We have tasted some of the Glendonach Cask Strength whiskies before at festivals, but I never got to it to make a proper tasting note until today.
54.9% abv, €55, single malt, non-chill filtered, natural colour
Nose: sweet, sherry (Pedro Ximénez), honey, floral, hydrangea, dried fruits, apples, pears, fresh berries, raspberries, strawberries
Palate: sweet, hot, dry, sherry, dried fruits, apricots, cherries, berries, raspberries, blueberries, raisins (it is almost a name the dried fruit game – name it, it is there – no winners, no losers)
Finish: sweet, dried fruits, raisins, dry, but surprisingly – not very long.
For my taste, she is “a bit” too sweet. The dried fruits are omnipresent, which honestly does not do it for me. Value for money wise she is a good choice though, and if you are into a big, sweet, sherried whisky sometimes, this is a bottle you should be on the lookout for.
thanks to Whisky Corner for the sample