GlenDronach 12 Year Old Original

GlenDronach 12 Year Old Original

(0.75l, 43%)


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A Quintessential GlenDronach.

James Allardice was the second person to apply for a license to distill Whisky in Scotland, way back in 1826. Them’s some good times, my friend! Over the years, GlenDronach has been owned by a veritable Who’s-Who of the historic lineage of Whisky masters; from Walter Scott, to Captain Charles Grant, and William Teacher & Sons.

The late 1990’s saw some troubled times for the proud distillery, and many thought that the Spirit suffered. But the good times roll again! The BeRaich Distillery Company bought out the property and has restored this Highland single malt to its former glory, and then some. Their entire Whisky line is “Sherried,” meaning matured only in Oloroso Sherry casks. Highland, single malt, Sherry casks, proper aging … We're sold!  

This classy 12-year-old single malt was re-launched in 2009. Aged in a mixture of ex-Sherry casks for a minimum of 12 years. Non-chill filtered, and naturally colored...bottled at 43% ABV, this release is a sweet, creamy dream… err, Dram… with warm, rich oak, and classic un-peated, Sherried notes. This single malt has GlenDronach written all over it. Not to mention it's won a fair share of Gold medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the World Whiskies Awards, and the IWSC.

  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    12 Year Old

Flavour Spiral™

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sherry bomb
oak
sweet
creamy vanilla
milk chocolate
dried fruit
nutty
raisin
spicy
What does GlenDronach 12 Year Old Original taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in GlenDronach 12 Year Old Original and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most single malts are matured longer).

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Deep amber-red gold.

Nose / Aroma
Sweet, creamy vanilla, hints of ginger, spiced mulled wine and pear.

Taste / Flavor / Palate
Warm, rich oak and sherry sweetness, full mouth feel, raisins and soft fruits.

Finish
Long, spicy with full and firm, slightly nutty dry finish.

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Ratings & Reviews
Kevin
Kevin,
Come to daddy! Where you been hiding? I just got this, so god knows I might have an entirely different opinion by the time I get through the bottle, but right now it seems a great value, and a bit different from the Speyside whiskey I'm most used to.
 
Wesley
Wesley,
Really an easy drinking Scotch. Sweet and lightly smoked. The mix of PX and Olorosso casks is perfect for my palette. I tasted this head-to -head with Macallan 12 and was surprised at the results. This beat Macallan 12 easily. (At least according to both me and the Misses). I paid about 150% the cost of Macallan 12 for this. Maybe you’ll think it’s worth 150% the cost of The Macallan 12. It’s a good pour but it should be considering the cost.
 
Piotr
Piotr,
Incredible smell - full, sweet, sherried. Dry taste, a little spicy, next vanilla. Quite long finish sweet notes, some raisins. It is a really good whisky. Only spicy taste is stopping me from adding this whisky to my favorites.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
My desert island scotch. The sherry is perfectly weighted - still obviously drinking whisky, but its sweetness leads without being overpowering. This for sherry, Talisker for peat, and I'd probably be set for life.
 
Andrej
Andrej,
Soft. Some more character needed.
 
Kenneth
Kenneth,
Bit spicey . Mild Smokey peat and honey.flavor wheel suggests a more complex whisky than I taste.
 
Marwin
Marwin,
"Everyday" Single Malt Whisky...
 
Richard
Richard,
A bit spicier to the Glenlivet 12 year.
 
Michael
Michael,
Smooth, very sweet. Lighter bodied; flavor doesn't linger very long.
 
Dinesh
Dinesh,
Oaky and smooth
 
anonymous
anonymous,
I'm sorry
 
Will
Will,
Nice, smooth with a nice balance of sweet and spice.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Decent bottle of scotch
 
anonymous
anonymous,
Delicious, great bottle to share with those new to scotch
 
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