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Glendronach

Original 12yr-old, 43% alc.

If you are lucky enough, you may still find on a shelf a choice between The Glendronach Original, which was matured in plain wood, and a wholly sherry-aged version, both at 12 years old.

Each method of maturation is indicated on the label (the pub only has the Original). It is interesting to compare these two versions, although the latter has now been withdrawn (the company decided that its very heavy sherry character was too dominant).

The Glendronach distillery at Forgue, east of Huntly, is south of the river Deveron and on the very edge of Speyside. It was founded in 1826 and acquired by Teacher’s in 1960. It has floor maltings and coal-fired stills.

Producer: Allied Distillers
Region: Highlands
District: Speyside (Deveron)
House style: Smooth, malty, sherryish. After dinner.
Colour: Gold
Nose: Dry, with a hint of sherry and lots of maltiness.
Body: Medium to full. Very smooth and slightly syrupy.
Palate: Well-balanced by heathery dryness.
Finish: Big development of flavour, with clean, fruity, perfumy notes.
Score: 75
Source: Michael Jackson’s Malt Whisky Companion