Insider knowledge: GlenDronach 15 Year Old Revival whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be GlenDronach 15 Year Old Revival whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
The best standard expression of the Glendronach range in my opinion. A heavily sherryed supremely good whisky. Amongst the best sherry whiskys I've had the pleasure of trying.
12th August 2011
Almost like a dark black forest fruit cake. One of the best sherry whiskys you can get.
17th September 2011
Full sherry nose, hot buttery toffee fills the mouth with a sweet caramel finish. Drink neat as water will dilute the wonderful texture of this delicious whisky.
27th October 2011
I have been trying to expand my tastes in whisky recently and have just been given a bottle of this for christmas. Straight out of the bottle wonderful aromas of toffee, chocolate and mixed spices hit you. In the glass I add a teaspoon of water as this releas es another gorgeous mix of fragrant caramel, spices anx boiled sweets. I've gone through 3/4 of the bottle since xmas day! Definitely one of the best whiskies I have tried
28th December 2011
This is a superb sherryed whisky. Allow it to breathe 10-15 min, with the preferred amount of water to optimise the experience. Chocolate-toffee, some fruitiness i can't quite put my finger on yet, and lovely cinnamon. Long and lingering finish. At the moment I consider this the best whisky in my collection, can't wait to try Allardice...
26th January 2012
This whisky is a perfect 10 in my opinion. One of the richest, most delicious whiskies I've had, and definitely the best sherried malt. Every time I try it it reaveals lots of new layers of complexity.
22nd June 2012
A lovely sherried whisky from Glendronach. Wonderful aromas of toffee with an underlying citrus hint. Buttered popcorn on the palate alongside the sherry and brown sugar. a 92/100 for me. Will be buying another bottle soon!
15th July 2012
The last time I tasted a Glendronach was about 20 years ago. WIth that terrible experience I am still biased. The reviews for this one caught my attention and I tried the Revival. This was a big surprise, since the destillery has evolved considerably producing this fine whisky. They still have to find their way into the top whiskies. The nutty and fruity flavor was very interesting. Though I would buy a Dalmore for the nutty flavor and I am not a nutty person.
31st July 2012
Very characteristic and rich Speyside profile. I doubt if you can get more Speyside flavours and quality for that price. (Though, as far as I remember, Glendronach distillery is actually placed in Highlands.)
7th August 2012
Hmmm. Not so sure. I bought this after drinking the Glenfarclas 15 and reading a review on the page stating that this was better. It doesn't have that sherry hit that the Glenfarclas has for me. Don't get me wrong, it is a sweet dram, but not the explosion in the mouth sherry sweetness I love from the Glenfarclass. Maybe I shouldn't be comparing the two, but they are similar malts. It's nowhere near as sweet, in fact a little bitter on the finish. Still a nice dram though, just not what I was hoping for.
22nd August 2012
I was persuaded to purchase this by the majority of write ups above this comment. I have to say... I was impressed! By far, the deepest, darkest speyside I have seen thus far at such an early age. The sherry notes are certainly there, however, this never puts me off as I love sherry notes. Strong in its own right, the finish lingers... for a while...
I was persuaded to buy, so should you! It should not disappoint if you like your sherry drams! Good value for money too! BUY IT! :-P
25th September 2012
We sampled this one at one of our monthly meetings and all agreed what a beautifully sherried faultless whisky, so moreish that you immediately wanted another. Definitely one of the very best.
28th September 2012
I love everything about this single malt. well, I am personally a fan of less busy labels on bottles, but overlook that and you're in for a treat. This thing simply amazes me every time I pour myself a dram. I would have a little dram of some other stuff sometimes, before having this. and even then, after a few drams this is the one that makes me go "wow, this thing is amazing". the nose is full of sherry, nuttiness to it... then the arrival, wow, it's so full on, you get coffee, fruit, toffee... texture is great, really thick and almost chevy. Finish is long, it lingers and just sits there putting a smile on your face. I can absolutely recommend Glendronach 15 YO revival, really good stuff.
29th November 2012
I read through the other reviews and find there's nothing I can add. Now to rate it: do I consider the fact that the price to value ratio is unbelievable? Or rank it as though I just spent $400 on it (which I have done on several other whiskies)? If I consider price to value, it's 20 stars out of 10 (!!); I guess on taste alone it's *just* a perfect 10.
5th February 2013
I stumbled on to this whisky. Ordinarily, I am willing to spend mo for quality and so I do. But at this price, thie value to taste ratio is stunning. Absolutely stunning. Blind-testing, I mistake this for spirits three times this one in price.
21st February 2013
Bought a bottle off the back of trying the Speyside tasting set! Love it!
19th May 2013
like others above I cant add much. I love nutty/fruity/caramel scotch and this has it all. you can often get a slight sulphrous whiff when Oloroso casks are used but not here, its just pure bliss from the first nosing to the last fading of the taste and I cant wait till I finish the bottle so I can buy another - my only 10/10 (so far !!)
5th June 2013
Highland Park 18 has been my go to for many years. After being let down with a few recent HP18 purchases (quality seems to vary) I decided to try something new and I am very glad I was turned on to this fine single malt Scotch. Simply Amazing, especially for the price.
12th June 2013
Just bought a bottle and I always keep an open mind when drinking whisky. This is sweet from the sherry casks but not too sweet, easy to drink with a hint of chocolate but not too much from the after taste. Would I buy this again? 100% for sure. One of my top 5 whiskys of all time.
17th September 2013
As the title says, 100/100 to me - if you have any interest in sherry & scotch you won't find a better scotch AND value anywhere.
14th November 2013
A quite amazing dram......Sherried oak whisky at its finest, it even tops glenfarclas 15 for me, which is some kind of statement. Hats of to Billy Walker and all at Glendronach. Tapadh Leibh!!
30th November 2013