Glendronach 21 Years Parliament

The 21-year-old Glendronach is the flagship of the distillery. The strong demand has led to a shortage. The addition of the name Parliament, the single malt carries a collection of crows that have been nesting in the trees of the distillery for 200 years. This intensively aromatic single malt whisky matured in selected Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks that give it fruit and sweetness.

The 21-year-old Glendronach is the flagship of the distillery. The strong demand has led to a shortage. The addition of the name Parliament, the single malt carries a collection of crows that have been nesting in the trees of the distillery for 200 years. This intensively aromatic single malt whisky matured in selected Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks that give it fruit and sweetness.

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5622
Glendronach
Scotland, Highlands
Single Malt Whisky
21 Years
48%
0.05 l
Original bottling
Sherry - Oloroso
Sherry - Pedro Ximenez
Chill filtration - WithoutArtifical colouring - Without
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11. Nov 2020
Stats: single malt whisky, 21 yo, Oloroso sherry casks + Pedro Ximenez sherry casks, 48,0% Vol, 0,7l

Color: black sage honey meets mahogany

Nose: Total sherry domination, a bit of pine tree and oak, no smoke. Aged in a mix of sherry casks, feels like you're actually entering a forest where those rooks reside. Fantastic smell, a touch of smoke too and rich feel of nutmeg, clovers and cocoa. If you decide to stay long enough, there's a strong feeling of vanilla overcoming your senses. If you ever used Madagascar vanilla essence, this is it. I could get high on this. :')

Mouth: Cocoa and coffee with a touch of pepper, maybe like dark chili chocolate. Nicely bitter, allspice and nutmeg, spicy. Really strong and intense, passionate and wild, like a Christmas affair.

Finish: abrupt but short explosion of nutmeg/allspice and sherry, rather peppery end with subtle smoke. A bit dry and a bitter tannin finish, notes of liquorice and wood. A bit of bitterness remains, as in life.



Overall: Got it from fine-whisky.de for around $130. After adding a few drops of water, the scent becomes more complex, and the fresh-paint feel is replaced with subtle smoky company. And I had to take a bit of real chocolate afterwards, since the feel reminded me so much of it, and my palate wanted to feel complex aromas again. However, I do feel it's a kind of a love-or-hate whisky, maybe it'll be a bit over-oaked and menthol-like for some. It's complex, but it may be too complex, too over-oaked. Even though its name is far from politics, it could be connected, since it seems that it does divide people.

A posh brother of 15yo, who didn't stay pre-med all his life. A type of whisky you hide when your friends come over.
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