Today, let me introduce to you the Glendronach 12yo, a classic that is one of those must-sees when you start discovering the fabulous world of whisky. Aged in barrels of Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso, this one comes from Speyside (43.0%). So… a good old sherry cask like most of Glendronach’s whiskies (by the way, Glendronach means “valley of mulberries” in Gaelic. Ok, the poetry moment is past, admit that you were afraid to ear me declaiming verses :p) and it must be said that this type of barrel allows their whisky to be fully revealed.
If there is a real must-have bottle when you appreciate whisky, especially cask strenght, it’s the Aberlour A’Bunadh. Non cold filtered, aged in Oloroso sherry casks and bottled directly out of the barrel, it is a full of character Speyside that always pleases, whatever the batch. This batch #49 is nevertheless one of the best (at least of those that I’ve tasted). Here come the tasting notes 😀