Glendronach 12 Year Old Original

70cl / 43%
  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Glendronach 12 Year Old Original
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A dense, heavily-sherried dram from a distillery now producing again after a six-year layoff. A malt best suited to after-dinner sipping.
Distillery Bottling
12 Year Old


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Vanilla Vanilla
  • Leaves Leaves
  • Raisins Raisins
  • Apple Apple
  • Toffee Toffee
  • Oak Oak

Glendronach 12 Year Old Original Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Billy A

    Nose: Sweet, rich and spicy fruit, with sugared lemons and limes, granny smith apples, honey and caramel.

    Palate: Toffee sweetness, apples, a hint of vanilla and a rich dark fruit background. Water lightens things with more orchard fruit, but without diminishing the richness of the dark fruit hiding underneath.

    Finish: Dusty wood, raisins and sweet fruit leaves

    Comments: A solid sherried whisky sitting at the bottom of the Glendronach range but punching above well above its price-point.

35 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    5 days ago

    This is my goto dram, almost all the time. I love sherried finish. So much so that I'm almost done my second bottle of the year. And its not too bad at $50.00 CAD.

  • 5
    2 May

    Having tried the 15 year old previously! I succumbed to the temptation of a Dram of 12 year old Glenrothes. I was pleasantly surprised and impressed with the depth of flavours and also smoothness. The spiced fruitiness of raisins coupled by a late toffee and citrus lingering on the tongue made it a pleasure to sample.

  • 4
    14 April

    Really tasty scotch with plenty of flavour, if not that subtle. Gives you the flavours of a sherry cask but is still clearly a highland. It is a bit dry on the finish for me but still great value for money.

  • 4
    29 January

    Nose - Grapes and pears with Granny Smith sourness of apples. A whiff or demerara sugar. Palate - vanilla and sharp apple balanced by sweetness. Perhaps a little thin on mouthfeel. Finish - spicecand toffee with a hint of dryness. Overall not a bad dram if perhaps a little thin. Doesn't have the 'chewy' finish of some other Highlander or Speysiders. A decent dram though.

  • 2
    25 January

    Disappointing...I had read and heard about this one for a while as being excellent. Being a fan of Dalmore, I had heard that this one was even better. Unfortunately, Glendronach 12 turned out to be rather a humdrum affair, tasting more like a slightly sherried Speysider than a rich Highland malt. I did get a lot of grapes on the nose and in the taste, but found the woody notes overwhelming, and the dryness off-putting. Dalmore 12 is a far richer, silkier scotch with a much more memorable flavour. I know Dalmore has its haters, and Glendronach seems to have the majority vote as one of the best, but I'll take Dalmore any day over this.

  • 5
    15 January

    On the nose, this one reminds me of burning orange zest (as they do for some cocktails). A really impressive bold sherry taste, nice and sweet. This is a good staple for any whisky collection.

  • 5
    16 October 2015

    This whisky is just like a delicious dessert. Rich, fruity and sweet.

  • 5
    31 August 2015

    A proper traditional whisky. Well made and good quality.

  • 5
    30 August 2015

    When you find what you like, why look further ?

  • 4
    25 August 2015

    Really good sherry cask whisky, and comparing prices with other similar drams, good value for 12yo, 43%, unchillfiltered and natural colour. Yes, the 15 and 18 are better, but with this whisky, you do get what you pay for and this is well worth the money.

  • 3
    17 August 2015

    The descriptions on the box make it sound way better than it is. Its good, but i expected more. Im on my second bottle, since so many positive reviews I'd thought i give it another chance so I got another bottle. It disappoints again. I mean its not bad, if you want a medium bodied sherry scotch for the price, this is probably the best you''re gonna get. Personally, I like the macallan 12 better, its richer and has more body. If you can get that, get it instead. Overall: Its a good sherried dram, but i was expecting more. The nose is sweet, and you''d think the palate is going to carry what the nose is telling you. Its just on the palate its not that thick and creamy like the notes that are on the box what woud lead you to believe. I probably wouldn''t buy another bottle, If you want something easy drinking thats sherried get the Macallan 12. If you want something like this but sweeter and heavier get the glenflarclas 105

  • 5
    16 July 2015

    For a single malt 12 years old!!! Simply the best

  • 5
    26 June 2015

    My favourite whiskey

  • 5
    14 March 2015

    What a lovely drop! Heavy sherry beauty product with fantastic dark berries flavor and aftertaste all the way. From the first sniff till the last after taste drop. Lovely Good Night cup... ??

  • 4
    13 March 2015

    This is very good for a heavily sherried whisky. A fantastic nose of figs and prunes!

  • 5
    21 January 2015

    For the price, this is an outstanding whiskey!

  • 5
    22 December 2014

    Excellent. Son of friends attending University of Edinburgh brought a bottle back to New York as a Christmas present. This has become an annual gift. I will be sorry when he graduates.

  • 5
    2 November 2014

    I think it is bloody brilliant!!!

  • 5
    21 October 2014

    17 year old? Someone told me that due to the distillery closing from 96 til 2002 all the whisky that is marked 12 year old is actually 17 or 18 year old as none was produced til march spril 2002. So by that logic this is a v good value 18 year old if bottled in jan 2014. Its a nice story anyway and a lovely drop!! 21st October 2014

  • 5
    22 June 2014

    In a class of its own

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