- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bourbon + Oloroso & PX Sherry Cask Finish
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 06 Aug 2016 4:40 pm by Gall & Gall Cuijk
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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach Peated
9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.85 points
- The experiment of GD with peat malt has been successful in my opinion. A reasonable amount of smoke and a partial sherry barrel ripening are good for the smoky Highlander. I find the youth here rather positive, as it comes significantly edged smoke flavors. I think that's a round thing. I hope GD will fill us with more bottlings here. Unfortunately, DG Peated is being withdrawn from the market.
- A nice introduction dram to peat, its soft and balanced and a very easy drinker.
However, lacks depth and complexity.
Soft smoky aroma, its oily and creamy even in the nosing. I'm getting orange, a little raspberry. With repeat nosing the smokiness fades away and notes of vanilla and fudge come forward.
Spicy arrival, vanilla, fudge, on the sweeter side. The peat here shows as earthy, mossy and grassy, no real smoke in here.
Finish on the sweeter side, the creamy vanilla and fudge notes continue. A soft long peaty taste continues on.
Smoke at first, evaporates quickly and then becomes slightly malty, citrus and moss
Slight ashy smoke, light acidity, low oak, unspectacular and without depth
medium length with metallic youth
- N- A quick whiff of famous coastal Islay peat, that evolved to charming and famous Orkney heather smokes, to briny and mineral Wick's OP, wait a minutes, this is not a blended malt but smells anything but a Glendronach. Furry, spicy and turn subdue in the middle but back with waves of ashy, some white oak shavings, honey, berries and heavy mineral notes that lasts. So is not too bad actually.
P- Velvet flow of liquid and appeared more highland with well integrated bourbon and sherry casks that brings out the juicy lychee fruit sweetness. Charred white oak smokes with subtle dried fruits and custard. Sweet laden, warming and young.
F- Medium, smooth, a more than decent sweet peated fruity malt. Linger with dry sherry notes.
— at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
- It's drinkable
I like sherried peaters if they are like the Bowmore 15 Laimrig, but this sadly is nothing like that.
I generally like glendronach too. But this just doesn't do it. Clearly too young NAS, not enough time in decent wood to complete reductive maturation. There are faults, and the peat fails to mask it.
Vanilla cookie, peat, orange zest, spice, white bread and caramel.
Peat, malt, orange, caramel and spice.
Peat, orange, caramel, dark chocolate, cookie and spice.