GlenDronach

Glendronach 15 Year Old Revival ~ 46% (BenRiach)

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

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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.

Appearance

Deep gold with a lovely mahogany heart.

Nose

Incredible concentration of aromas. Treacle toffee and chocolate orange.

Palate

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

Conclusions

A veritable feast to enliven the senses.

What I say:

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

Colour:

Blood orange ruby

Nose:

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

Taste:

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

Finish:

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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