After 21 years and more than 4 months of maturation 566 bottles with 0.7 ltr. were filled, at a noticeable high alcohol strength of 59.8 %abv. resuting in 396.2 ltr. of spirit filled into the bottles. Angels share is at least 2% per year.
Already after 12 years (and not 21) there should be less than 392 ltr. left.
After 21 years there should only be an estimated rest of ~327 ltr. left. So where do the other ~70 ltr. of spirit come from ?
That gives me a clear hint, that more than one cask was emptied into that of #195 for a second maturation. You also can't be sure that only oloroso casks were used for this expression. One of the casks that were dumped into that #195 oloroso cask for the final maturation period could have been a PX or even a bourbon cask. Perfectly legal but not the thing, I expect when reading the words "single cask" on the label. What a pity.
On the other hand, GD claims that their whisky from those "single cask" expressions always have matured for a long time in the (last) cask mentioned on the label and this should mean a much longer period than for a mere "finish". What a pity, that there is no legal definition which time of maturation period makes up a (2nd) "maturation" and which period is only regarded as a "finish". If you want to buy "true" single cask expessions, you have to look for a line
like "matured in one cask for 21 years" that is missing in this case.
Dear bosses from the industry, I'm a malthead,an enthusiast, maybe even an anorak.
I like to spent pretty much of my hard earned money on just some bottles of quite expensive scotch single malt booze. But one thing I really, really don't like is to be taken for a ride and even have to pay for that. Further links referring to that issue: http://myannoyingopinions.com/2014/02/14/glendronach-confusion-single-cask/
http://myannoyingopinions.com/2014/03/23/glendronach-single-casks-revisited/I feel like giving it at least 7 points deduction. (81 or 83 then.... ;) Thinking about a strike on not buying from distilleries who play such cheap tricks on their customers....... but it's hard to sacrifice the relish.....