Gebottled 2013, this Glendronach was 44 years in an Oloroso sherry barrel and still brings it to a decent 48.6%. Already while pouring this beautiful slightly moldy "old bottle flavor" flows into the nose. Moist old wood, old sweet wine. Oranges and light cherry. Surprisingly sweet in the nose. The nice thing about these old sherry whiskys is that when the classic dark sherry notes are matured - as here - in exotic notes of papaya, kiwi, coconut and cinnamon
The taste has everything: perfect balance, fantastic sweetness, coconut, cinnamon, vanilla. Subtle bitterness. Papaya, oranges. Perfect drinking strength with incredible sweetness. Saliva flows in streams. Brutally good
For a long time full of fruit and sweetness. Tongue and throat are preserved woody-herbaceous.
Conclusion: a whisky to dream. Certainly one of the best that I was allowed to enjoy. 96 points