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.