Developing on the impressive 15 Year Old Tawny Port cask-finished single malt, the Glendronach distillery now have an 18 Year Old expresssion too. Once again, it has been initially matured in European oak casks (this time for a bit longer, of course) before being treated to a finishing period in Tawny Port casks to give it a depth of jammy, fruit notes.
Nose: Sweet and bright. Hints of raspberry, strawberry and even a little citrus. Baking spices also pop up along the way, giving warmth and depth.
Palate: Supremely fruity – masses of apple, red berry and fig notes. Tobacco leaf, black pepper and more oak than the 15 Year Old expression give it complexity.
Finish: Oak continues on to the well balanced finish – spicy but sweet.
Overall: A good step up from the 15 Year Old.
This whisky is heaven in a glass the nose of fresh fruit strawberries raisins & plums. Tasting of Christmas delight apples fruit cake and spices and a finish to savour for ages .