The GlenDronach


ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 133
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Brand: The GlenDronach
Expression: Peated
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2016
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 133
Tasting notes
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Moderately peaty, but the underlying sweet barley balances. Quite crisp and it reminds me of an un-coastal Caol Ila. With time some oily, coffeed malt and a slight floral note.
Palate: Shows more oily barley and sweet white fruit, but the gentle, earthy-peat moves in quickly. Sweet barley and malt counters. Pleasantly full with heather, gorse and honey on the middle.
Finish: Long and crisp with a slight saltiness. Lingering dry spice, peat and vanilla oak.
Comment: A textbook example of how to use peat without swamping the character of the spirit.
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Lots of old leather and antique furniture. A classic nosing Scotch! Elements of beeswax and sour dough bread; great body and depth.
Palate: Hit of the old leather from the nose, creates a nice bed for cloves, star anise and vanilla to build on. The flavours are well integrated with a hint of distillery character.
Finish: Fresh pineapple juice with a hint of aniseed. Water brings out the oak spices.
Comment: A whisky that has taken on a fair amount of oak influence but a robust spirit has fought back to give a fairly well rounded end product.
Visit the distillery
GlenDronach Distillery, Forgue, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Highland, Scotland
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