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GlenDronach 2003/2016 13 years old

GlenDronach 2003/2016 13 years old

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Oloroso Sherry Puncheon […]

GlenDronach Distilery is experiencing a renaissance and is famous for whisky aged in sherry casks. Something like Macallan a few decades ago. Today I have a single cask, distilled August 1, 2003, bottled in August 2016, so we have 13 years. Single malt matured in Oloroso Sherry Puncheon, cask No. 5480, a total of 687 bottles was created. Of course, natural color, unchillfiltered, cask strength 54.6% ABV. In fact, I could drink only single casks, thats a charm of natural presentation. This edition was bottled for Polish distributor of Glendronach M & P. Other malts described on the blog from this distillery include GlenDronach 2002, 10 years old for Whisky Live Tokyo 2013, GlenDronach 1994/2015 lub też GlenDronach 1994/2014 – all in natural presentation. [caption id=attachment_6631 align=alignnone width=1920] GlenDronach 2003/2016 13 years old Single Cask[/caption] [caption id=attachment_6632 align=alignnone width=1920] GlenDronach 2003/2016 13 years old Single Cask[/caption] [caption id=attachment_6633 align=alignnone width=1920] GlenDronach 2003/2016 13 years old Single Cask[/caption] What we have in the glass: C: deep, intense amber; N: at a very beginning lightly alcoholic, but then gets sweet, raisins, dates, figs, candied cherries, with a little time even sweeter, aroma of baking cakes, Christmas cake, filling in candy - Kukułka, after a few moments evaporates and becomes less intense, then there is still the interior of the old cabinets, old leather couch, at the end I have traces of vegetable broth and something soury, a drop of water smoothed a smell, cut edges, made it even sweeter with plums in chocolate, old, dusty leather couches, wood polish, wood lacquer; T: I have the power!, oily, even syrupy, it is spreading rapidly in the mouth, heats, gives the taste of a large number of plums, prunes, figs and dates, grapefruit, sherry, and then raisins, after that it calms down and leaves me with caramel,...

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My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
(88 points)


  • GlenDronach 1994/2015, 58.1% ABV

    GlenDronach 1994/2015, 58.1% ABV

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    Testing / Tasting
    (90 points)

    Hand filled, single cask

    GlenDronach is recently very well growing single malt. The distillery is famous for the editions of whisky aged in casks after fortified wines, particularly sherry. Previously I described special edition prepared for Whisky Live Tokyo 2013. That whisky was 10 years old and matured in Sauternes cask (you can read about it here). I like it. Today I have in a glass a special edition too, available only at the distillery for hand-filling. Distilled 7th October 1994, bottled 12 March 2015, we...

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  • Tasting on the Orkney Islands

    Tasting on the Orkney Islands

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    Miscellanea Testing / Tasting Travel

    blind tasting

    Recently I spent time very actively in the World of Whisky. I was in Scotland, even up in the Orkney Islands. After returning Id been home just for a while and took a little trip to Jastrzebia Gora for Whisky Festival in the Dom Whisky. Everywhere I had a great fun. Soon I will write more about these events, today impressions of tasting carried out in the St. Margaret’s Hope on South Ronalds Bay on the Orkney Islands. Seven people attended our trip to Scotland, the task of each of them...

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  • Whisky Live Paris 2013 part 3

    Whisky Live Paris 2013 part 3

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    Miscellanea Testing / Tasting Travel

    Tasting collectable whiskies

    During the Whisky Live Paris 2013 there was the opportunity to taste some rare and therefore collectable single malts. Whisky was poured by Serge Valentin. [caption id=attachment_2258 align=alignnone width=801] Whisky Live Paris Serge Valentin[/caption] Im not sure what Loch Dhu was doing there, but maybe some sense of that was hiding. [caption id=attachment_2259 align=alignnone width=801] Whisky Live Paris Collectible Single Malts[/caption] During the two days of the...

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  • GlenDronach Single Cask 2002 Tokyo International Bar Show

    GlenDronach Single Cask 2002 Tokyo International Bar Show

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (88 points)

    for Whisky Live Tokyo 2013

    Continuing the topic of bottlings prepared for the Tokyo International Bar Show & Whisky Live Tokyo 2013 (after already described BenRiach 1985) I can not miss Glendronach Single Cask 2002, which matured in Sauternes Hogshead. [caption id=attachment_1777 align=alignnone width=801] GlenDronach Single Cask 2002 TIBS Whisky Live Tokyo 2013[/caption] Glendronach Distillery was founded in 1826, although illegal distillation took place here many years ago. Located on the threshold of...

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  • BenRiach 1985 Limited Release Tokyo International Bar Show

    BenRiach 1985 Limited Release Tokyo International Bar Show

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (87 points)

    for Whisky Live Tokyo 2013

    In the post about Mini Stages TIBS I have promissed to give you tasting notes of single malt, single cask whisky BenRiach 1985, launched especially for Tokyo International Bar Show & Whisky Live Tokyo 2013. Before tasting notes it is worth to write that BenRiach for many years was little known distillery. Everything changed in 2004 thanks to Billy Walker, who gathered around him a group of people with appropriate finances and breathed new life into the distillery. BenRiach means the...

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  • Tokyo International Bar Show & Whisky Live Tokyo 2013 part 2 Mini Stages

    Tokyo International Bar Show & Whisky Live Tokyo 2013 part 2 Mini Stages

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    Miscellanea Travel

    This year the organizers decided not to do payable Masterclasses in favor of included in the ticket price Mini Stages, of course with limited seating.

    In the case of whisky, Mini Stages consisted of a presentation of whiksy expression specially prepared and bottled for the Tokyo Intenational Bar Show & Whisky Live Tokyo, talking about the history of the distillery and of course tasting. Demonstrations were run by representatives of producers with the participation of Dave Broom - editor of Whisky Magazine. Everything was smoothly translated from English to Japanese. It concerned interesing situations, as in Japanese there are many words,...

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