Archive For The “Glendronach” Category

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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GlenDronach 18 Year Old, Vintage 1995 PX Cask 3302 (53.7%)

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GlenDronach 18 Year Old, Vintage 1995 PX Cask 3302 (53.7%)

Abbey Whisky’s blog was the first to carry the news that GlenDronach Batch 13 of single casks is about to hit the market. In the past, these releases have been eagerly awaited and have consistently delivered some of the best value on the market. Excellent whisky at very decent prices. Nowadays, the whisky is still…

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GlenDronach 1995, Cask 3240 – Sultanas Basking in Prune Juice

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GlenDronach 1995, Cask 3240 – Sultanas Basking in Prune Juice

GlenDronach and BenRiach release a batch of single casks every few months, and act as their own “independent” bottler, bottling exclusive casks for stores, markets and clubs, but maintaining their own labels on the bottles. This particular bottling is a UK market exclusive, which I would dub, in SMWS style “Sultanas Basking in Prune Juice”….

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