Glendronach 12 Year Old Original70cl / 43%
- Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
Glendronach 12 Year Old Original Reviews
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.
32 Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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.
This whisky is just like a delicious dessert. Rich, fruity and sweet.
A proper traditional whisky. Well made and good quality.
When you find what you like, why look further ?
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.
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
For a single malt 12 years old!!! Simply the best
My favourite whiskey