Glendronach 8 Year Old
The Hielan

70cl / 46%
  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Glendronach 8 Year Old / The Hielan
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A 2015 addition to Glendronach's core range, this 8-year-old is named The Hielan. Aged in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks, this is rich with notes of nuts, butterscotch and spice.

Distillery Bottling
8 Year Old

Glendronach 8 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    • Nose:

      Rounded waves of orange blossom and a citrus twist flow over buttery, golden sultanas, sundried raisins and ripe yellow plums; all dusted with a touch of vanilla.

    • Palate:

      Crisp, vibrant oak spices warm soaked sultanas, apricot jam and gingerbread; all rounded by delicate hints of butterscotch, cocoa and toasted almonds.

    • Finish:

      Classic sherry overtones with a contrasting crisp dimension demonstrate the complexity of the traditional Highland character.

7 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    3 September 2018

    Tried the flight of tastes, and I loved it at the Whiskey Tasting in Edinburgh, brought it home to NJ, and just shared it last night with new friends. Lovely neat. Appreciated by all.

  • 5
    1 February 2018

    Really really enjoyable young whisky! The nose is incredible, very intense and very rich in sweet and fruity aromas. The mouth-fill and finish have really impressed me!

  • 5
    7 April 2017

    Love Glendronach. Haven't had them all but favourite is Revival but can't get it at the moment. Bought this today from the Covent Garden shop to try and it's lovely. Not too sweet and for the price a nice dram. Would buy again.

  • 5
    7 February 2016

    Wonderful whisky, I tried the 8,12 and 15 yo from Glendronach and although I liked the 15 yo best, the 8 year old is still brilliant. It has a nice palate, with a lot of orange and citrus notes and a bit vanilla, I also really like the finish where you can reallly taste the oak. Glendronach is just a wonderful distillery who are not afraid to make a age statement and do not colour or chill filter their whisky.

  • 5
    15 December 2015

    Vinegar and alcohol burn?! Absolutely not. This is as rich as a well fed christmas cake and almost as juicy. Don't get carried away with the age, as most non age statement whiskies are around 3 years old anyway. Glendronach rarely disappoints, and this, particularly for the price, is excellent. Lots of orange notes tis true, and a long finish. Definite 5 stars!

  • 4
    21 September 2015

    At least they have the guts to put an age on it lower than 10. Most company would have just gone NAS and lied about the age. For that reason alone, I will buy 2 of these .

  • 2
    29 June 2015

    As a great fan of the GlenDronach''s 12 and 15yos as weel a guy who liked a lot the former 8yo version (it was more on the bourbon casks way) I awaited this edition with hope for another great stuff. This is not the case unfortunately. The only good thing is the nose, opulent with nice sherry touch. But the catastrophe starts on the palate. After a really short sherry arrival there come loads of vinegar and alcohol burn. Really harsh, somewhat if the malt spent too few years in the casks or - worse - had some youngisg fuzzles inside. Finish is very short and also based on acidic vinegar. I would give it kinda 65-70/100 !!! You know what, it is my first malt I would use for mixing. Go for other ''Dronachies!!!