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Glendronach Cask Strength Batch 1

Alright, time for the first ingredient-review of ‘For the love of Oomph‘: Glendronach Cask Strength is a bit of an oddball whisky. In a time where whisky companies are primarily using the vessel of  No Age Statement (NAS) bottlings to get away with selling us younger whisky at higher prices (boo!), Glendronach is bucking the trend (yay!). Sure, this bottling is contains young whisky, but there is also a decent part which is fairly old (in the 20s I’ve been told by a source which for now I will dub ‘credible’). The result is a fairly expensive bottle for a NAS (€60 or so). Does the experience justify the price? […]

Intro: For the love of Oomph

The next blend was born out of the desire to create a ‘winter’-style dram. I know, I know: summer’s getting there, but sometimes you need a cosy fire on a summer night just as much as in midwinter. The ingredients for this blend will be as follows: I will be reviewing all three malts in the coming week or two, culminating in a review of the blend. If you by pure chance have all three malts and want to follow along, now is the time to make the blend so it has time to marry.