A few minutes in the glass and some warmth left the initial alcohol sting. Christmas spices and massive sweetness are now dominating the start. Followed by blackberry jam, very sweet milk chocolate and some marzipan. Lots of sherry, honey, sugared oranges, a hint of menthol
thickened fruit juice, berry compote, extremely sweet, a lot of sherry, honey, licorice, the oak pushes something with but comes through the sherry load, dark chocolate, milk coffee, pleasant roasted aromas, raisins, dried dates, very well integrated alcohol
longer and warming with, oh what a miracle, sherry, a lot of creamy sweetness and a pleasant portion of wood (oak and cocoa), some mint "refreshes" the sound of something.
After the mouthfeel a dilution is absolutely not necessary here. This bottling is difficult for me. I do not want to look for the hair in the soup but you have to say that this filling absolutely hits the nerve of the times. I mean that, however, negative. A very sweet sherry bomb. You do not really need notes, it is sufficient if you as a reader just imagine everything, what one of dark fruit and sweet aromas, which are associated with sherry, imagines, and uses for nose, mouth and finish alike. For some is Schoki, jam, dried fruit, etc., for the other just sugar syrup, plum compote, cocoa .... My list of aromas above is far from exhaustive.
It is really a high quality sherry bomb and I do not want to say that it would not taste great, only the GD is quite one dimensional - sherry in oak - end. Which brings you back to a fundamental discussion. The best whisky (for me) is the one who takes me on a (flavor) journey. Exciting turns and developments as well as extraordinary flavors. I do not think so with the style ala Glendronach. Therefore, I see him in the base, taking into account the totality of all whiskys also overvalued. In the category of modern sherry monsters, however, as a very very good whisky.
I still enjoy it very much!