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Glendronach 08-year-old The Hielan'

Overall rating
82.45/100
votes
265
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
18.06.2015
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LJ40455
Barcode
5060399681230
Added on
30 Apr 2015 10:36 am by Amsterdam
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 33,84

17 × in wishlist

265 × member ratings

510 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 08-year-old The Hielan'

65 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.45 points

  1. maltwhisky_de scored this whisky 74 points Newbie

    Read the full review here: https://www.maltwhisky.de/glendronach-8-jahre-hielan/

    Our conclusion: The GlenDronach Hielan 8 years is recognizable in smell and taste a younger single malt. In a positive sense, it is very fresh and light, a malt made for balmy summer evenings. On the other hand, it almost looks like a GlenDronach Light. The typical Sherrynoten are withdrawn, the Malt looks a bit shy. In comparison, the GlenDronach offers 12 years more depth and is much rounder. He is not only in the price-performance the better choice.

  2. nhuber scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    surprisingly good considering the age, rather sweet and soft in the mouth, some minor edges but nothing strong... easy drinkable. very good price/value relationship

  3. thijs100 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A well constructed and tasty whisky, especially if you also consider the price point.
    • Nose
      Soft notes of straw, vanilla custard and honey, accompanied by oranges, lemon zest and pencil shavings. After a little while a distinct aroma of freshly cut pear parts.
    • Taste
      Nice oily texture with light citrus fruit, butterscotch and subtle spicy notes of cloves and ginger. There's a touch of honey as well. Quite attractive, despite the oaky bitterness.
    • Finish
      Subtle red fruits, ginger and pepper.

  4. mr.p9 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. MadScientist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. spigray scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  8. spigray scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    hmmm...why should I buy it as long as I can get the far better 12y
    82/100
    • Nose
      barley, pencil shavings, pears and apples, nuts.
    • Taste
      substantial attack, a little sharp,  creamy mouthfeel, malt, caramel, apples.
    • Finish
      medium, nutty

  9. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      80 80

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