Alcohol Level: 43%
The GlenDronach Forgue 10 Year Old has been matured in a combination of Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez sherry casks, bottled at 43% ABV, and as is the case for all The GlenDronach expressions, it is non-chill filtered and naturally coloured, absorbing its rich colour over the 10 years it has spent maturing in the Spanish sherry oak.
The GlenDonach Forgue celebrates the rich heritage and terroir of the Forgue valley, where founder James Allardice built the distillery and named it ‘GlenDronach’, which means ‘Valley of the brambles’ in Scots Gaelic, bramble is a Scottish word for a blackberry.
- Appearance: Sercial Madeira (9/20), numerous, medium-sized and oily-looking tears leave long fine legs.
- Nose: Sweet and dusty fruits, bon bons, malted barley flour, zesty orange juice, cherry and apple, subtle tanned leather, some woody spice and vanilla.
- Taste: Medium body, soft and fruity, quite smooth, polished highland toffee, butterscotch, zesty orange fruit and peel, cherry lips sweeties, oak wood, vanilla, cinnamon, freshly grated nutmeg and pepper spice, a touch of liqourice too, becomes sour.
- Finish: Long, more sour/bitter spiced elements, oak wood, cigar boxes & dry leaf tobacco.