This is a 19 year Glendronach Single Cask that was matured in a PX cask and bottled at 52.9% ABV.
Nose: Super chocolately up front – but more of a malt chocolate than a sweet chocolate. PX rather muted behind the chocolate notes and heavy oak. Some toffee and black cherries show up after a bit.
Palate: PX much more bold here with those syrupy raisin notes – a bit of chocolate, cloves, and oddly enough some herbal notes tucked away behind the sherry. Just the right balance of other notes besides the PX to avoid becoming too sweet.
Finish: Raisins with citrus and a nice balance of oak lingering.
Rating: 90/100 – I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – these Glendronach single casks are about as consistent as it comes in the malt world in my opinion. If you enjoy heavily sherried malts, you just can’t go wrong with these.
Value for the money: Guessing this retailed between $150-200 based on the typical prices for these, and I’d gladly pay for a bottle in that range.