GlenDronach 2003 Virgin Oak Hogshead Cask 1751 250 bottles 53.9%
Exclusively selected for The Duchess
Tasting Notes by the chaps at GlenDronach:
Nose: Tarte tartin drizzled with apricot syrup and dusted with toasted coconut. All spiced with waves of delicious sweet oak.
Appearance: Glowing harvest gold
Palate: Candied peel and ginger syrup poured over roasted orchard fruits with a fantastic combination of cinnamon sugar and gentle vanilla.
In our honest opinion, it’s a stunner indeed. We totally agree with Billy Walker and his team on their tasting notes, but still we couldn’t resist adding our very own personal tasting notes.
Nose: Lots of fruitiness. The likes of plums. Accompanied by a warm swell of butterscotch and spices; Cinnamon and hazelnuts.
Mouth: Butterscotch is eminent on the foreground. Lots of pleasurable spices like the aforementioned cinnamon, ginger and a little sugarcane sweetness in the background.
Finish: long and dry herbal finish; Laurel and liquorice.
Balance: A very stunning dram it is. Very well balanced in both and the nose and mouthfeel. The thing that attracts me the most is the overwhelming complexity of this GlenDronach…Don’t we all love ginger spices and liquorice ???