It is not uncommon to come across a Glendronach Single Cask release by the distillery, or a selection of private individuals. The later is the case with the Italian importer of Glendronach: Beija-Flor. As always, it is bottled at cask strength, without the addition of caramel, and has a classic reddish dark mahogany color.
Nose: the usual heady scent which we are used to in the Glendronach single casks of the 90s. Dried fruits and red fruits: cherry, sour cherry, plum, dates, figs and almonds. Gum and cola are mixed with a barely perceivable note of black pepper.
Palate: sweet first impact, with an oily mouth-feel. The intensity is immediately remarkable, thanks to the high gradation. Spices, black pepper and then red fruits: cherries in spirit, sour cherries and plums. A note of orange jam is also noticeable. Spices increase with time.
Finish: long, of considerable intensity. Black pepper, red fruits (sour cherry), cocoa, herbs and dried fruits (dates) are present.
The usual monolithic Glendronach Single Cask. Very balanced, with a broad flavor profile.