GlenDronach Distillery, Forgue, Speyside, Scotland
Back to barrel strength today with a sherry bomb tasted in SAQ Signature a long time ago, the Glendronach Cask Strength, fourth batch, nothing less!
Bottled without cold filtration, this malt of exquisite depth comes from a blend of Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez sherry casks.
Only 17 bottles were sold, at a solid alcohol level of 806%!
As the Quebec doctor and politician said so well, a member of the Conservative Party of Quebec, twice prime minister of Quebec Charles-Eugène Boucher of Boucherville (1822-1915) said so well:
The difficulty is to distinguish the restaurants from which one leaves by biting one's fingers and those of which one leaves while licking them.
Very neutral in its amber color.
Grapes, Wild berries and black cherry. A little honey and spices come to cap it all. Really little aggressive.
Very rich and refined. Creamy texture and sip of sherry. Spices, grapes, dates and thick caramel. Dry and vinous oak, pepper and chocolate.
Long and tasty, with accents of oak, cherry, raisins and spices. A tiny stubby leather can be guessed.
It remains a rather classic style, but at this rate of alcohol, Glendronach was able to stand out.
Note: ★ ★ ★ ★★