BTC: Sample 7 (GlenDronach 18, 46%)

And with that, I don’t necessarily mean THE GlenDronach 18, but just some bottling around that age not at cask strength. And again, I was failing big time. I guessed GlenDronach because it was a sherry bottling and the Highlands is the second biggest region. I do have an excuse this time, I am having a cold. Which means that I don’t smell or taste all that much…

Nose:
Quite sharp and alcoholic with sherry wood. Also some pink peppercorns and bread crust.

Taste:
Very full, but a lot more gentle than I expected after the nose. Christmas cake and again the sherry wood. Spices and stewed fruits.

Finish:
Long and spicy without the fruit this time. The spices are more in the direction of a bakery’s spices than anything else.

Littlemill 22, ArchivesI really liked this whisky, but didn’t have a clue in which direction to guess. If I look at the scores for this dram, I wasn’t the only one with only two guys (one of them is the club’s chairman, coincidence?) getting a lot of points.

Littlemill 22, 05-1989 – 07-2011, 48.3%, Refill Sherry Hogshead, Archives

The first Littlemill I really liked! That’s something new and something surprising. And the first whisky from the Lowlands in the competition. I might have to travel to Rotterdam in a while to have a closer look at this series from the Whiskybase shop!

4 stars

L’Hollande, zero points (French accent, from the Eurovision song festival)

naugural Release
Refill Sherry Hogshead
Alcoholgehalte: 48.3%
Distilled: 05.1989
Bottled: 07.2011
Leeftijd: 22yo

About Sjoerd de Haan-Kramer

I'm a web developer at Emakina. I'm highly interested in booze, with a focus on whisk(e)y. I like to listen to loads of music and read quite some books. I'm married to Anneke, have a daughter Ot, a son Moos and a cat called Kikker (which means Frog, in Dutch). I live in Krommenie, The Netherlands.
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2 Responses to BTC: Sample 7 (GlenDronach 18, 46%)

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