29 November 2013

Quick Fire Whisky Tasting Notes #30

GlenDronach 1993
Abbey Whisky Exclusive 
Nose: Bourbon and sherry soaked sultanas, stewed prunes, demerara rum drenched dates, mixed citrus peel, sugared almonds, maple syrup, Luxardo maraschino cherries, Waitrose sticky toffee pudding, a traditionally made black forest gateau, vanilla custard, sweet espresso, Lindor 60% Cacao chocolate, warming whiffs of varnish and something rather grain-gasmic.
Palate: Oloroso sherry soaked dried fruits, toffee apples, Sainsbury’s sweet and sticky treacle tart, Tunes cherry lozenges, orange peel, Bonne Maman damson plum conserve, Jamaican spiced bun, sugared almonds, caramelised demerara sugar, dark chocolate coated coffee beans, waves of winter spice, sweet distinguished overtones of oak and something lusciously oily and grain-esque.
Finish: A deep dark and deliciously long lush, oozing opulent sweet sumptuous sensation of a finish!
Summary: Massive kudos to GlenDronach and to those responsible for picking the cask at Abbey Whisky. Not only is this my number one recommendation for Christmas, it also falls quite easily into my top ten drams of the year.