The Glendronach Distillery was founded in 1826 and stands as one of the first licensed distilleries in Scotland. It is located in a secluded spot in Aberdeenshire, dedicated to producing richly Sherried Scotch style with their 4 copper pot stills. In 2002 it was mothballed until 2008 when it was sold to BenRiach.
The Glendronach 15 Year oldRevival celebrates the revitalization of Glendronach, after it was bought by The BenRiach Distillery in 2008. This Scotch is aged for 15 years exclusively in Olorosso Sherry casks, making it wonderfully raisiny, savory and fruity. It’s a favorite among Scotch enthusiasts, sitting right in-between the 18YO and 12YO Glendronach, quite possibly the best in their whole range.
Sherry, smoke, mandarin oranges on the nose. Sugar, smoke, and sweet caramel on the palate. Has a bit of an unpleasant metallic aftertaste, but overall a very hearty and satisfying sherried scotch.
I was talked into buying this rather than the 12 year old, it is smooth, and sweet but not as fruity as the 12
Sweet Sherry the first release was best though still a firm favourite!
A deep copper color and smells of raisins, toasted nuts and warm caramel. While light in texture it's a full bodied and full flavored dram with a good warmth all the way down.
great flavor, complex notes, long and lingering on the palate.
Not the astounding dram I was expecting, but still great. Great sherry notes. Some dark chocolate here and there. Real smooth.
Delightful! It is full, rich and complex with flavors that just keep coming.
Covers all the bases, a very nice pour...
Round, warm and wonderful. Full, mouth-filling flavor with plenty of sherry, vanilla, and cherry. Notes of baking spice and a touch of smoke show in a long finish.
My first GlenDronach and I must say I found this to be a real pleasure. The nose was very pleasant and a little fruity. The taste was quite delicious and got the sweetness that reminded me of dried dates and raisons. The finish was quite pleasant with no bitterness. This to me is a solid 8.5 or higher and I am glad I picked up a bottle. Would definitely recommend this to my friends.
Well rounded dram with multiple layers. Sherry up front but not overpowering. You get a lot some bitter cocoa and orange peel along with an oaky, peppery spice that balances well with the sweet dried raisin and some subtle vanilla, plum sweetness. Very complex and different from the 12
The texture and subtle flavors of this Scotch are outstanding. The aspect I enjoy most, is the lingering tasting notes WITHOUT any bite or bitterness. This will remain on the top of my list, for favorite Scotches of all time!
Nose has loads of sherry and some cinnamon and banana. Palate is smooth with cherry, a touch of earth and baking spice. Finish is long with a lingering hint of smoke. Loved it!
Great sherry bomb. Lively and playful. The best bang for your buck in the Glendronach line.
fruity? kind of sour
Probably the best scotch I’ve tasted so far! Smooth and perfectly balanced, makes me think of a chocolate-covered cherry.
Amazing dram. Medium body, smooth finish with a lasting taste of rich wood
Easily my favourite. Used to be Glenfarclas 25 but this, taking into account the price, is a clear winner
This is a very good Sherry forward whiskey. The flavor starts off sweet with some fruity notes and brown sugar. It has a nice warming finish. Very smooth!
Really like this Scotch. Fruity and sweet on the palate. Think figs or dark cherries. There's a bit of oak, but it's not the most obvious flavor. Tinge of licorice. The finish is niiice. Fruity flavors last. Id take this over MacAllan 12 Sherry oak and day.
Superb taste and flavor profile!!! One of my favorites!!!
The nose on the Glendronach 15 is excellent. I really enjoyed the taste also. Lots of sherry and some smoke. An outstanding combination. A favorite.
The sherry is amazing but it is a bit too smoky for my taste. But if you like smoke and sherry then you will love this.
Very good! I really enjoyed the finish. Tried it in a bar and went out looking for the whole bottle after. Good smokey taste for those that don't like peat (like me)
Very unique taste
Sherry with chocolate
One of my best ever..ethereal
The 15 really is a nice upgrade from the 12 (which is also very good). Upon pouring the first glass, I smelled that sherry and a bit of a cherry cough syrup smell. I let the glass sit for 15 minutes. When I returned it was like Christmas cake with raisins. A very substantial nose. The mouthfeel is not heavy but not watery either. It is very pleasant on arrival and as it travels through your mouth. You'll pick up some sour notes (I'm not a big fan of sour so it's the only part of the experience I was iffy about). It finishes with a bite but settles nicely. In moments you'll be ready for your next taste. I'm very happy with this purchase.
A perfect 10, hints of caramel, vanilla, chocolate and smoke.. Outstanding!!’
This is the scotch that got me into scotch. The color is a beautiful deep red. The nose is strong with hints of vanilla and sherry but does not betray the bevy of flavors within the dram. A flavorful sherry taste, but not overly sweet. It has a bit of a strong initial flavor but is still nice and smooth to finish. It has just a hint of a smokey finish without being overly peaty. A great, complex, and nuanced combination of flavors that leaves one satisfied time and again. Easily a daily drinker for a sophisticated palate. I bought 2 cases, I will never be without this dram in my bar. I would happily buy this at any occasion given.
Really great but complex initial flavor. Finishes beautifully.
One of my all time favorites! Gets a 92/100 for me;-)
Incredible mix of caramel notes.
Amazing and delicious
My absolute favorite single malt. I prefer it neat where I experience notes of hot buttery toffee with a lingering caramel finish. Thankfully I still have 3 and a half bottles of this now extinct sensory treasure.
Best 15 year on the market. Even more so than Dalmore's 15, and that's saying something. This is a heavily sherried whisky, sweet but unrefined/pure.