This is an 11 year Glendronach from Batch 12 that was matured in a PX Sherry Puncheon and bottled at 57.8% ABV.
Nose: A bit barbecue saucy with sweet tomatoes and a subtle vinegar – grapes, charred oak with some slight smoke as a result. Not very raisiny as I was expected given the PX maturation (albeit a short maturation).
Palate: Much fruitier here with raisins and cranberries. Vanilla custard and a bit of tart malt with cinnamon.
Finish: Very tart with fruit punch, minimal oak, and golden raisins.
Rating: 87/100 – Another solid Single Cask from Glendronach – they are about as consistent as you can find in my opinion. Interesting to try one on the younger side before the sherry has time to dominate the malt.
Value for the money: These retailed around $80 when they came out, and that’s a fair price. These sell out quickly at retail though so you’d have to find this one at auction. I’d be happy to pay up to $100 or so.