FOLLOWING my rum-soaked adventures of the last few weeks, my thoughts swiftly returned to whisky and this rich Speyside single malt from GlenDronach.
This is a sherry monster - it's matured exclusively in Oloroso casks for a minimum of 15 years - and it's the darkest whisky I've ever seen. It's also non-chill filtered with no added coloring and is bottled at a robust 46%.
On the nose, there's prunes, walnuts, caramel coffee, sugary tablet, rich dark fudge and I even get a whiff of soy sauce. Strange though that is, it's certainly not unpleasant.
On the palate, there's bitter dark chocolate, black coffee and orange rind, while the lengthy finish is dry, with walnuts, stewed tea, dark chocolate truffles and Muscovado sugar.
It's a heavy whisky and certainly not a light, every day dram - but if you're after a sherried single malt which packs a punch, then the GlenDronach 15 Year Old Revival should be right up your street.