1993 Glendronach Master Vintage 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
According to Glendronach, 1993 is revered among Glendronach fans (it's not explained why, although it was one of the most prolific years contributing 107 different expressions). There's not a great deal that's novel in this edition, except the title. As with the mainstream of the distillery's output, 'Master Vintage' is matured in Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso Sherry casks and comes bottled at a slightly higher than normal ABV of 48.2%. Master Blender, Rachel Barrie adds, “With a quarter of a century slowly maturing in our renowned Andalucían casks, this has developed profound layers of depth and complexity, leading to an exceedingly long, voluptuous and memorable finish... Fans of The GlenDronach’s traditional Highland Single Malt can expect rich brandy-laced fruitcake on the nose, cocoa-dusted coffee and sultana brioche on the palate and lingering pecan toffee notes in the finish. I hope sherry cask connoisseurs around the world enjoy The GlenDronach 1993 Master Vintage, as an example of the finest sherry cask maturation.”
Notes from Glendronach... Nose: Rich brandy-laced fruitcake and marzipan on a base of smoked walnut and toasted sultana bread. Palate: Sip cocoa-dusted coffee and sultana brioche enlivened by a twist of baked orange rind and the juiciness of prune oil. Finish: Savour the long velvet taste of rich cocoa and dates as pecan toffee lingers into the sumptuous finish. Non chill filtered.