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Glendronach 12 Year Old Original

An excitable puppy

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@VolksReview by @Volks

10th Mar 2013


Glendronach 12 Year Old Original
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As described by Dave the spirits expert at my local store, this is a big boned but excitable pup with generous energy.

12 yr 43%

  • Nose: pears, plums and hints of prunes, sherry, a little tobacco ginger and orange oil

  • Pallet: more savoury initially, nutty, cereal and some pepper, then plenty of vanilla ice cream, fruits from the nose and orange oil. Very complex for its age

  • Finish: dark chocolate, cocoa, mocha, ice cream, then light and fruity

  • Mark: 8.6

This is a really good whisky and given the price it could well be seen as better than that. At only $75AUD i rekon its bloody good value against the Glenmo 10 ($70AUD) Abelour 10 ($74AUD) or even the Macallan 10 Sherry oak which is up near $100AUD and not necessarily worth its toil.

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Onibubba commented

Just recently, I completed my Glendronach tasting with a bottle of the 15. When you put the price into perspective, this is the Glendronach you want. The 18 leaves you wanting. The 15 is very nice, unquestionably the best of the 3, but is nearly 30 dollars more than the 12YO. The 12YO offers the most amazing blast of milk chocolate and candy I have ever had in a whisky, and to me, that exemplifies Glendronach. It's delicious (and probably older than 12) Get it.

11 years ago 0

Volks commented


yeh the 12 year old is a touch of class, i do think the 15 is significantly better and worth the extra money. Am yet to try the 18 but your reaction seems to sum up what ive read. 12 and 15 are excellent.

if u ever get the chance to taste or buy their single casks, do it!

11 years ago 0

PeatyZealot commented

Got it! And if I like it Im going straight for the 21 Parliament

10 years ago 0

Volks commented

@PeatyZealot try the 15 as well. that one is really good! also some of the single casks are pretty spectacular too.

10 years ago 0