28 March 2018

GlenDronach 8yo “The Hielan”

The 2015 addition to GlenDronach’s core range: this 8 year old ‘The Hielan’, aged in Bourbon and Sherry casks.

Tasting notes


Wood, apples, toffee coated almonds and a bit of chocolate.


Cookies (malty), plums, oranges, lemon and spicy wood.


Vanilla biscuits, pepper, cereals, grassy notes and oak spices. There’s a hint of raisins, but you’ll have to look hard.

A very fresh bottle, with a slightly bitter aftertaste. It seems to be the trend to drop the age statement, but luckily not in this case. What you see is what you get. But if you’re looking for a bit more sherry influence, do yourself a favour and take the 12 year old (or any older sherry-matured Glendronach of course). But it’s a great starter to kick off your #whiskywednesday .
What are your thoughts on this bottle?