Nowadays GlenDronach is best-known for their big sherried whiskies but the distillery has also a very wide range of mostly in wine casks finished bottlings. One of them is (respectively was) GlenDronach 14 Years Old Sauternes, a now discontinued expression initially matured in European oak (refill ex-sherry casks?) and afterwards finished in a very small batch of Sauternes casks. First introduced in 2010, this bottling was replaced by a 12 Year Old Sauternes bottling at the end of 2014.
Later today I will also review this new Sauternes expression so let’s find out together what a difference two years can possibly make.
|Name:||GlenDronach 14 Years Old Sauternes|
|Age:||14 Years Old|
|Category:||Single Malt Scotch Whisky|
|Cask Type:||European Oak, Finish in Sauternes Casks|
Very sweet and fruity. Honey, overripe melons and grapes. Floral undertones. Above all this hovers pronounced noble rot.
Very, very sweet. Creamy and viscous. Almost like mead. Dried fruits like raisins and apricots. Milk chocolate with chili pepper.
Long. Again a lot of creamy sweetness. A bit spicy and peppery with fine oak.
This is a true dessert whisky and not shy to show it. Very sweet, almost to the point of cloying, yet very lovely and rewarding.
Score: 84 / 100