This week we’re looking at another Speyside scotch, which was not quite what I expected… On the nose: you’ll get some spicy notes, with honey and citrus flavours. There’s also hints of elderflower, cinnamon and caramel trickling through. On the palate: it is surprisingly not as sweet as the flavours on the nose may suggest. However, it does have a very nice, thick, creamy texture – as well as some lingering banana flavours and a beautiful fresh kick of citrus. The finish: is very smooth with very little alcohol burn.
The verdict: Cadenhead’s Glendronach 23 Year Old Single Malt Scotch wasn’t as sweet as I expected, as stated above but what it lacks in sweetness it more than makes up for in the plethora of different textures and summery flavours. As with all single malt scotches – this is best enjoyed straight, or with a very small amount of mineral water to allow the flavours to breathe.
Cadenhead’s Geldronach 23 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky can only be purchased from the Cadenhead’s whisky shop on Chiltern Street or on their online website for approx £90