GlenDronach The Hielan 8 YO


The Hielan 8 YO

(0.7l, 43%)

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If you were to draw a target to bulls-eye what a Highland, single-malt Whisky should be it would be shaped like Glendronach 8 YO Hielan. 
Glendronach Distillery was founded in 1826 by James Allardice whose name is still proudly displayed on the bottle. They are smack dab in the middle of the Highland action. Over the nearly 200 years of their history, this traditional distillery has been bought, sold, and traded more times than a Chicago politician. But in 2008 they were rescued from the Dark Lords of Pernod Ricard by the BenRiach Distillery CompanyGod bless ‘em.
Glendronach currently has 14 single-malt expressions in their core line up. Yes, they have won a lot of awards. But the best award—and the only one you probably care about—is that they have a devoted cadre of followers who make a spirit of the Glendronach line their own, personal, daily dram. 

In the Doric dialect of Gaelic, Hielan means “Highland” … makes sense, right? And that is EXACTLY what you have here—a classic single-malt expression from the Highlands. Eight years old, aged in Bourbon and Sherry casks, bottled at the magical 46% ABV, never chill-filtered, no artificial colors. Boom!
If you were to draw a target to bulls-eye what a Highland, single-malt Whisky should be it would be shaped like Glendronach 8 YO Hielan. Everything is spot-on with a creamy texture to boot. Cheers to the men of Glendronach!

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  • Style
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
    Highland Whisky
  • Country
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
  • Bottler
  • Age
    8 Year Old

Flavour Spiral™

About The Flavour Spiral

citrus zest
white pepper
What does GlenDronach The Hielan 8 YO taste like?

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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
Burnished Gold        
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Citrus zest, blossoms, raisins, and spice 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Sultanas and apricots, toasted almonds, oak, and butterscotch
Crisp with a lingering spice 
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of GlenDronach The Hielan 8 YO
Occasionally shows trickles of its youth, but otherwise a finely layered collection of flavors. Very promising from Glendronach.
Very good aged taste-surprisingly smooth
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