Glendronach 31 Years Old Batch 2 Cask 1040 51.2% 1978


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€ 1.446,28 (excl. BTW)
1.750,00 (in. BTW)
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Distileerderij Glendronach
Bottelaar OB
Serie Single Cask Batch 2
Gebotteld voor
Gedistilleerd op 29.12.1978
Gebotteld 06.2010
Land Schotland
Streek Eastern Highlands
Leeftijd 31
Cask Type Oloroso Sherry Puncheon
Vatnummer 1040
Alcohol percentage 51.2
Inhoud 0,70
Conditie In Original Box
Etiket Perfect
Voorraad 1

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Glendronach 31 Years Old Batch 2 Cask 1040

In the world of whisky, certain bottles stand as timeless treasures, capturing the essence of their distillery and the passage of time. The Glendronach 31 Years Old Batch 2 Cask 1040, distilled on December 29, 1978, and bottled on June 6, 2010, is one such gem that beckons aficionados to embark on a journey of unparalleled flavor and complexity.

Nose:
As the dark elixir flows into the glass, the nose is greeted by an orchestra of scents, dark and oily. This whisky embodies the purest form of sherry perfection, a testament to the meticulous craftsmanship of Glendronach. Dark fruits dance harmoniously—blackberries, raisins, plums, and dates—an ensemble of richness that unfolds with every inhale. Roasted sugar, the comforting aroma of coffee and cocoa, a hint of cigar box, and the embrace of old leather create a tapestry of olfactory delight. A subtle touch of orange peel, the earthiness of walnuts, and a whisper of ground pepper add layers to the complexity. Despite its formidable 51.2% alcohol content, the integration is so seamless that it belies its strength.

Taste:
Upon the first sip, the Glendronach 31 reveals its wonderfully creamy and oily texture, caressing the palate with a velvety touch. The harmony observed on the nose persists in the mouth, where the sweetness unfolds in astonishing ways. Blackberries, raisins, and dates are joined by the subtle notes of cherries and oranges, creating a symphony of dark, luscious fruits. The intensity of dark chocolate and espresso builds gradually, offering a decadent experience that evolves with each passing moment. The oak makes its presence known, introducing delicate notes of pepper and herbal nuances—a captivating counterpoint to the sweetness imparted by the sherry barrel. A touch of damp foliage and earthy undertones complete this palate-pleasing medley.

Finish:
The finish of Glendronach 31 is nothing short of extraordinary—it is endless, loooooooong! The warmth and caress linger, stimulating the flow of saliva and inviting contemplation. The sweet fruits remain prominent, and the seasoning unfolds its myriad facets. As the tasting experience gracefully comes to an end, a lingering, indescribable feeling remains, tempting the imbiber to greedily anticipate the next sip. This whisky is not merely a drink; it is a must-have experience for any true connoisseur.

Conclusion:
Glendronach 31 Years Old Batch 2 Cask 1040 is a testament to the distillery's commitment to excellence and the artistry of whisky-making. From the dark and oily nose to the creamy, harmonious taste and the endless finish, every aspect of this expression speaks to the mastery involved in its creation. With only 645 bottles in existence, each sip of this liquid gold is a journey through time and a celebration of the unparalleled richness that can only come from the heart of a sherry puncheon.


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