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GlenDronach Peated (bottled 2015), 46%

ByThe Whisky Viking

Dec 18, 2021

Review #814 (2019)

Peated GlenDronach from Bourbon casks, finished in Oloroso and PX Sherry casks. Sweet vanilla peat in the smell. A mix of Highland peat and the sweet vanilla Caol Ila peat. Citrus seems to be the keyword here as well.

It’s a bit more “meaty” peat in the taste. Quite delicious! But quickly, some white fruits and the citrusy notes take over. If you search very thoroughly, you will notice a hint of dried fruits in the finish. Especially in the end.

My guess – the whisky ain’t that old, and the finish in the “finest” Sherry casks wasn’t too long… If they could get that first impression of the taste (the meaty peat), and combine it with a proper GlenDronach maturation, I think we could have a winner! For now, I will give this 81/100 (19/20/21/21).

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