Posts Tagged “Glendronach”

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 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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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 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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GlenDronach 18 Allardice Review – Starting to Get Older….

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GlenDronach 18 Allardice Review – Starting to Get Older….

In a guest post that has proven to be one of the most popular posts on the site, Jun Nunez of Whisky Blasphemy did a head to head review of the GlenDronach 18 and the Macallan Sherry Oak 18. After enjoying a dram of the 18, I realized that I didn’t publish my own notes…

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