1994 Glendronach K&L Exclusive 16 Year Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

SKU #1078562

While ensconced deep in the countryside of the Eastern Scottish Highlands, David OG and I sat at a small table in a low-lit guesthouse and marveled at the quality of the Glendronach single malts. I immediately blogged via the K&L Spirits Journal website that the 12 year old was the "best single malt that no one is drinking!". Very much like Springbank whiskies sans the peat smoke, Glendronach has an unctuous, chewy mouthfeel that isn't overly cloying or too saturated with sweet sherry. We knew that if we could find a single barrel that tasted similiar to the amazing 12 year, we would have a real winner on our hands. The next morning we scoured the warehouses in search of the perfect expression and we found it in a 1994 barrel that had been briefly finished in PX sherry cask. Earthy notes from the warehouse aging permiate the rich, oily flavors of vanilla, raisined fruit, and cakebread. The cask strength proof really keeps the sweetness at bay and the result is a fabulously balanced malt that should appeal to just about everyone. This is the barrel everyone will overlook, but I'd bet my salary it's the one that will get the best reviews. (David Driscoll, K&L Spirits Buyer)

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By: Jeffrey Jones |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 11/5/2011  | Send Email
The Glendronach 16 single malt is for those looking for a balanced rich, round and juicy malt.This single malt is so delicious and easy to enjoy it should please most whisky drinkers. While the Glendronach 16 full bodied and rich due to the sherry oak aging, it is not overly sweet.One word that would describe this malt is WOW!

By: David Driscoll |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 10/27/2011  | Send Email
For anyone who drinks Macallan 18, this is the bottle that will get you into single barrel spirits. This is what a single barrel of mature, sherry-aged Speyside tastes like if you pick it out of the blend. More power, more flavor, a bigger mouthfeel, and extra richness. Loads of earth and spice come into play as well. Just remember that if you like it smooth, you need to add water. This is 56% or 112 proof!

 By: Bessie W. |  Review Date: 12/5/2011 
The perfect libation for the holidays, or anytime really. A fantastic kaleidoscopic swirl of plum, pear, apricot, dates, figs, currants, citrus--like a fruitcake in a bottle, but in a good way, and without the horrid green things. And not too heavy or sweet either. Smooth as silk even at the high proof. Fabulous nose and burnt amber color. A little water reveals more layers of lusciousness and light.

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Malt

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Scotland

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