Tasting Notes from Whiskyfun.com (April 28, 2014):
This one’s very interesting, since most current Glendronachs are being matured or re-racked or double-matured or finished (you name it) in sherry.
Nose: it’s rather grassy/oaky style, not as sweet, rounded and fat as I had expected. There is some vanilla for sure but also some heavy nutmeg, white pepper and cinnamon. Touches of gooseberries as well, then a little apricot and plum jam, but it remains globally dry. With water: sweeter, with the expected vanilla cream and coconut.
Mouth (neat): very fruity this time, creamy, and extremely bourbony. More and more pepper and ginger after that, the oak’s quite loud. No, very loud. With water: more new oak, a wee earthiness, green apples and plenty of cinnamon.
Finish: long, on rather green tannins, grass and, well, bourbon.
Comments: this one must have come from Glendronach’s sub-distillery in Kentucky). It’s certainly very good, but there’s rather too much oak for me.
SGP:471 - 80 points.