Notes:

Nose: A lovely sweet mix of toasty vanilla, cinnamon, dark chocolate, coffee and big sherried fruitcake notes.

Taste: Deliciously rich and vibrant. Burnt raisins, dark chocolate orange coated treacle toffee, some cherry, a touch of zesty lemon, cinnamon, some lovely oak spice and ginger hanging around in the background.

Finish: A long lingering finish, sweet treacle toffee gives way to coffee and mildly drying oak spice.

Comment: In my experience PX matured whiskies tend to be very good with younger whiskies and this is no exception. I would say that its younger age in comparison to the other PX matured single cask in this Batch 16  release is what makes this stand out above some of the more mature releases in this batch. It is young, vibrant and very enjoyable and very worthy of its place in this latest line up of Single Cask whiskies from the GlenDronach. Given its price in comparison to others in this release I would recommend that you grab a bottle of this while you have the chance.

SMW Score 91/100

You can find the limited  GlenDronach Single Cask releases available from specialist whisky retailers such as Master of Malt and The Whisky Exchange
 

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