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…

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

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

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 very interested in booze, with a focus on whisky. I like to listen to loads of music and play lots of Magic: the Gathering, and board games too. I'm married to Anneke, have two daughters Ot and Cato, 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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