Archive For The “Glendronach” Category

GlenDronach – Batch 15 Review

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GlenDronach – Batch 15 Review

In the 7 months since I did the review for batch #14, a lot has happened in the world.  A lot. Donald Trump is in the driving seat of the world’s biggest Super Power. Great Britain has its second ever female Prime Minister and is leading its exit from the EU, Star Wars Rogue One…

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GlenDronach 18 Marsala Cask Finish (46%)

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GlenDronach 18 Marsala Cask Finish (46%)

GlenDronach has a pretty loyal following, and for good reason. Their sherry cask matured whisky is a great basis for both their core and cask release batches. Yet the distillery has more to it than just sherry bombs. GlenDronach uses whisky matured in ex bourbon casks with a slew of cask finishes, from virgin oak,…

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GlenDronach 8 The Hielan’ (46%)

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GlenDronach 8 The Hielan’ (46%)

Together with the news that Billy Walker is moving on, which is hardly surprising following the BenRiach’s sale to Brown-Forman,  came the announcement of his successor, Morrison Bowmore’s Rachel Barrie. Rachel will be taking over the helm for BenRiach, GlenDronach and Glengalssaugh, and I admit to being curious to see what she’ll do with the…

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GlenDronach Peated (46%)

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GlenDronach Peated (46%)

Like almost everybody I know, GlenDronach ranks high on my list of favorite distilleries. I have tasted 54 different GlenDronach expressions, and 53 of them were good. Some were even stellar, but each of those 53 were good. Each was a bottle that I could see enjoying, if not necessarily buying. Yes, the single cask batches…

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GlenDronach Batch 14 Reviewed – 12 Single Casks Reviewed by Sean Russell

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GlenDronach Batch 14 Reviewed – 12 Single Casks Reviewed by Sean Russell

Malt and Oak is delighted to welcome Sean Russell, founder of the GlenDronach Appreciation Society, as a contributing editor to the blog! September 2016 saw the second of the years’ single cask batch release from GlenDronach. There appeared to be an even bigger craze in obtaining these batch #14 bottles faster than previous releases. The…

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GlenDronach 2003, Sauternes Cask 2545 , 11 Year Old (56.6%)

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GlenDronach 2003, Sauternes Cask 2545 , 11 Year Old (56.6%)

The younger GlenDronach single casks are consistently good, and this one is no different, albeit with a twist. This is a single cask bottled for The Nectar in Belgium, as GlenDronach does not sell casks to independent bottlers, rather opts to handle the bottling as official bottlings and put the bottling client’s name on the…

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The Favorite Distilleries of Secret Facebook Maltheads: A Survey

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The Favorite Distilleries of Secret Facebook Maltheads: A Survey

Facebook is full of secret whisky associations, and the most secretive of those, with only 104 of the most discerning whisky nuts, is the WFFA. While I can’t say any more about the group, since one can’t ask to join it, and as two of the three rules the group has were taken out of Chuck Palahniuk’s…

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GlenDronach 12 Year Old, Green Welly Stop, Cask #4102 (55.2%)

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GlenDronach 12 Year Old, Green Welly Stop, Cask #4102 (55.2%)

The Green Welly Stop is celebrating 50 years of operations, and did so with a series of three private bottles, two of which were GlenDronach single casks. The other bottle, the second release, was an Arran. The first GlenDronach was 2003, a smidgeon under 12 Years, distilled 5th March 2003 and bottled January 2015 bottled at…

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GlenDronach 19 Madira Cask Finish (46%)

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GlenDronach 19 Madira Cask Finish (46%)

One of the things I love about the whisky community is the prevalent idea of sharing. It comes in the form of samples being shared (I’ve exchanged samples with friends on three continents) and in the form of bottle shares, someone buying a bottle and splitting it up into usually seven parcels of 100 ml,…

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GlenDronach 2003 – 11 Year Old PX Single Cask 2034 (53.7%)

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GlenDronach 2003 – 11 Year Old PX Single Cask 2034 (53.7%)

This single cask was is one of the biggest surprise I’ve had with the single casks by GlenDronach. This is one of the first whiskies distilled after the stills were turned back on, almost two months prior. If you read the review on the 18 year old (published here), you’ll notice that there was a…

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