Glendronach Portwood

In the 19th century, Port Wine was imported for the Scottish aristocracy. To this day the Portuguese Douro Valley is still known for its high-quality Port. In one of those casks from the Valley, this Single Malt was finished for unusual three long years.

In the 19th century, Port Wine was imported for the Scottish aristocracy. To this day the Portuguese Douro Valley is still known for its high-quality Port. In one of those casks from the Valley, this Single Malt was finished for unusual three long years.

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28778
Glendronach
Scotland, Highlands
Single Malt Whisky
46%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Pedro Ximénez, Oloroso Sherry and Portweinfässer
Chill filtration - Without
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Nosing
Fruit:
Sherry:
Berries:
Spices:
Sweet:
Plum:
Blackberry:
Oak:
Strawberry:
Cherry:
Alcohol:
Dried Fruit:
Ginger:
Grape:
Peat Smoke:
Chili:
Honey:
Malt:
Nuts:
Raisin:
Zitrus:
Herb:
Apple:
Banana:
Barley:
Black Currant:
Caramel:
Chocolate:
Coconut:
Coffee:
Dark Chocolate:
Fig:
Green Apple:
Heather:
Oil:
Red Currant:
Herbs:
Tasting
Fruit:
Sherry:
Sweet:
Spices:
Oak:
Berries:
Cherry:
Herb:
Honey:
Plum:
Dark Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Grape:
Nuts:
Blackberry:
Chocolate:
Ginger:
Pepper:
Raisin:
Orange:
Zitrus:
Alcohol:
Caramel:
Date:
Malt:
Peat Smoke:
Apple:
Black Currant:
Leather:
Seaweed:
Strawberry:
Walnut:
Maritime Notes:
Finish
Sherry:
Oak:
Fruit:
Sweet:
Spices:
Berries:
Herb:
Pepper:
Ginger:
Zitrus:
Dark Chocolate:
Grape:
Caramel:
Chocolate:
Blackberry:
Malt:
Nuts:
Orange:
Alcohol:
Black Currant:
Cake:
Cherry:
Dried Fruit:
Grapefruit:
Grass:
Honey:
Oil:
Peach:
Peat Smoke:
Plum:
Raisin:
Tobacco:
Walnut:
Herbs:

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06. Jun 2021
Nosing: Sherry /port Strawberry Caramel burnt Sweet Green Apple distant Banana

Taste: Honey Black Currant Sherry /port Oak toasted marshmallow

Finish: Oak Grass Black Currant very slight, very faint hint of Dark Chocolate

Comment: The GlenDronach Portwood expression is all bright fruit and sweetness on the nose. I daresay it is a 'happy' single malt whisky. The fruit influences are nuanced, though, in their metaphorical texture. Some under-ripe, pleasantly sour aromas mix with waxy tones that give the impression of fruit-scented lip balm.

Sidebar: Side-by-side with The GlenDronach 18Y (unchill-filtered version) really illustrates an unctuous character to the 18Y, given the much sharper nature of the Portwood expression.

Honey and sweet oak step to the fore as this whisky crosses the palate. It's finish doesn't linger much beyond the remembrance of that oak that elbows it's way into the fruit & sweet taste experience.

If it's a fruit-forward single malt that you're after, The GlenDronach Portwood will foot the bill. There isn't much complexity outside of the realm of varying sweetness, but the differing sweet scents and tastes themselves do provide a satisfying experience within their own sphere of context.

On a different day, this might be a 4-star rated whisky... perhaps if one were really craving the sweetness of a sherried (port-ed?) experience.
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