Glendronach 12 Years

This bottling of Glendronach matured in a combination of the finest Spanish sherry casks (Pedro Ximenez / Oloroso).

This bottling of Glendronach matured in a combination of the finest Spanish sherry casks (Pedro Ximenez / Oloroso).

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Glendronach
Scotland, Highlands
Single Malt Whisky
12 Years
43%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Sherry - Oloroso, Sherry - Oloroso, Sherry - Pedro Ximenez
Sherry - Pedro Ximenez
Chill filtration - WithoutArtifical colouring - Without
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Nosing
Sherry:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Vanilla:
Spices:
Nuts:
Pear:
Oak:
Ginger:
Raisin:
Oil:
Dried Fruit:
Honey:
Berries:
Cherry:
Malt:
Zitrus:
Orange:
Herb:
Apple:
Caramel:
Cinnamon:
Peat Smoke:
Alcohol:
Blackberry:
Chocolate:
Plum:
Coffee:
Fig:
Grape:
Herbs:
Cake:
Chili:
Green Apple:
Heather:
Leather:
Lemon:
Nutmeg:
Pepper:
Banana:
Clove:
Dark Chocolate:
Date:
Grass:
Hazelnut:
Melon:
Peach:
Walnut:
Tasting
Sherry:
Fruit:
Sweet:
Spices:
Nuts:
Oil:
Oak:
Raisin:
Vanilla:
Malt:
Honey:
Peat Smoke:
Herb:
Cherry:
Caramel:
Dried Fruit:
Fig:
Ginger:
Alcohol:
Chili:
Chocolate:
Pear:
Zitrus:
Berries:
Dark Chocolate:
Orange:
Pepper:
Coffee:
Grape:
Almonds:
Apple:
Barley:
Cake:
Date:
Nutmeg:
Plum:
Tobacco:
Cinnamon:
Clove:
Green Apple:
Hazelnut:
Heather:
Melon:
Herbs:
Finish
Sherry:
Spices:
Oak:
Nuts:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Malt:
Herb:
Oil:
Peat Smoke:
Pepper:
Dark Chocolate:
Coffee:
Raisin:
Vanilla:
Herbs:
Alcohol:
Chocolate:
Heather:
Honey:
Berries:
Clove:
Date:
Plum:
Tobacco:
Zitrus:
Almonds:
Apple:
Barley:
Caramel:
Chili:
Dried Fruit:
Ginger:
Grass:
Hazelnut:
Leather:
Orange:

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Tasting Notes 26

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Nosing:
Sweet, creamy vanilla, with hints of ginger. Spiced mulled wine and pear
Taste:
Rich, creamy, silky-smooth. Warm, rich oak and sherry sweetness, full mouth feel, raisins and soft fruits. Spicy with medium length and a dry finish
Finish:
Long, full and firm, slightly nutty
Comment:
15. Mar 2016
Nosing:

Taste: FruitFigDateMaltHoney

Finish:

Comment:
03. Mar 2017
Pedro Ximénez cask maturation holds a certain magic that is hard to pin down, and combined with some fine Oloroso butts you get a true sherry monster of a Single Malt! On the nose, there is a nice interplay of intense sweetness and fruity acidity with pears, melons and hints of eucalyptus. After a rich brown sugar arrival, the taste gets more aromatic and slightly dry, featuring a pleasant oak complexity. The finish of GlenDronach 12 is lasting, delicate and chocolaty bitter. This malt is a keeper of consistently good quality and a better value than Macallan.
RATING: 4.0/5.0 ≙ 88 pts
29. Aug 2016
Nosing: SherryCakeGrapeVanillaSweetMelonFruitCherryDried FruitRaisinSpices

Taste: SherryCakeFruitSweetSpicesOilVanillaNutsCaramelCoffee

Finish: SpicesSherrySweetCoffeeDark ChocolateVanilla long and full

Comment:
01. Jan 2017
Nosing: MaltVanillaSherryBerriesWalnut

Taste: OilCherrySherryDried FruitSweetGinger

Finish: medium-long OilOrangeSweet

Comment: My particular bottle was bottled in 2011
Davisscholar
25. Mar 2015
Starts promising, but shows multiple flaws/problems.
Initially musty, with brown sugar notes and Cognac-like perfume. With water, more vanilla, raisin, but also strong cardboard note.
On the palate, sweet, round and rich caramel flavor.
Very short finish due to excessive use of caramel coloring.
milkbonez
11. Jun 2019
Nosing: SherryDried FruitSpicesCinnamonNutsAlcohol

Taste: SherryDried FruitRaisinSweetNuts

Finish: BerriesMalt dry

Comment:
Tomasz
25. Sep 2019
Nosing: CherrySherryDried FruitPepper

Taste: CherryPepperCake

Finish:
medium long
Comment:
This is classic sherried dram. Not very different from Glenfarclas similar ages. Same profile I would say, same spicy character to it. PX not to prominent.
01. Jun 2019
Nosing: PeachSherryVanillaBlackberry

Taste: SherryOrangeHoney

Finish: AlmondsOakGingerPlum

Comment: There is a great deal of complexity in this whisky - but only across a range of fruit influences, rather than crossing into bitter or savory territory. The Oloroso sherry is more prominent in this whisky than are the Pedro Ximenez casks. There are some hints of spice, but they come and go quickly. Even the presence of oak is merely a soft edge marking the threshold between 'Taste' and 'Finish'.

The GlenDronach 12-year old is as-expected in a very good way. It distinguishes itself from other 12-year old standards, and fits well in The GlenDronach's range.