Glendronach 15 YO Revival
Category: Single Malt
Manufacturer and bottler: The Glendronach Distillery (Brown - Forman)
Volume: 700 ml
Bottling date: 06/22/2020
Barrel type: Pedro Ximénez & Oloroso Sherry Casks
Min. aging: 15 years
Nose. Brown raisins, orange liqueur, dates, mint chocolate, cocktail cherries, dark honey, dried blackberries, plum jam, lingonberry jam, hazelnut cookies, melted butter, lacquered wood, vanilla, ginger. At first closed, not intense and harsh, the fragrance explodes over time with a richness of shades and undertones.
Taste. Concentrated very sweet taste of sugar molasses and fruit syrup made from cherries, plums, lingonberries, blackberries, black gooseberries, dried fruits (dates, raisins and dried apricots), dark chocolate with orange marmalade inside, poured on top with melted butter toffee and sprinkled with cookies and hazelnuts and only with a small mint and ginger refreshing bitterness, which is why it is not perceived as cloying. A powerful complex taste, but at the same time it is not perceived as something transcendent - it is drunk quite easily.
Aftertaste. Continuous. Fresh. The sweetness of dried apricots, the dryness of hazelnuts, mint chill and ginger continue to "play".
Outcome. Cool whisky, a bright “sherry bomb”, the golden mean between softness of drinking and complexity of execution, quite sweet, so in the warm season it may not be perceived as well as in winter, although it will be just right for those with a sweet tooth.
Rating: 87 out of 100.