This 15yo has been discontinued from the core GlenDronach range until maturing stocks become available again. The new expression has just been released, but the recipe has changed, they have added more PX casks this time round. Matured exclusively in ex-Oloroso sherry casks. Nonchillfiltered, naturally coloured and bottled at 46%.
Nose: Loads of sherry and rich ripe fruits, prunes and figs. Chocolate orange, nuts and vanilla. A powerful nose.
Taste: Slightly more tamed than the nose, but still full-bodied, spicy and rich. Hints of leather, toffee, chocolate and treacle.
Finish: Spice intensifies, lots of pepper, and then a light sweetness cuts through. Medium, but hot all the way.