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13 Years Old Virgin Oak Cask:1751 Exclusively for The Duchess 53.9% 2003;

€ 69,00 (excl. Vat)
€ 83,49 (incl. Vat)
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Distillery GlenDronach
Bottler OB
Serie X
Bottled for Bottled Exclusively for The Duchess
Distilled date 14.01.2003
Bottling date 30.05.2016
Country Scotland
Region Eastern Highlands
Age 13
Cask Type Virgin Oak Hogshead
Cask Number 1751
Alcohol percentage 53.9
Volume 0,70
Condition IN OC
Stock 22
  • BOW 87
  • Serge Valentin 85
  • Gal Granov 87
  • BOW 86
Tasting Notes by the chaps at GlenDronach:
Nose: Tart tatin drizzled with apricot syrup and dusted with toasted coconut. All spiced with waves of delicious sweet oak.
Appearance: Glowing harvest gold
Palate: Candied peel and ginger syrup pour over roasted orchard fruits with a fantastic combination of cinnamon sugar and gentle vanilla.

ose: starts like a grain whisky, in the sense that it’s full of oak shavings, coconut and vanilla. Cinnamon dusting. Then some lactic notes, a little custard and juicy peaches. Strawberry jam. Syrupy tarte tatin with just a hint of mint. Mouth: there’s a fruity core (apricots, roasted pineapple) but this is mostly on spices. Ginger, pepper, cinnamon. Then some blackberry leaves and fruit tea. Hints of burnt wood. Finish: long, very dry, peppery with a bitter woody edge.
Really interesting, a Scotch with flashes of bourbon and grain whisky. You have to like an oaky style though.

On the nose there is a thick syrupy sweetness making me think of strawberry bubblegum, cherries, coconut shavings, caramelized apples, powdered sugar, vanilla pods, blackcurrant, raspberry jam, dried apricots, honey and redcurrant. Soft notes of toast, wood and spices in a thin layer covering all this fruity sweetness.

The palate shows a warm and spicy combination of orchard and tropical fruits mixed with baking spices, red pepper balls, coconut and ginger. I can also find notes of soft creamy vanilla, raisins, powdered sugar, oranges, blackcurrant, anise, lemon, blue berries and rhubarb pie. A middle length finish with a light note of mace between the vanilla. Lovely dram