Glendronach 15 Year Old Revival (46%, OB, +/-2013)

Whisky Review: GlenDronach 15 Years Old Revival

Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky

Origin: GlenDronach Distillery

Bottling: Benriach Distillery Company

ABV: 46%

Cost: ~£45 discontinued


What they say:

Renowned amongst many whisky enthusiasts around the world, this remarkable and full bodied malt is matured for a minimum of 15 years in the finest  Oloroso sherry casks. Bottled at 46%, the GlenDronach Revival is non chill filtered and of natural colour.  A truly excellent single malt.


Deep gold with a lovely mahogany heart.


Incredible concentration of aromas. Treacle toffee and chocolate orange.


A very dynamic and full bodied dram for its age. Chewy with coffee chocolate and treacle scones.


A veritable feast to enliven the senses.

What I say:

The 2nd dram in the Glendronach vertical was the 15 Year Old Revival.


Blood orange ruby


Deep cocoa, leather (like a brand new leather satchel, brown or tan – if you can smell colour!), spices, slight acetone/nail polish notes


Nutty, fruity, caramel and toffee, figs and molasses, faint nutmeg, molten chocolate on the tongue, slight sherry fizz but not rubbery.


Sweet and much smoother than the 12 Year Old, the finish has lots of strong dark chocolate and a little brown sugar

Would I buy it again:

This one tickled my tastebuds a little more than the Glendronach 12 Year Old Original, a few more years and perhaps another £10 on the bottle price are certainly worth it! Glendronach seriously know how to produce sherry-finished whisky to a fine standard. The 15YO Revival has the depth of flavours that the 12Yo lacks and they work wonderfully together to create a damn good dram.

Score: 84/100

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