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8 June 2020

GlenDronach 12yo Original

Can you name a better way to ease into the dreaded Monday than with this classic from the Highlands?

GlenDronach 12yo is easily one of our go-to sherried twelve years olds. Mainly because it’s, of course, GlenDronach. But also because it’s balanced to near perfection. A good introduction to sherry maturation in any whisky tasting session. This whisky has matured on both PX as Oloroso casks and it’s bottled at 43% ABV:

Tasting notes


Nose

Apples, cherries, raisins, warming spices and oak

Palate

Spiced oak, cherries, vanilla, apples and a faint hint of buttery popcorn

Finish

Warming, sweet and lightly spicy, raisins, oak and stone fruits

We remember some older bottlings of the 12yo that were true sherrybombs, this one however, is not. Times are different now, but we still are able to enjoy this whisky. Balanced and pure, an easy but nevertheless complex-ish sipper.