Glendronach Single Cask (1996 17 Year PX Cask #1491) Review

This is a 17 year Glendronach that was matured in a PX cask and bottled at 53.2% ABV.

Nose: Heavy raisin syrup with rich fudge leading off. Strawberry hard candies (those old ones with the strawberry design wrappers) and a bit of smoky barbecue sauce.

Palate: Strawberry candies again with lemon drops – meaty sherry with a subtle butterscotch note.

Finish: Dries out very quickly with sherry seasoned oak trailing off.

Rating: 90/100 – A pretty standard PX matured Glendronach – if you like heavily sherried malts, you typically can’t go wrong with these Single Casks in my mind.

Value for the money: Guessing this one retailed for $150 or so. These single casks are usually great buys from a value perspective as they are typically very consistent and hard to beat at their price for sherry bombs.

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