Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Glendronach 12 Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky


Glendronach 12 Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky is on my TOP Shelf. Exceptionally smooth & delicious! In today's blog, I intend to cover the following

-Brief history behind this whisky/distillery
-My tasting notes
-SJ's Rating & review
-Occasions
-SJ's Pro tip

Reads the product packaging "Deep in the east Highland Hills the Glendronach Distillery has been quietly perfecting sherry wood maturation since 1826". The founder was James Allardice & this legendary distillery has been in operation for over 200 years. Quite a history and craftsmanship. Glendronach means "Valley of brambles" in Scots Gaelic. 

About Glendronach 12 Original. It is matured in fine Pedro Ximenez & Oloroso sherry casks from Andalucia in Spain and is Non-Chill Filtered. Both these casks are ex-wine casks so the whisky imparts flavors from them, that is where the magic is. 
Now enough of talk, time for my sampling :-). Enjoy my tasting notes! 

Vital stats- Glendronach 12 Original Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Price- $62.99 for 750ml
Age- 12 years 
ABV- 43%
Region- Highland
Distillery- The Glendronach Distillery, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Awards won- 2021 Gold, International Wine & Spirits Competition

Tasting info-
Serving glass- Glencairn
Serving style-  Neat
Appearance- Dark amber


Aroma- Sherry, vanilla, whiff citrus, dark chocolate
Flavor- Sherry, notes of citrus, honey, chocolate, vanilla.A hint of spices like cinnamon & cloves
Body- Full
Finish- Robust, smooth, long lingering & spicy
SJ's Rating- TOP Shelf
It hits all the parameters to hit the top spot. The smell is amazing, the appearance is beautiful the flavor is out of this world. Absolutely enjoyed it!
Occasions- For celebrating any special occasion since it is slightly expensive
SJ's Pro tip- Great as a gift for any Scotch lover

This whisky was a joy to find and savor, I absolutely loved gathering information and sharing it with the world. Do give it a shot yourself. Cheers! Enjoy Responsibly!
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