Oslo Whisky Club by SlàinteMhath
Original bottling - 06. Dec 1995 / Nov 2016
Single cask bottling for Royal Mile Whiskies & Drinkmonger in Edinburgh.
The Glendronach 21 Parliament gets its name from a colony (=parliament) of crows who've been nesting in the trees next to the distillery for 200 years. It's been matured in Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks.
105 proof was the old measure of alcohol content. The whisky was mixed with gunpowder. Based on the explosive strength of the mixture, it was possible to calculate the alcohol content. The then named Glenfarclas 105 matured exclusively in sherry casks and...
This exceptional single malt is among the cheapest of all 21-year-old malt whiskeys. It contains more smoke than other Glenfarclas. But in comparison only a subtle touch. The sherry taste takes a back seat in favor of oak, vanilla and fruits.
For the maturation of this whisky, Glenfiddich adopted the "Solera" procedure from Spanish sherry production. Whiskies matured in different casks (Oloroso sherry, bourbon, virgin oak) are married in a unique Solera vat made from oregon pine.
This Glenfiddich first matured in sherry and bourbon barrels for 18 years. Master Distiller Brian Kinsman then selected 150 barrels. Divided into small batches, the malt matured for a further 3 months in wooden mixing vessels.
18 long years of maturation and the addition of ex-sherry casks make this Glenlivet much more complex than the popular 12-year-old standard bottling. Despite its quality it's still much more affordable than a lot of other 18-year-old single malts.
This new creation of the Glenmorangie distillery was made from heavily roasted malt. After maturing in fresh white oak barrels from the Ozark Mountains, ripening took place in Oloroso sherry and other strong-drinking barrels.