Glendronach is sherry cask matured whisky and you are in no doubt at any time. If we’re talking about sherry bombs, then Glendronach needs to be in the conversation.
There are many that have favorite distilleries, and it could be fun to do a tasting with Macallan, Aberlour, Glenfarclas and Glendronach just to name a few and taste the difference – They all have a 12 year old in the core range bottlings.
I know there is a difference, but can we taste it?
Glendronach, like several other distilleries, was challenged in the 1980s and 90s, but has recovered well.
In 1996, the distillery was shut down and started production up again in 2002.
In 2005, production is shut down for a period to upgrade from direct coal fire under the pot stills to indirect steam heating.
In 2009, Glendronach is ready to relaunch their 12, 15 and 18 year bottlings. The distillery changed owners in 2008 and now the owners of the Benriach distillery are making more different whiskies to the range, including peated editions, until 2016 when Brown Forman buys the distillery and they are keeping up the good taste og Glendronach.
Pyha, it became a bit of a history lesson just to say that this is a wonderful whisky with a good sherry taste.
Glendronach is one of the whiskies one should have in the home bar.
𝙎𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙨: Core range
𝙏𝙮𝙥𝙚: Single Malt
𝘾𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙮: Scotland – Highland
𝘼𝙜𝙚: 12 Years old
𝘼𝙡𝙘 %: 43
𝘾𝙖𝙨𝙠𝙨: Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry
𝙉𝙖𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙡 𝙘𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙪𝙧: Yes
𝘿𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣: ?
𝘽𝙤𝙩𝙩𝙡𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣: ?
𝙍𝙚𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙚𝙙: Relaunch in 2009 after a long mothballed periode
🅼🆈 🆃🅰🆂🆃🅸🅽🅶 🅽🅾🆃🅴🆂
👃: Vinous, vanilla sweetness, a little spicy ginger, green apples and ripe pears, some oak wood and a little soft new leather
👄: Oily feel, dry, warm, sherry dried fruits, wood, pepper, raisin sweetness, maybe a little anis
😋: Sherry at first, then oak and mild raisins, a lovely oily feel
𝙄 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙜𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙨𝙠𝙮: 🥃🥃🥃🥃 (4/6)
🅼🆈 🆁🅰🆃🅸🅽🅶 🆂🆈🆂🆃🅴🅼
🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃 – 𝙀𝙭𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙧𝙮 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙨𝙠𝙮 – 𝙙𝙚𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙮 𝙖 𝙠𝙚𝙚𝙥𝙚𝙧
🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃 – 𝘼 𝙗𝙚𝙖𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙛𝙪𝙡 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙨𝙠𝙮 – 𝙊𝙣𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙝𝙚𝙡𝙛
🥃🥃🥃🥃 – 𝙂𝙤𝙤𝙙 – 𝙈𝙖𝙮𝙗𝙚 𝙢𝙮 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙙𝙧𝙖𝙢
🥃🥃🥃 – 𝙉𝙤𝙩 𝙗𝙖𝙙 – 𝙄’𝙡𝙡 𝙙𝙤 𝙞𝙩 𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙙𝙖𝙮
🥃🥃 – 𝙄𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙛𝙪𝙣 𝙩𝙖𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙄 𝙢𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙙𝙤 𝙞𝙩 𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣
🥃 – 𝙇𝙚𝙩’𝙨 𝙟𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙨𝙖𝙮 𝙄 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙩