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.

45 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    9 August

    A bit pricey if you get it through this service but if you can't find it in stores it's worth the experience.

  • 5
    24 June

    Love the Sherry finish on this one

  • 5
    23 April

    Fantastic Dram. Sherry monster smooth. Definitely after dinner dram for me. The combination of Pedro Ximenez & Oloroso Sherry is sublime wort every penny.

  • 4
    11 April

    A very nice whisky, especially at a fairly reasonable price (in Ontario, Canada). The lovely sherry is evident, with notes of raisins, caramelized sugar and a bit of vanilla. This is a great dessert dram.

  • 4
    14 March

    Really liked it , very smooth and like the Sherry finish.

  • 4
    27 February

    Smooth, fruity, spicy. very enjoyable sipping.

  • 5
    23 December 2016

    First experience with a true single malt scotch whisky. Interesting experience indeed. I cannot distinguish a full range of the nose, taste or subtleties of this whisky but I am enjoying it. It does have a sweetness to it but it also has a crispness, or boldness... sort of a yin and yang if you will. A pleasant sipping experience indeed.

  • 3
    9 November 2016

    High viscosity. Oily coatline and slow Legs. Nose - heavily Sherried, very sweet, caramelised sugars, dried fruit, honey, slight orange, a little spicey. Left to air for 30 mins or more, cereal gets stronger. Palate - sweet, sugary, sherry, fruity, orange marmalade, honey. Finish - medium, fruity, spicey.

  • 5
    31 August 2016

    This is a delicious highland whisky that's fully matured and not just finished in sherry casks. My only complaint is that it's not more available in the US. On the nose it's sweet and dense like maple syrup. On the palate rich,full bodied and smooth with plenty of fruity sherried sweetness. The finish is long and warming with plenty of sherried fruit and just enough spice for balance. Delicious stuff that should be easier to find.

  • 5
    17 August 2016

    I love this ! I agree with Mike in that I also like a sherried finish. There is a sweetness mixed with fruit and toffee with a very clean and moreish taste. I risked this and am so glad I did! Once finished I will get another one.....

  • 5
    24 May 2016

    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 2016

    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 2016

    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 2016

    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 2016

    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 2016

    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.

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