Glendronach 1995 18 Year Old Tawny Port Pipe (Cask 5959)
Cask Number: 5959
Cask Type: Tawny Port Pipe
Nose: Sharp burst of ethanol, which died down after an hour. Strawberry, cantaloupe, pepper, caramel, ginger, roasted peanuts, lemon candy, hint of floral note.
Palate: Strawberry gum, ginger, pepper, sweet malt, orange peel, mineral.
Finish: Medium finish, mineral/metallic, cherry cough syrup, ginger.
Rather interesting dram, the nose was really filled with pungent ethanol at first, after it opened up, revealed a nice mix of fruit and spice, the strawberry note reminds me of the Tomatin 14 Portwood. On the palate it stays true to the nose, but towards the finish it revealed more spice and oddly some mineral notes, which threw off the balance. Overall I am glad to try this dram, very good experience!