Glendronach 19 yo 1995/2015 (54.6%, OB, for Taiwan, oloroso sherry puncheon, cask #5086, 607 bottles) Indeed a puncheon is a very large cask – and Taiwan is getting just mad with anything malt whisky. Well-done Taiwan! Colour: amber. Nose: my they do the olorosos well! Leather and cigars, then walnut wine and marmalade, then raisins and menthol liquorice, then polished oak. As expected, this baby’s got all going on. With water: perfect. Did anyone ever tried to add Cuban tobacco to chocolate? Instead of just nuts or raisins? Mouth (neat): very very good, and not stuffy/olorosoed, so rather fresh, starting with bitter oranges and cracked pepper, going on with some bitter chocolate and fruitcake, and becoming rather raisiny then. Our beloved large black Corinthians. With water: swims extremely well. Gets fruitier and fresher, not something that happens very often with oloroso monsters. Truth is, this isn’t quite an oloroso monster. Finish: rather long, fresh, with raisins and marmalade plus a drop of old armagnac. Comments: firmly in old Mac territories. Who goes hunting loses his place. SGP:651 - 90 points.