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The GlenDronach 12 Year Old

(70cl, 43%)

The GlenDronach 12 Year Old

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GlenDronach 12 Year Old Bottling Note

If sherried single malt is very much your thing, then GlenDronach is a name you should get to know very well. The distillery resides in the Highlands, busily working away on some incredible expressions, with sherried malt sitting at the core of many of them. This particular dram, The GlenDronach 12 Year Old, is allowed to age in a combination of Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez casks from Spain, resulting in generous helpings of dried fruit and Christmas spice running through it.

Please note: We're afraid we can't guarantee which vintage you will receive. It'll still be yummy GlenDronach no matter the vintage, mind!

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Rich cereals, struck match, raisin, cinnamon, caramelised sugar. Opens with some sweeter PX and lots of delicious raw ginger before becoming creamier with hazelnuts.

Palate: Fruits, peels, buttery. Pain au chocolat, a little marmalade on toast before becoming firmer and nuttier with spiced raisins.

Finish: Smoky toffee and nut brittle.

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GlenDronach 12 Year Old Reviews


A perfect single malt for those who find some of the more traditional top shelf single malts a little confronting. A gentle whiskey of not much character.

24th March 2023

Underwhelmed sadly

It seems pretty well integrated, but the casks seem pretty tired too.
Malt, a bit of fruit, and the dry char from the casks
It's perfectly drinkable, but the sherry influence is pretty muted. Certainly, Glenallackie is much more sherry driven, although that's far less balanced than this.
I keep looking for a replacement for Fauna and Flora Mortlach 16, and I'm yet to find it

17th January 2023

Sorry- Rather dull

Palates are different, and I tend to favour peated though occasionally like a sweeter dram but this was just run of the mill. For a 12 year old and given all the hype, I would have expected more depth and finish. Yes it was smooth, and dried fruits and bit of spice coming through but that’s it.

1st January 2023


Lovely smooth rich single malt at a very reasonable price. All the taste notes are as described making it a pleasant easy single malt to drink without water giving a lovely aroma with each sip.

11th October 2022

Third Bottle of this one

Love this malt. I'll not describe it, I'll just say that I'm on my third bottle. Easy drinking single malt. The sherry aging really helps. Yes, there are better examples out there at a higher price but this slips down really nicely

14th September 2022

the fab 12

great 12 this.. lots of dried fruits and spices i n this, and yet still pretty smooth. a little plumbers putty on nose is always a good sign in a whisky.

13th August 2022

Great nose

This one needs air and some time. The nose is very fruity but in my opinion the palate isn't as good. Still would buy another bottle for sure. Gonna dig deeper to glendronach range.

2nd August 2022

12yo Glendronach

I just love Glendronach, what more can I say.

25th June 2022


Really tasty sherried malt. Well balanced, nice amount of sweetness and very smooth. I'm enjoying sipping this without any water.

25th June 2022

A cracker

I bought this on the strength of the tasting notes and the reviews and, by jiminy, I wasn't disappointed. Lovely, smooth, subtle sherry and whisky flavours marry effortlessly together. So easy to drink neat, I've no idea what a drop of water might do to it. Definitely one to buy again.

23rd April 2022

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