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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


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

Not too sweet, sherry heavy, and well balanced. For value, one I like to keep in stock at all times.

Very quick from order to pouring a dram - well done MoM. Still a favourite of mine and great value, despite CF/NCF situation. Hard to match this for a 12 year old, sherried malt from the highlands.

1st April 2022

Four and a half stars at this price!

Its taken a lot of flack from the old boys club since new ownership. I think the stuff remains pretty damn good if not mindblowing. its also rather cheap compared to a lot of its rivals. I actually prefer the 12 to the 15 which I found underwhelming.

26th February 2022

Highland whisky as it used to be... and ought to be!

A near replacement for The Macallan as it used to be about two decades ago. If you search your nose and palate hard you can find some faint notes that aren't quite "right", but this is a very drinkable and genuine sherry-cask malt at a reasonable price, which is sadly a rarity these days.

All I can say is, if you like this style of malt, then encourage your aunts, mother, mother-in-law and grannies to take up drinking (quality) sherry once again. Because the current 'other brands' are, literally, a pale imitation of how most Highland whisky used to be. The Glendronach thankfully isn't, and hopefully will stay that way for some time.
RIP Macallan and Highland Park, unless you can pull your socks way, way back up.

2nd February 2022

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