Glendronach 15 Year Old Revival
70cl / 46%
- Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
- Dark Chocolate
Glendronach 15 Year Old Revival Reviews
Tasting Notes by Whiskyfun (Serge Valentin)
This one is the brand new version under new owners and Billy Walker’s management. 100% oloroso matured.
Nose: except for the oloroso notes, this new one simply hasn’t much to do with the old 15, but it sort of kept the best parts (balsamico, mushrooms, raisins, parsley). Much cleaner but certainly not monodimensional, beautifully sherried, developing all on walnut liqueur, beef stock, hints of Madeira at some point (rather than straight sherry), soy sauce, mint sauce, a little camphor, maraschino (very obvious after a while), horse stable, coal smoke… Very complex in fact, and pretty brilliant so far. ‘Wow’.
Mouth: big, rich, nervous and wonderfully sherried, immediately remind us of some older Macallan 18s (Gran Reservas). Coffee, chocolate, prunes, dates, beef jerky, dried bananas, figs, orange liqueurs… And a very nice rancio in the background. As for spices, we have cloves, cinnamon and just a little star anise.
Finish: rather long, with the spices getting bigger and just a faint dustiness. Fades away on blackcurrant jam.
Comments: the fact that some distilleries still have such old style sherried whiskies may well be the best of recent news from the whisky world. Adorable whisky. SGP:462 - 92 points.
40 Customer Reviews
Excellent, MUCH better than the 12. I initially started with the 12 and didn''t know why everyone was raving about Glendronach, but after trying the 15 and 18 I can see why. The 15 is very good, taste like the 12 with more oomph and depth of flavour, the flavours are a lot more concentrated in the 15. However, I prefer the 18 to the 15. This is because the 15 tastes more oaky and nutty, while the 18 is sweeter and fruity
On its way out........Buy this while it''s still available at a reasonable enough price. This bottling is to be discontinued shortly.
I can only echo what has previously been written, that This is a fantastic Malt. Its the second Glendronach I''ve tried, having already sampled a bottle of the 18yr Allardice, but the 15yr is absolutely superb. Beautiful!
As I am currently drinking a Glendronach 15 I feel compelled to add my 2 pence worth .Comparisons with the Macallan range are to be expected. 15 years ago a Macallan 18 was ?40, I bought a 1984 and was underwhelmed, even then. Currently "The" Macca has gone stupid (sherry cask now a premium!!). Enter Glendronach - into the void. This is fantastic stuff and is like buying money. Don''t be fooled by the price, all of the Glendronach stuff is brilliant value and Macallan has moved on to the uninformed (Think Beckham/Haig). As a collector I love Macallan but (and you at Glendronach can have this as a jingle) :- If your thinkin'', Is for drinkin'', Drink Glendronach! (blues accompaniment optional)
SuperB. As far as sherried whiskyes go ths is the must for any sherry head. it makes you feel kinda privileged when you drink this, assuming you know your whiskies. I had to stock up 6 bottles of this, it just doesnt get any better for this price. Of course there are sherry bombs in form of abunadh ( batches dependand ) and excellent glenfarclas 105 in similar price range. But this have some aura of exclusivity. When I want to treat myself Im coming back to this one.
Absolutely delicious and it's easy to see why there are so many enthusiastic reviews
A stunning dram for under £50. So complex, with lots going on it will always be one of my main drinking drams. The 18 Allardice, and 12 are great too!
It ticks all the boxes more me - a great dram and good value. Bottled at 46% and maturated in quality casks - What more do you want.
Exceptional whisky, worth every penny!!