Bottle of the month April 2016

The Glendronach 12. A dense, heavily-sherried dram from a distillery now producing again after a six-year layoff. A malt best suited to after-dinner sipping!

Nose: Sweet, rich and spicy fruit, with sugared lemons and limes, granny smith apples, honey and caramel.

Palate: Toffee sweetness, apples, a hint of vanilla and a rich dark fruit background. Water lightens things with more orchard fruit, but without diminishing the richness of the dark fruit hiding underneath.

Finish: Dusty wood, raisins and sweet fruit leaves

The Whisky Bar’s verdict: A solid sherried whisky  punching well above its price-point.

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