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The GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 4 Tasting notes and reviews

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The GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 4

Brand
The GlenDronach
Expression
Cask Strength Batch 4
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
54.70%
Produced at
Glendronach Distillery
Region
Highland
Website
www.glendronachdistillery.co.uk
Availability
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Chris Goodrum

78
Nose
Opens with warm vanilla, herbal accented barley and hints of dried fruit. The oak is chunky and lightly coffeed and begins to dominate.
Palate
Full with a corn-like character along with hints of burnt toffee, dried fruit, liquorice, prune and gritty wood tannins. A little inelegant, but showing a better balance than the nose.
Finish
Good length with toasty popcorn, toffee, bitter chocolaty spices and again that corn-like note.
Comment
Is this an American in sheep's tartan? More than likely it's been aged in heavily charred first fill American oak.

Joel Harrison

87
Nose
Rich and buttery, hints of toffee fudge, ginger cake and vanilla. Summer fruits add some complexity and depth, with just a hint of sulphur which gives body rather than astringency.
Palate
The toffee notes of the nose come to life in a very sweet palate, which is more like a young Armagnac than a Scotch. Bags of runny honey and plenty of oaky goodness. Does not show its strength. Even with water the sweetness comes through.
Finish
Sweet, liquorice and damson jam.
Comment
The more of it I tried, the more I liked it. A real sweetheart of a whisky.
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