GlenDronach 1993 C# 36 Bottled for Miramar Garden Taipei
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This tasting note is about GlenDronach again. This GlenDronach is rather special which is a selected cask by Miramar Garden Taipei.
GlenDronach 20 years, 1993/2013, C# 36, 700 ml, 59.3%
Bottling: Miramar Garden Taipei
Cask: Oloroso Sherry Butt
Distilled: 15 January 1993
Bottled: December 2013
I am not a “professional traveler" and in fact I seldom go traveling. I have no idea about this hotel but got some information from the Internet that this Taipei hotel is welcomed by Japanese tourists. There is a Miramar Garden Hsinchu in the same league.
This Glendronach cask 36 is exclusively bottled for Miramar Garden Taipei that eventually this whisky is rarely seen in the market and price is fairly high. Needless to say what I tasted was a sample bottle from a friend of mine.
Nose: aged honey, honey baked Chinese herb, black date, toffee, dark chocolate, raw salt
Palate: aged honey, preserved plum, black tea, citrus peel, black coffee, herb
Aftertaste: Long, charred wood, toasted coffee, herb
Comments: On nose a bit alcohol attack in the beginning, scent of aging, sweet yet bitterness, little salty at end. Solid and warm at palate, rich, trend to toasty, even toasty in long aftertaste but not irritated. Overall performance very good, complex and layered, rich and adequate sweetness, balanced by herbal and soft bitterness, lovely smooth and solid body, much more toasty and lingeringly. Just a bit overly bitterness of herb if picky to say. It is indeed a very good whisky.