The Glendronach 19yr Single Cask
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The Glendronach 19yr Single Cask - 1995

Item # 32469 750mL
$249.96/ Single Bottle
$1499.76/ Case of 6
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55.70%
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Tasting Notes

The second of as many exclusive single casks hand-selected by us has finally arrived direct from the distillery. After 19 years in a single Oloroso Sherry butt, the spirit has retained a healthy natural strength of 55.7% ABV and the deep mahogany color foreshadows the intense aromas and flavors that await the lucky imbiber. The first aromas are surprisingly citrus-forward, while a second and third wave unleashe dried prunes, honey-coated raisins, candied watermelon, cedar wood, and dried tobacco. The entry on the palate is like liquid silk, slightly oily and full of flavors including cherry syrup, marzipan, dark chocolate, black pepper, and preserved orange peel. This is a magnificent, one-off limited edition found exclusively at Astor and not to be missed.


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Staff Pick Notes

Honestly, I’m so spoiled being a part of the Astor team because the exclusive whiskies we carry are always incredible to dissect. It's a fortunate indulgence. This Astor bottling from Glendronach distilled a year after my birth piqued my interest because they have typically shied away from releasing single casks for purchase. 200 years of absolutely divine sherried malt experience comes together here in all of its true Highland fashion. A brooding mahogany color fills the glass with a dense fragrance that speaks to both the Andalucía Oloroso Sherry butts used and the spirit's natural cask strength ABV. Aromas of orange peel, dried prunes, decadent dark chocolate and dark tobacco are hypnotizing. Flavors of roasted coffee beans, pure melted cacao, orange zest and rich maple wood harmonize in this limited historic bottling.

- JOS

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Scotch

As a synonym for Scottish, some people object to the term “Scotch” – but as far as their whisky goes, the Scottish people are required by law to classify the spirit as “Scotch whisky.”

Scotland

History:
Distillation was brought to Scotland from Ireland by missionary monks in the 6th century. In 1644, the first taxes were imposed on Scottish distillers by England, with the result that most of the nation’s whisky was soon distilled illicitly. With the Parliament’s passing of the “Excise Act” in 1824, licensing fees for distilleries were much cheaper. Distilleries started to take out...

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