Music: In-Flight Safety, “Silent Treatment”
Sometimes so few words says it best, so I will be brief, here. Of the middle-aged range sherry monsters (and perhaps the cask-strengths, too), Glendronach’s revival wins.
Nose: Sherry and oak. No alcohol, just flavour. It’s very soft, but also extremely complex. Espresso, berries and chocolate cherries. Mint and vanilla. A touch of classy match-stick sulphur.
Palate: Viscous and rich. Fudge, sweetness, and cookies. Sherry tang.
Finish: Long, chocolatey sweetness, espresso and berries.
It’s a refreshing to come across a standard range bottling that is so magnificent, for so cheap (relatively speaking). Craftsmanship, plain and simple.
Note: I’ve also tried the old bottling, pre-Revival, and it is so awful that I can’t believe they come from the same distillery.
“Cause all these years have made you a soldier, you’re carrying the weight of two worlds on your shoulders.”