The GlenDronach The Hielan 8 YO
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  • sherry bomb
  • spicy
  • sweet
  • caramel
  • raisin
  • smoky
  • dark chocolate
  • dried fruit
  • bitter oak

The GlenDronach

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. 
 
The 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 finally rescued by the BenRiach Distillery Company — God bless ‘em.
 
The 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 The Glendronach 8 YO Hielan. Everything is spot-on with a creamy texture to boot. Cheers to the men of The Glendronach!
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Appearance / Color
Burnished Gold        
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Citrus zest, blossoms, raisins, and spice. 
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Sultanas and apricots, toasted almonds, oak, and butterscotch.
 
Finish 
Crisp with a lingering spice.
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  • sherry bomb
  • spicy
  • sweet
  • caramel
  • raisin
  • smoky
  • dark chocolate
  • dried fruit
  • bitter oak
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
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, though).
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
All of the workers at GlenDronach lived on site, including the distillery manager, staff, excise man, brewer and all of their families.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
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, though).
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
All of the workers at GlenDronach lived on site, including the distillery manager, staff, excise man, brewer and all of their families.
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