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GlenDronach 12 Year Original Scotch Whisky

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Description

GlenDronach 12 Year Original Scotch Whisky

The distillery is located near Forgue, by Huntly, Aberdeenshire, in the Speyside region, and is currently owned by BenRiach. GlenDronach survived many set-backs, including a fire in 1836 that nearly destroyed the entire facility. Their floor malting was also halted in 1996, and the distillery was mothballed. The distillery experienced a near complete overhaul when giant Pernod Ricard acquired them in 2005. They converted the last of the Scottish coal-fired stills to indirect steam-heated coils. GlenDronach was the last of the remaining distilleries using the method at this time. 

This extraordinary 12-year-old single malt was re-launched in 2009. The whisky is aged in in ex-sherry casks only (a mixture of different sherry casks). Non-chill filtered, this naturally colored Scotch is aged for a minimum of 12 years, in a combination of the “finest Spanish Spanish Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso sherry casks...bottled at 43%, the GlenDronach 12 year old Original is a sweet, creamy dram” (Glendronach). With warm, rich oak and classic sherried notes, this single malt is a quintessential GlenDronach. 

Tasting Notes

On the nose are sweet, creamy vanilla, with hints of ginger. Spiced mulled wine and pear. The palate is rich, creamy, silky-smooth with warm, rich oak and sherry sweetness, full mouth feel, raisins and soft fruits. Flavors transition to spicier notes of medium length and a dry end. The finish is long, full, firm, and slightly nutty.

Proof 86 (43% ABV)