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Glendronach 15-year-old Revival

Category Single Malt from Highlands, Scotland
Details Details
Distillery
District Eastern Highlands
Bottler Distillery Bottling
Bottled 2009
Age 15 years old
Casktype Oloroso Sherry Casks
Strength 46.0 % Vol.
Size 700 ml
Barcode 5060088791677
Price 84.50$ 90.42£ 70.98
Uncolored Non-chillfiltered
Slàinte_Mhath Review note
a couple of days ago
Slàinte_Mhath gave this whisky 91 points

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 casks been 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!

RATING: 4.5/5.0 91 pts   •SUPERB•

Weighted Rate
91
Nose
92
Initial taste
90
Body
92
Finish
91
Price
86
Presentation
91
“There is no such thing as bad whisky - some are just better than others.” (W. Faulkner)
Arquebus Note
less than a month ago
Arquebus gave this whisky 88 points

My bottle was bought and opened on 9th November 2014 (Jones’). Rich, well aged fruitcake, sherry, walnuts  and savoury notes in abundance, Opens beautifully, well defined and articulated structure. Classic dryish/ bitter finish. A 'Sherry Bomber's must try whisky - this one is elegant and engaging.

The smell of the bottom of the glass the following day is glorious. Do not wash out your Glen Cairn! - Rinse it with a less convincing whisky!...
lukeboone Review note
about a month ago
lukeboone gave this whisky 86 points

preferred the 18 allardice over the revival. 

Weighted Rate
86
Nose
87
Initial taste
86
Body
85
Finish
86
Price
87
Presentation
87
Sherrybomber Review note
about a month ago
Sherrybomber gave this whisky 92 points
Weighted Rate
92
Nose
91
Initial taste
91
Body
90
Finish
94
Price
94
Presentation
91
uap304 Tasting note
a couple of months ago
uap304 gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose

Apple, spice, caramel, maple syrup, toffee. Very prominent sherry oak, but somehow also vanilla and something of a bourbon-y note.

Taste

Hefty molasses mouthfeel. More apple and oak. Obvious sherry, but less so than on the nose. Richly sweet and juicy, turning to spice and pepper.

Finish

Long. So long. Complex. Succulent fruits turning malty and nutty. With late wafts of tobacco and ash.

Comments

It seemed mostly solid-standard at the time, and now it's a modern legend. The sherry is just so wonderful, not cloying or overdone as in so many other malts. Will it be different when it returns? How much of this was actually older than 15 years old? I'm stocking up now.

André Tasting note
a couple of months ago
André gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose

Volle neus met sherry, zeer de moeite waard voor een standaard-dram die niet op vatsterkte zit. 

Taste

De smaak is verrassend scherp, maar wel met een mooie volle ronding. 

Finish

De finish is precies wat ie moet zijn. 

Comments

een basis product om trots op te zijn. 

André
Lady Dram Review note
a couple of months ago
Lady Dram gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
91
Nose
90
Initial taste
90
Body
92
Finish
90
Price
93
Presentation
94
Blo Tasting note
a couple of months ago
Blo gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Russetmuscat
Nose

Du sherry évidemment. Mais c'est remarquablement bien fait et ce sherry n'est en rien ecrasant. Superbes notes de vieux meubles de bois noble, sauce soja, vinaigre balsamique et humus en forêt humide. Magnifique, complexe.

Taste

Belle attaque, nerveuse et précise. Fruits secs, dattes, figues, raisins. Petit kick boisé. C'est très complexe et les arômes se renvoient la balle chacun leur tour. Vraiment differente du nez mais tout aussi reussie.

Finish

Longue, sur une secheresse fruitée et légèrement sucrée.

Comments

Excellent. Il n'y a pas d'autre mot. Quel dommage que le prix de ce whisky ne cesse de monter, lentement mais surement. Et qu'il devienne de plus en plus rare. Une reussite incontestable, et l'un de mes sherry "abordable" préféré.

Arno Pelgrim Review note
a couple of months ago
Arno Pelgrim gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87
Nose
86
Initial taste
87
Body
86
Finish
87
Price
86
Presentation
87
VaryingViewpoint Review note
less than a year ago
VaryingViewpoint gave this whisky 86 points

Light and a little thin on both the noise and palate. Not much depth on this batch.

Weighted Rate
86
Nose
87
Initial taste
86
Body
85
Finish
85
Price
85
Presentation
85
3 bottles found in the Marketplace

3on sale

Low as
€ 99.00

Overall rating All versions
1617 member votes
87.44
Average review ratings All versions
Weighted Rate
87.19
Nose - Aroma
87.52
Initial taste
87.40
Body
87.68
Finish
85.78
Price
88.47
Presentation
86.71
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