1/3 Smell: Overripe fruit stable on the market. In the sun. Strong tea. Taste: Sharp start - and that will continue for a while. The wood and sherry of the older Dronachs is already there - but only faintly and in the distance. The aftertaste is creamy after a while. Then, even later, dark chocolate. I believe this, 9 years old or not, was bottled too young. It is a Single cask, had just left it alone. The smell is nice but the taste is sharp and unbalanced. I think Jacoba Ed gives it 83, a fair score.
2/3 Smells great. (after 2 beers first whisky).
Taste quite good now, indeed sharp. Tobacco in the rim, wood (very late: the wood from the glenlivet 15), old - a bit stale. I'm less critical than the first time, but more time would have done well. Now sharp and looking for balance.
3/3 Powerful aroma of cocoa and coffee this time, after a Bowmore. In the taste again a lot of varied fruit. What an excellent drink. Not so much wood, indeed. The 43% might also have liked a little higher, then it might have been a bit more confident.