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The GlenDronach, Abbey Whisky Exclusive Single Cask 1994 Tasting notes and reviews

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The GlenDronach, Abbey Whisky Exclusive Single Cask 1994

Brand
The GlenDronach, Abbey Whisky Exclusive
Expression
Single Cask 1994
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
20 years old
Abv
54.80%
Vintage
1994
Produced at
Glendronach Distillery
Region
Highland
Website
www.abbeywhisky.com/glendronach-1994-single-cask-3400-aw-exclusive-scotch-whisky
Availability
Worldwide

Chris Goodrum

85
Nose
Supple, deep aromas of walnuts, prunes, cold tea, orange zest, figs and sticky treacle. Balanced with citrus. Plum, black-currant, green nuts and a light wood smoke note. Water sweetens, gives a Cognac-esque character.
Palate
Soft and sherried. Treacly with prune, walnut, dried grape and sweet, edgy spice – coriander and cinnamon. Water emphasises the fruit and herbal notes.
Finish
Long and spicy. The tannins make the finish a little dry but the treacle and dried fruit offset. Lovely mocha after-taste.
Comment
Pure, clean, natural sherry character.

Sara Smith

78
Nose
Bright wood, raisin, plum, varnish, hazelnut, and vanilla wafer.
Palate
Strong alcohol at the beginning, with sweet, rich fruit notes quickly followed by a dry leafiness, liquorice and a hint of fennel, then a much longer, smooth note of hazelnut and other nutty, sherry flavours with just a hint of wood smoke.
Finish
Milder sherry notes, hazelnut and Brazil nut on top of richer, dark fruit notes.
Comment
If you're a fan of the fruity, nutty notes often found in sherry, this would be a great choice, especially as an after-dinner or late-night whisky.
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