sherry bomb
oak
sweet
creamy vanilla
milk chocolate
dried fruit
nutty
raisin
spicy
Spiral The GlenDronach 12 Year Old Original

The GlenDronach
12 Year Old Original
Reviews and Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Deep amber-red gold.

Nose / Aroma / Smell 
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.
Price:
$52.99
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The GlenDronach 12 Year Old Original is adored for its sherry bomb, oak, sweet and creamy vanilla flavor notes.

This Scotch is carefully distilled at The GlenDronach distillery, Highland.

Based on 226 votes, the average rating for The GlenDronach 12 Year Old Original is 8/10.

Top reviews for The GlenDronach 12 Year Old Original:

— Sherry bomb, Px and oloroso , soft vanilla, dried fruits with a nice spice finish. All of this with a $60 Price point, buy it!

— One of my favorite scotches

— Nice, smooth with a nice balance of sweet and spice. Full bodied!!

The GlenDronach 12 Year Old Original

(0.75l, 43%)


8/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of The GlenDronach 12 Year Old Original
Wesley
Wesley,
Solid entry by GlenDronach. Could have used a few more years in the barrel, but otherwise tasty.
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Bubble Yum Bubblegum.
 
Andy
Andy,
Starting to think I am not a scotch person. I like Laphroig but this was just ok. Has a nice nose with orange cream notes. Taste is just meh. Don't judge too harshly as I really like sweet Bourbon.
 
guest
guest,
Sherry bomb, Px and oloroso , soft vanilla, dried fruits with a nice spice finish. All of this with a $60 Price point, buy it!
 
KEVIN
KEVIN,
New to my wet bar. Excellent Scotch. No smoke sherry flavor. Incredible.
 
Angel
Angel,
A sherry bomb to say the least. Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso all day in this dram. Buttery rich ripe fruits, subtle citrus notes. Dry but full finish. Complexity city.
 
guest
guest,
Mostly sherry on the nose. Initial taste was heavy sherry and some oak. Finish had some vanilla and spicy flavors. I liked it overall, nicely rounded.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
The sherry and oak are to die for in this dram. Beautifully well rounded with a sweet vanilla and nutty lasting flavor. Just the right amount of salty spice to it on the end. Quite lovely
 
guest
guest,
As its brother, the Cask Strenght edition, it has a sweet and smooth character. Unfortunately, it lacks in punch due to the ”just” 43%. Great scotch nevertheless.
 
Jose
Jose,
My favorite 12yr
 
Mark
Mark,
Great Sherry bomb and smooth from start to finish
 
Abhishek
Abhishek,
One of my favorite scotches
 
Jason
Jason,
Very peaty, strong
Orlando
Orlando,
Not peaty
Burton
Burton,
Rich fruit, vanilla, some cereal and nuttiness. Worth a look.
 
James
James,
Very nice, quite possibly a most favorite.
 
Eli
Eli,
Wonderful full flavor
 
Kent
Kent,
Nice, but I prefer others...
 
Jacob
Jacob,
It was solid. I wouldn't buy again. There's other 12-year bottles that are comparable/maybe better. But solid taste if you like smooth sherry cask finish!
 
Gary
Gary,
Great! This is my new fave Oruro sherry cask whiskey. Very similar to the Macallan 12 but without the surfer. Highly recommend!
 
Michael
Michael,
just okay. warm and strong flavors. I guess I just don't like my whisky finished in wine casks
 
Ben
Ben,
A good balance between spice and sweeetness. Has a full body and a nice finish.
 
Richard
Richard,
A good whisky, all of the flavor of the 15 year revival, but none of the subtlety that the older expressions bring. If the 15 year were not available I suppose I might buy this from time to time, to reminisce on it's delicious older sibling, but this was likely a one time purchase for me. The 15 year revival exists at the intersection of the taste and affordability. This has a great sherry taste but the flavor is more strong and forward compared to the older expression.
 
Will
Will,
Nice, smooth with a nice balance of sweet and spice. Full bodied!!
 
Steve
Steve,
Not bad by any means, but if I'm going for a sherried scotch, I prefer The Lasanta, especially given the difference in price.
 
guest
guest,
My favorite scotch to date. Amazing all around flavor with no overwhelming notes, perfect balance.
 
Doug
Doug,
Hints of berries to go with the sherry…not very strong and kind of mellow, which is fine. A good dram but there's other sherry finished 12's that I find better. For example, I'd choose the Macallan 12 or Glenfarclas 12 over this if I had a choice. I find the Macallan and Glenfarclas more complex (and I prefer the Glenfarclas's subtleness and oiliness). Still, the GlenDronach is plenty good.
 
Greg
Greg,
My introduction to Glendronach was the 15 year Revival, which I describe a scotch with full-flavor, depth and texture. So, I wanted to try their entry bottle, the 12 year. And I’m impressed. Yes, 3 years aging makes a difference. Still, this 12 year is a palatable delight. Flavor rich sherry and sweet spicy heat, it goes down easily. Great addition to my bar.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Drinks smoth, great sherry taste and full body scotch. This is an incredible value and drinks far above its price point.
 
Mikel
Mikel,
Near perfect bottle-will be stocking my bar with this from now on! The nose has a mulled spiciness to it and the flavor switches it up by being only slightly spicy, very little heat. Medium weight mouthfeel and a good pleasing mouthfeel.
 
Seth
Seth,
Spicy and smooth. Very little peat in the flavor, very enjoyable.
 
Jordan
Jordan,
Smoother sherry scotch with a bit of spice on the end. Minimal to no peat. Hard to beat at this price point for me.
 
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
 
guest
guest,
I'm sorry
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Decent bottle of scotch
 
guest
guest,
Delicious, great bottle to share with those new to scotch
 
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