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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.

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

Was honest, is honest, will not be honest in the future.

This is a honest basic sherry Whisky, which always was (and still is) in the front row of my whisky cabinet. There are slight variations of the bottlings, my last one of 2020 just needs some air.
Still recommended - especially for 31 Euros!

I stocked up after the recent owner (the US Brown-Forman Cooperation) seems to have decided to chill-filter and will probably dilute it down to 40% ABV. What a shame.

4* now.
Zero* for the future plans.

19th April 2021

Lovely affordable stuff.

Always in my pantry...delicious sherried goodness. have heard that it is going to get chill filtration and the addition of caramel...circa 2021...So I have just bought a case.

14th April 2021

Has gone downhill

Having gone through 3 bottles of the 2019 batch which had become my favourite tipple, the 2020 bottling is very disappointing.

11th March 2021

More flavorful than Aberlour 12 or Balvinie 12 .

More flavorful than Aberlour 12 or Balvinie 12 . We all have our preferences, but I'd say get this over those.

7th February 2021

Macallan 12 taste at 20 bucks less!

Sherry bomb! #*&$ it is good though. Rivals the taste of Macallan 12 at 20 bucks less! Well worth it, and not to dog on Macallan 12 which is excellent its just more expensivd because of the name recognition, which again isnt a bad thing, but if youre looking to save money go with Glendronach 12.

22nd January 2021


Really fantastic sherry cask dram, great value for your money.

28th December 2020

Great transition to a Smokey whisky

Gorgeous whisky has to be one of my favourites

5th December 2020

Smooth, sweet and spicy

Really a nice sweet and smooth sherry cask dram, lots of nuances.

Great quality vs. price.

29th November 2020

Complex and intriguing

Rich caramel, hints of nuts and slight fruit and florals. Glencairn horizontal, on the nose with Glencairn verticle, caramel on top, malted barley under rim; nutty, oaky and spicy on bottom third with a hint of smoke.
Flavor starts spicy, moves into oaky and then nutty. Finishes sweet with fruits and florals.

16th November 2020


Average scotch i'd say. It's not bad but it's nothing special for me either. Maybe i'm not ready for it yet.

29th October 2020

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