- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 08 years old
- Bourbon & Sherry Casks
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 30 Apr 2015 10:11 am by Amsterdam
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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 08-year-old The Hielan'
61 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.50 points
- hmmm...why should I buy it as long as I can get the far better 12y
barley, pencil shavings, pears and apples, nuts.
substantial attack, a little sharp, creamy mouthfeel, malt, caramel, apples.
- Simple GlenDronach, not very interesting. In this price category the 12 'Original' is a better choice.
Pear, almond and caramel.
Pear, almond, caramel and vanilla.
Pear, apple and caramel.
- N: First, spicy-alcoholic, after 10 minutes, the youth is still in the foreground and it burns easily on the alcohol ... Grain and malt, grape juice, sweet acacia honey, lemon, fresh American oak notes (as from Virgin Oak Casks), vanilla comes later, with water, the honey becomes even clearer
T: Sweet grape juice, fresh, lively, honey again, alcoholic, but less than the nose suggests (small saps are appropriate), rather flat and thin
Q: Short, grain, honey, is slightly dry and shows traces of oak, even here, still distinct youth
The honey notes are beautiful, but that was already everything. With water pleasant, sweet and easy-drinking, but without facets, depth or maturity. Had typed on less than 8 years.