Glendronach Batch 8 Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml) - Damaged Gift Box
Striking a multi-layered balance between richness and boldness, Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez are in command here with a monster alcohol in support. We'd expect this will need a splash of water, although some say it's surprisingly 'easy' despite the extreme ABV. Given the vibe around this series, we expect this to go fast. Limited to 6 bottles per customer. Comes non chill filtered.
Other reviews... As with previous batches, this was matured in a mix of Pedro Ximénez and oloroso sherry butts, puncheons, and quarter casks. The nose offers quite subtle sherry, malt, vanilla, dark chocolate, and black treacle. The palate is notably spicy, with hot ginger, black pepper, cloves, and cinnamon, along with sherry, cocktail cherries, more dark chocolate, and bitter coffee. Long, oaky, spicy, and drying in the finish. 61% Alc./Vol.
91 points - whiskyadvocate.com, reviewed by: Gavin Smith (Spring 2020)
...Oloroso sherry is unsurprisingly prominent on the nose, with lemon curd, baking spices, toffee, and macadamia nuts. The palate showcases milk chocolate with icing-covered cinnamon buns, along with red grapes, dates and prunes, and trail mix with assorted candied fruits and nuts. The finish is zesty and spicy, with an altogether easy nature belying its cask strength. Let this one open up in the glass for a time before enjoying. 90 points - distiller.com