GlenDronach 14yo Marsala – 46% abv
Info: This GlenDronach 14yo Marsala single malt is finished in casks which previously held Marsala wine.
Colour: Golden with deep yellow tints.
Nose: There’s what I’d call a proper nose going on here, something really full of flavours which keep you wanting to smell for ages. There’s plenty of sweet malt, backed up by sweet fruits, summery grapes and Cantaloupe melons, all with the backing of something properly matured in dunnage warehouses.
Palate: Thick, rich and full… fairly spicy, and nicely sweet, although not too sweet that it feels like it for kids.
Finish: Further spices which eventually give way to sweetness and gentle oak backing. Nice warming hugs on you chest. It’s quite a long finish which ends in some tannins.
Thoughts: It’s a full, proper whisky at a good strength with some interesting sweetness. I like it! It’s good quality stuff, as you’d come to expect from the folks at GlenDronach.
Available: Master of Malt – £59.95
Thanks to GlenDronach for the sample.
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