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Glendronach 15 Year Old Revival Sherry Cask

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@RantavahtiReview by @Rantavahti

16th Jun 2014


Glendronach 15 Year Old Revival Sherry Cask
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Glendronach 15 year old Revival is an exceptional whisky. The best sherry whisky, I've tried so far. A 90 point score, from a guy who usually doesn't go for the sherry finish!

This one is greatly in balance, managing to bring the sherry nicely and smoothly, with a rich palate. A reincarnation of something great, like Nouvelle Vague by Jean-Luc Godard. Godard's film being a bit more harder to understand...

Glendronach 15 yrs Revival is complex, yet easy to drink. The smoothness makes it that way.

Nose: First some sherry with hints of rubber on the side. Becomes malty with citrus and dried fruits feel. Great toffee comes with water.

Taste: Full and thick dram: toffee and malt dominate with nuts and sherry in the background. Some dryness as well: dark chocolate and dried fruits.

Finish: Spicy and oaky, dry and warming. Aftertaste brings sweet and fruity notes.

Balance: Very rich and full. Great sherry whisky.

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vanPelt commented

Interesting, I just posted my review of this 2 days ago; I think we maybe only experienced the nose differently, but the rest makes sense to me. It is also interesting that you liked this one so much! I would consider this sweetly sherried, and I remember from your review of GlenDronach's 21yo that you're not a fan of sherried malts (in fact I remember thinking it was the lowest score I'd seen for the Parliament!). But this 15yo seems to win over a lot of people-- It got you, too!

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Rantavahti commented

Yeah, it's funny I didn't feel much for the 21YO Parliament, a dram that got all of my sherry whisky drinking buddies excited. But this 15YO Revival was magnificent. I do have a "track record" of liking the younger expressions (10-15 yrs) more than the very old ones (18-21 yrs), so in that retrospective, this shouldn't be a surprise for me. The fact that a sherry finish gets 90 points from me, surely is!

9 years ago 0

Pandemonium commented

Great review, absolutely love the 15yo, got a 21yo parliament ligned up for a taste this evening, though most reviews are not too encouraging, maybe cause expectations are too high after the 15yo? Hope I won't be disappointed.

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