If you are on a malt treasure hunt, watch out for the word 'discontinued'. GlenDronach 15 was easily the best whisky of the distillery's core range. The nose is overwhelmingly complex with balsamic vinegar, overripe berries, raisins, maraschino cherries and a touch of mint. A rich and powerful sherry arrival underscores the caliber of the casks used in maturation. Notes of coffee, dark chocolate, cinnamon and walnuts mingle with dried fruits, herbs and tannins. Substantial, savory and pleasantly spicy in the finish, this bottling is a real beauty of a Single Malt!
An exceptionally well balanced sherry intense whisky. If you prefer a regular sherry bomb you won’t go wrong with the Allardice, but the Revival is to me slightly more complex and interesting. A modern classic, no less.
Distinct, complex and heavily sherried nose. Notes of dark chocolate, walnut and molasses with a little vanilla. Plenty of dark fruits; raisins, prunes and maraschino cherries. A hint of fermentation like balsamic vinegar in the back.
Full and intense sherry flavour. The arrival is sweet, but not overly so, with notes of toffee, oranges, raisins, wallnuts and chocolate. The sweetness is perfectly balanced by notes of coffee and slightly sour cherries. Moderately spicy and slightly salty toward the finish with a hint of cinnamon and anise.
Long, dry and mouthwatering. Spice, dark chocolate, cherries and oak. In the end a lingering sweetness with a hint of cherries.
So I'm staying here for a short time, because I expected a lot more with all the hype around the bottle. For me a "yes" good 15 he. But that was it please. Unfortunately, I can not understand the PLV. Sorry.
Orange peels mixed with sweet tobacco. Strong berry notes with herbaceous grass. Very fruity and leathery.
The entrance is pithy with spices in the leather bag. Oily with strong fruit note from apples to apricot. Sweet nutty impression with slight bitterness, but perfectly ok. So in the mouth he makes a good number. Respect!
Medium with espresso notes and the dark chocolate as expected. Malty and sweet with spicy oak.
Fantastic stuff. Unlike any other 15yo sherried whisky... but that's partly because this is about 18yo with 15yo label. Also, it was distilled at a time when Glendronach used fire stills instead of current steam stills. Only reason it doesn't score higher is because it lacks a bit of depth and richness on the palette.
A nice sweet fruity sherry, orange and interestingly later even clear pear. In the mouth then a lot of sherry fruit, round, yummy, slightly woody. The finish then slightly woody, leaves a nice feeling in the mouth.