Glendronach Single Cask 2002 11 Year (Cask #2645) Review

This is an 11 year Glendronach that was selected by Vine & Table liquor store. It was matured in an Oloroso Sherry Puncheon and bottled at 57.6% ABV.

Nose: Odd combination of salty and smoky jerky with an earthy manzanilla-type sherry profile. Dark raisins and a slightly sulphury oak note.

Palate: Rich sherry up front with smoked meats. Smoky and nutty malt with black pepper and aged oak.

Finish: Mostly sweet overall – oloroso really shines here. Slight sulphur note to the oak again.

Rating: 84/100 – The sulphur note throws me a bit, but it’s fairly faint overall.

Value for the money: This retailed for around $90, but I’d be happier to see this around $60 or so.

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