Tasting Date: 2021-01-18
Region: Scotch Whisky – Speyside
Type: Single Malt
Age Statement: 21 years
ABV: 48% ABV
Cask Type: Matured in a combination of the finest Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks
Distiller: GlenDronach Distillery
Location: The valley of Forgue, deep in the East Highland hills near Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Purchase Location: Chateau Louis Liquor Store 11450 117 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5G 3E8
Purchase Date: January 2021
Cost: $279.95 including GST & Deposit
Tasting Notes From The GlenDronach Website:
NOSE: A delicate mix of ripe autumnal fruits – notably blackberries and red plums. Rich Oloroso sherry and candied orange segments. Spiced oatmeal biscuits and toasted oak fragrances bring excellent weight and balance.
PALATE: Resolute flavours of fine Oloroso sherry and bitter chocolate sauce, which has been spread liberally over homemade plum pudding. This is all infused with fabulous spicy notes – cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg. Full bodied with smooth tannins.
CONCLUSION: Long and lingering.
Colour: non-chill filtered and natural colour
TransparentSmoke Review: This is a 21 year old Whisky by age statement, but based on the going theory on the internet, it could be as old as 26 years based on the bottling date on your bottle. https://wordsofwhisky.com/glendronach-is-a-lot-older-than-the-label-says/
My bottle had a 2020 date stamp making it 25 years old whisky. It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done sharing this with my whisky club.
GlendDronach Parliament drinks like a dream. It’s easy and the sherry sweetness is very prevalent. This is one expensive bottle worth every penny.
Our Score: 97/100
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