Glendronach 12 Year Old Original

70cl / 43%
  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Glendronach 12 Year Old Original
Web Exclusive Price £41.95 £34.96 ex VAT (£59.93 per litre)
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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.

66 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    18 March

    Bought this on a whim and I'm so glad I did. Such a great accompaniment for a cigar. Just ordered the 18 year old cannot wait for it to arrive.

  • 4
    14 February

    This definitely tastes sweet with fruits like raisins and apple. Although maybe not something I would get a whole bottle of again.

  • 5
    25 December 2018

    Very smooth. Took a flask to an after meeting and everyone was impressed. For the price it belies it's age.

  • 5
    19 November 2018


  • 5
    27 October 2018

    Fabulous tipple at an excellent price

  • 3
    19 October 2018

    Nice sherried whisky. Perfumed fruit, spicy oak, all rounded off by a creamy vanilla and toffee. However, the finish is just alright. It's good, especially for the price, but I much prefer a Macallan 12 Sherry cask.

  • 5
    8 October 2018

    This is my go to dram. Rich creamy Christmas fruit on the palate. Full finish always satisfies.

  • 5
    5 August 2018

    Two years go (7/61) A good friend and I spent two weeks in the Highlands visiting single malt distilleries. We based out of Dufftown and managed to visit 14. I could go on for hours and many paragraphs... but the take-away was that the one bottle I was legally allowed to bring back was this sherry casked 12 year aged sumptuous & most splendid example of single malt this whisky. This is a very special example of the art of distilling.

  • 5
    4 August 2018

    Liquid Christmas Pudding - Lovely!

  • 5
    17 June 2018

    An amazing dram! taste, smell, finish, value for money, sherry :)

  • 5
    11 April 2018

    Lovely fruity dram

  • 5
    13 February 2018

    if you want a whisky that does it all for not much buck this is the winner this should be the 500 quid bottle, it is that good, except revival that is

  • 5
    23 January 2018

    Originally sold to me as christmas cake in a bottle and that is exactly what you get. Sweetness on the nose and very rich with tastes of sugar and toffee. I absolutely love this dram and is excellent value.

  • 5
    17 January 2018

    Great mouthfeel stemming from the lack of chill filtration. On the nose, nice vanilla. On the palate, strong raisins and prunes. The finish is medium-long, with a spiciness leading to an oaky dryness. Excellent dram, great value.

  • 5
    12 January 2018

    My everyday dram. And that by no means is a compromise, an absolute steal at the price. Sweet with a sherry character. Would never get tired of this fine dram.

  • 5
    5 January 2018

    the best

  • 5
    3 January 2018

    This is really fantastic. The body is oily and delicious. I took one sip and it's like the liquid just coated my whole brain. Perhaps not everyone's bag (though I also like a more delicate drink too). To say it's sweet and smooth is an understatement.

  • 4
    3 January 2018

    Got this as a Christmas gift from my son who likes me to try a new to me single malt. I love the finish and this is one that I'll be buying the second bottle.

  • 5
    31 December 2017

    I really love sherried scotch, and this is one of the best. Against The Macallan 12 Sherry Oak, to me, it seems to be slightly richer and more savory.

  • 5
    29 December 2017

    Excellent just as the tasting notes said

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