GlenDronach Parliament 21 Year
GlenDronach // Highlands, Scotland
The Parliament is aged in a combination of Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez (PX) sherry casks for at least 21 years. Like "a murder of crows" or "a gaggle of geese", a "parliament of rooks" is a term to describe a particular group of birds. A parliament of rooks resides in trees near the GlenDronach distillery and this is named after them, and not for members of the legislature.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typeex-Oloroso sherry, ex-Pedro Ximenez sherry
"Pedro Ximenez sherry tastes much like if you were to take raisins and make wine from them. That influence really comes through in the finish here, but is done with a deft hand. The chocolate fruit and nut candy bar profile is nicely balanced with the barrels spices and alcohol proof allowing the whisky to be a pleasure and not what I'd call a sticky situation."