Glendronach 12 Year Old Original

70cl / 43%
  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Glendronach 12 Year Old Original
Web Exclusive Price £39.45 £32.88 ex VAT (£56.36 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.

55 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    13 February

    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

    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

    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

    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

    the best

  • 5
    3 January

    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

    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

  • 5
    27 December 2017

    I have bought this whisky before but have only been able to find it in specialty shops in Scotland It is a very good none peaty whisky with a hint of vanilla.

  • 5
    9 August 2017

    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 2017

    Love the Sherry finish on this one

  • 5
    23 April 2017

    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 2017

    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 2017

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

  • 4
    27 February 2017

    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.....

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