Glendronach 10 Year Old aka Luke Skywalker is one of the bottles from the unofficial ‘Star Wars Trilogy’ specially created for the Danish market. The name comes from the bright blue color found on the labels and tube which reminds the color of Luke’s lightsaber on the original Star Wars movie. Other two expressions in the line up are Glendronach 12 Year Old aka Yoda that comes in bright green and Glendronach 9 Year Old aka Darth Vader, as you may guess, comes in black.

All three expressions are bottled for The Professional Danish Whisky Retailers Market in Denmark and are limited to 3,000 each.

Matured in PX (Pedro Ximenez) Casks, Glendronach 10 Year old comes with 48% ABV. It is a non-chilled product. Compared to some other bottles, getting one is not hard. Besides auction sites, some online retailers do carry them in their inventories and offer them to enthusiasts without crazy markups…

Glendronach 10 Year Old

Glendronach 10 Year Old Whisky Review

Color: Rich golden brown with bronze highlights…

Nose: Opens up like sweet and warm dark fruit compote…  figs, dates, and lots of berries… Sweetness is there but not overwhelming… some zesty notes in the form of orange marmalade… balancing the sweetness is the wood spices which also warms things up… white peppers, nutmegs and of course cinnamon… darker aromas like bitter chocolate and freshly grounded Turkish coffee… A touch of nuts…

Palate: Creamy and thick… Balanced but a bit on the sweeter side as one would expect from Glendronach… Sweetness coming from fruits like warm pears, dried sultanas, and plums drizzled with hot caramel syrup… Wood has a stronger role on the palate… Vanilla pods… The spiciness is there but not so much… Bitter flavors seem to take over in the last stages… freshly cut tobacco leaves and coffee beans…

Finish: Long and satisfying finish… The sweet notes seem to linger on the tongue for a long time before leaving the scene to bitter and spicy afternotes…

This is a very enjoyable dram. The sherry taste is well-balanced and kinda subtle when compared to other Glendronach expressions. I suspect the PX casks used might be 2nd fills rather than 1st fills which let the other wood characteristics to surface more. As a result, you get this great tasting whisky…

Enjoy…

GlenDronach 10 Year Old Whisky Review
Overall Score92%
92%Overall Score

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