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Glendronach 15 Year Old Revival Sherry Cask

Should Abunadh abdicate the throne?

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sReview by @stakenblocken

16th Aug 2013


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It's been awhile since I've tried Aberlour A'Bunadh, but this is the only whisky I've ever tried that gives it a serious run for its money. It's not cask strength, but goddamn, it's one hell of a sweet and succulent sherry monster. It's drawn from first fill sherry casks for sure, and it's one of the best mass-produced heavily sherried whiskies I've ever tried. It's super dark, and that isn't always an indicator of flavor or quality, but there is lots of dark, sweet mocha and vibrant mint-like flavor present here. Without drawing this out, this is essentially like drinking a dessert wine that's over 40% alcohol. It's decadent to the point that having a second glass will give you the same kind of guilt that having a third slice of cake would. What's even more amazing is that I keep seeing this go down in price. I think it's well worth what I paid for it and now I see it going for less. It is without a doubt better than Macallan 18 with retails for almost twice the price and it's as good as Glenfarclas 17 which is still more expensive. It's primarily a sherried whisky, but there is some more to it. There's some tea in the nose and some great ripe herbal notes in the taste alongside with a meaty body with just a hint of smokiness in the finish. I wouldn't normally encourage a distillery to do this as it would just end up hurting my pocket, but I think they could easily charge for for this than they are charging now. It's an absolutely fantastic monstrously sherried whisky and I hope it stays this way. Excellent job Glendronach, and I look forward to trying your other offerings!

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Nozinan commented

I tried a miniature and was very i pressed. I liked it better than the 18 "allardice". I'm looking forward to the cask strength

10 years ago 0

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