Compared to the first version, here we have a finish in barrels that have previously contained Port wine (from the Duoro valley).
TASTING NOTES GLENDRONACH PEATED PORT WOOD FINISH
Nose: from the beginning there are intense notes of ripe fruits and a delicate hint of raisins. Wooden notes and soft hints of herbs are also perceptible. The peat is barely perceptible.
Palate: it reports ripe fruits again, joined by sugary notes and then black pepper and peat, which gradually increase in intensity. It is then the turn of licorice. It is slightly dry.
Finish: medium persistence. It is very fruity and sugary, as well as peppery (black pepper). Then you can perceive nuances of cocoa and balsamic herbs (menthol).
Overall, the Glendronach Peated Port Wood Finish has an aromatic palette that is not particularly large, but has a good intensity. The peat is not excessive and allows you to appreciate the remaining aromatic palette. Compared to standard bottlings of the brand, this whisky is less structured and complex, also because of the youth of this spirit.