GlenDronach 12 Original

Glendronach 12

Paid: $65 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Glendronach / Brown-Forman

Region: Highland

43% ABV

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Aged For: 12 years

Cask Type: PX sherry & Oloroso sherry casks

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

 


 

Color: Light amber

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Slight Sulphur, sherry, raisin, orange peel and oak.

Mouthfeel: Intermediate

Palate/Taste:Jammy raspberry and orange, sherry, caramel, Sulphur, and dried fruit.

Finish: Medium warmth with ginger, caramel, and sherry.

Thoughts: I’ve had the 12, 18, and 21 year expressions, and have to believe the sweet spot is the 15-18 year range. The 12 is alright, but the extra age helps the flavor out quite a bit.

Score: 78 out of 100

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