I am a bit late today with my post, sorry about that but Happy Thursday. Thursday to me just means, one more day till the weekend, so to that, Cheers!
Not too long ago I enjoyed GlenDronach 21 year-old, courtesy of my boyfriend’s brother. Thank you Sean! It’s a pricey, but good Scotch I unfortunately failed to write about it sooner.
Tasting this Scotch wasn’t the only thing I enjoyed; I also enjoyed the story of how this whisky came to be. It was interesting and involved “Ladies of the night.” Curious, read more on their site. http://glendronachdistillery.com/our_story/james_allardice.php
This Highland distillery has been distilling since 1826 and this 21 year-old is matured in Oloroso and Pedro Ximenex sherry casks. When looking online the average cost was around $120-$150 depending on where you buy. It is pricey but the scotch was certainly smooth and enjoyable.
Nose: With it being matured in sherry casks, sherry is in fact one of the notes I make out in smell. I also get oak.
Palate: In taste I also get sherry. This 21 year-old is filled with spices, cinnamon and nutmeg is what I get.
Finish: It finishes off rather nicely, very smoothly and spice.
I very much enjoyed this GlenDronach and would definitely recommend it. I wouldn’t purchase only because of the cost, but if you are given the opportunity to try it, I hope you do. It is very well balanced.
Finally aside from hoping you all get to enjoy a nice dram, may you all have a wonderful weekend and I hope you are keeping warm if you live in a state that has been affected by this bitter cold. The upside a whisky can always keep you warm. Like always please drop me a line on the comments section with your thoughts.
Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.