This particular bottling was distilled in November 2003 and bottled in 2015. Matured exclusively in a PX sherry puncheon. It was taken from cask 4102 and is bottle number 88/697.
Glendronach 12 y.o single cask, OB, 55.2%, bottle number 88/697
The palate is very deep. Vanilla, raisins, cigar humidors, chocolate, Christmas spices and a deep tannic and leather note appear before waves of brown muscovado sugar and a pleasant chocolate orange note.
On the finish the vanilla comes right back. It is long, smooth and buttery with a mild spice. Almost like drinking a hot cross bun full of sweet raisins.
This is a fantastic sherry casked whisky and really feels much less spicy that the 55.2% abv would suggest. Very smooth, tasty and far to easily drunk. I found my sample disappeared frighteningly quickly.
This bottle is available exclusively here at what I would say is a VERY reasonable price considering the pedigree and the quality of this expression.
Thanks again to The Green Welly for the sample.