Time hasn’t been on my side recently; May was a rollercoaster of UK travel and emotions. Only now are the decks cleared and I can return to all the various tasting notes and visits I made over the course of the Spirit of Speyside whisky festival and beyond.
Colour: a rich sun blitzed layer of rust
Aroma: cola cubes, blackberries – these are huge rich flavours with Pledge furniture polish, fresh tarragon and sherry soaked raisins. Just lovely to nose.
Taste: I had to add a little water as without the only really characteristic to appreciate was a very prolonged treacle finish. With that h20 the dram is softened and honey roasted nuts appear, with tobacco, bitter dark chocolate, orange peel and coffee beans.
Sometimes exclusive releases for specific retailers can come with a warning label, however this shows things are improving along with some excellent examples of late from The Whisky Exchange. A marvellous example of GlenDronach and sherry in perfect harmony. It’s such a shame this one has sold out however we can only hope for more collaborations to appear in the future.