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Glendronach 12 Year Old Original

Great value for the money

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@WillsReview by @Wills

29th Jun 2013


Glendronach 12 Year Old Original
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I think this is my first taste of a GlenDronach. This is the entry level of the range which is matured for 12 years in a mix of Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez casks.

The nose offers nice and very sweet sherry. I have samples of sherry in my cabinet and the smell reminds me of Manzanilla or Oloroso, the Glendronach 12yo is not as sweet as pure PX. But of course this is irrelevant, the final whisky is what counts. I am getting aromas like sweet buttery (pop)corn, crème brûlée, honey, dark berries, ripe sweet apples, bananas and plum.

The palate starts a bit metallic. There are subtle oak spices and sweet dark fruits. I am also getting a very little sulfuric touch. The aftertaste reveals some milk chocolate and the typical sherry influence.

The finish is a bit dry, long and sweet with almonds.

Overall a really nicely made whisky with a good potion of sherry influence. I really enjoyed this one and am looking forward to try more GlenDronachs. I guess I will do this now with the 15yo Revival which I am expecting to be even better...

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Nemesis101 commented

Nice detailed review. I've tried both the 15 and 18yo but not the 12 strangely enough. Don't hesitate in trying the 15yo Revival - it's an excellent malt and really really good value.

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Wills commented

Thx. I also reviewed the Revival. Both are very good imo. You should try the 12yo though!

10 years ago 0

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