Posts Tagged “Glendronach”

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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Glenglassaugh Torfa – Peated Highland Whisky

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Glenglassaugh Torfa – Peated Highland Whisky

like the BenRiach company. I enjoy supporting independent distillers, and GlenDronach is very high on my list of favorite distilleries. So I was happy to learn last year that Billy Walker’s BenRiach took over the distillery to take it to the next level. Obviously, all the whisky sold now is pre-walker times, but since last…

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Start out with Sherry, Then Add Some Port, and Keep it Basically GlenDronach

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Start out with Sherry, Then Add Some Port, and Keep it Basically GlenDronach

This sweet, desert-y port gets its name from its tawny (reddish-brown) color, a hue you’re sure to recognize when you see a whisky aged in tawny port casks. I know there are many people who aren’t all that fond of port cask matured whisky, and it has definitely played second fiddle to sherry maturation over…

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Reviewing GlenDronach’s Most Non-Traditional Expression: The 14 Year Old Virgin Oak

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Reviewing GlenDronach’s Most Non-Traditional Expression: The 14 Year Old Virgin Oak

The first wood finishes appeared in the mid to late 1980s (Glenmorangie’s Sherry Wood finished Vintage 1963 was released in 1987) and only became a regular feature in the mid 1990s. In fact, the very same year Glenmorangie made the wood finishes part of its core expressions – 1996 – the stills at Glendronach went silent. After…

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Glendronach Single Cask 2002 Fresh PX Puncheon: Young, Sweet and Spirity

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Glendronach Single Cask 2002 Fresh PX Puncheon: Young, Sweet and Spirity

This week has been dedicated to the Glendronach distillery, reviewing the full core. We’ll continue the reviews of the special finishes over the weekend, taking a break today to review the Glendronach Single Cask 2002 Fresh PX Puncheon, which is a special Dutch edition bottled for De Wijnproevers. This bottle was distilled a mere 50 days after…

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Glendronach 21: A Sherry Bomb, Direct Fired Stills and a Bunch of Birds

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Glendronach 21: A Sherry Bomb, Direct Fired Stills and a Bunch of Birds

Today we complete our reviews of the Glendronach core range, the 12 Original, 15 Revival, 18 Allardice and the 21 Parliament. Close your eyes….OK, that was silly! If you close them, you can’t go on reading this post 🙂 Instead, imagine a thick sweet PX sherry with almost three times the alcohol. That’s the first…

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Glendronach 15 – Is it the Best Buy in the World of Whisky?

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Glendronach 15 – Is it the Best Buy in the World of Whisky?

After Jun Nunez’s head-to-head review of the Glendronach 18 and the Macallan Sherry Oak 18 yesterday, I thought I’d make it a series on the Glendronach core range.  I’ll mention that my own conclusion on yesterday’s contest, would have been different – as I prefer the Glendronach 18, and not only on the value for…

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Battle of the Monsters: Macallan Sherry Oak 18 vs. Glendronach 18 Allardice – Guest Post by Jun Nunez

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Battle of the Monsters: Macallan Sherry Oak 18 vs. Glendronach 18 Allardice – Guest Post by Jun Nunez

I have to admit that I love heavily sherried whiskies. The Macallan is usually my go to whisky but in the past few years I have learned to appreciate the beauty of Glendronach. Here are my tasting notes on two 18 year old from two very respected distilleries. Macallan 18 Sherry Oak (43% ABV) Glendronach 18 Allardice (46%…

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