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Glendronach 42yo 1971/2013

(44.6%, OB, D15/02/'71 B05/'13, PX Sherry Puncheon, C#1246, 432 Bts., 700ml)
Average Score: 90
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
DistilleryGlendronach
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameGlendronach
Year Distilled1971
Year Bottled2013
Alcohol By Volume44.6%
Other DetailsD15/02/'71 B05/'13, PX Sherry Puncheon
Cask Number#1246
Bottles432
Size700ml
Issued2013
Average Score90


Maniac Ratings
Robert Karlsson93
Ho-cheng Yao87
Krishna Nukala91
Tim Puett88
Keith Wood89


Tasting Notes
Robert KarlssonHey what's going on!? The nose here is hugely intensive. Is this whisky? Doubtful. Rum? More likely. This is one extreme baby. With a little time and reflection yes most likely a whisky. But so exceptionally huge, bitter on wood influence. WOW. What is THIS? Special special and oh so fantastically exciting. Ultra-matured sherry style here. Huge intense taste. Loads of aged bitterness, cherry kernels of the uber-concentrated kind. So much wood influence it's difficult to describe. 0.5cl is like a three course meal. Superbly exciting whisky this one.
Krishna NukalaTypical sherried nose. Lots of dry fruits and spices- Dry on nose with some organics. In fact very dry almost like tannins. Sweet and smooth with lots of organics. Dark Chocolates, Christmas cake etc etc.... looks a like a whisky that has spent a lot of time in a quality sherry cask. (Blind tasting notes of MMA 2013)
Keith WoodGlass: Classic Malt - Colour: Liquid treacle toffee. - Nose: Rich? It's massive with toasted dark fruitiness, wood, leather, coffee beans, dark chocolate and even a hint of smokiness. - Palate: Everything from the nose but with the toasted-ness and (roasted) coffee beans multiplied by a factor of three. - Finish: Very long and toasted and quite dry right at the end. - Overall impression: Very rich, intense and obviously old and sherried, but there's just a little something light missing which prevents this one attaining 'Greatness', but it's still knocking on the door. Brilliant, just a truly excellent experience.