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A Highland affair
Caroline Dewar takes a stroll through whisky's heartland
July 2006, Issue 57, page 37
Ask the expert
I have an unusual bottle of Scotch, no knowledge of whisky or collecting it, and thought you might know if I have anything out of the ordinary. In 1986 I was working as an aircraft mechanic for an air...
July 2010, Issue 89, page 80
Ask The Expert
I have been left two bottles of whisky which have been in a cupboard for more than 13 years. Can you tell me how old they are? Are they worth anything or should I drink them as I am partial to a drop ...
December 2012, Issue 108, page 74
The search starts again to find the cream of the crop in the whisky world. In the first of three voting heats, we reveal the winners of the Scottish round.
September 2011, Issue 98, page 6
In safe hands
The new owners of Glendronach have big plans for the iconic malt. Dominic Roskrow spoke to Billy Walker
October 2008, Issue 75, page 8
Keir Sword of Royal Mile Whiskies is in the chair
July 2002, Issue 24, page 72
Rise & Shine (Glendronach)
Gavin D. Smith tells the story of Highland distillery Glendronach, which has a happy ending after all
June 2003, Issue 31, page 49
We bring you the news,show reviews and Dave's look at the whisky world.
April 2009, Issue 79, page 6
Who's afraid of the sherried beaties
Gavin D. Smith looks at whether sherried whiskies are still relevant to whisky drinkers.
June 2010, Issue 88, page 48
Cadenhead's Glendronach 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.40% 7 Drier and less rich than the distillery bottlings.
Glendronach 15 Years Old 1995 Moscatel
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Soft and easy –and sweet –but all in all a little bland.
Glendronach 15 Years Old, Tawny Port
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 We all know ‘Dronach is capable of better. This is a relic of an old regime. Better things will come in the future.
Glendronach 1995 Cask 4681
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.20% 8 A style of whisky which has its fans. But that oak infusion masks the distillery character and the essence of whisky for me. Sad, as the nose is interesting.
Glendronach 20 Years Old Tawny Port
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 Balanced and integrated.
Glendronach 33 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 To be enjoyed like a glass of port. Bring walnuts and blue cheese.
Glendronach Cask Strength Batch 1
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.80% 8 Despite its appearance in a youthful, trendy overcoat, this has some developing, interesting and complex under garments.
Glendronach Original, 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 A very enjoyable whisky, but somewhat lacking in liveliness.
Glendronach Parliament 21 Years Old 1990
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.00% 8 A well balanced sherried whisky. Rich, complex with a beautiful finish.
GlenDronach Sauternes Cask Finish 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Simply stunning. Powerful, superbly balanced. A malt to savour.
Glendronach Special Cask,1993
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.10% 8 Probably a little too long in cask, but if seriously mature whisky is your bag, you'll love this.
Glendronach Tawny Port Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Elegant, feminine and flirtatious. Gives you the wink and easy to drink.
Signatory Glendronach 1976 Cask Strength
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.10% 7 An enjoyable malt, but Glendronach is capable of more.
The Glendronach Cask Strength
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.20% 7 ?The alcohol is not well mastered. Difficult, as if you add water, you go too far on the oak side.
The GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 4
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.70% 8 Is this an American in sheep's tartan? More than likely it's been aged in heavily charred first fill American oak.
The GlenDronach Peated
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 A textbook example of how to use peat without swamping the character of the spirit.
The Glendronach Single Cask Batch 14, 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.50% 8 Lots going on in this whisky that runs hot and cold.
The Glendronach Single Cask Batch 14, 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.30% 7 Lots to love, but the anise-y seeds knock points unfortunately – they don't quite sit comfortably with the rest.
The GlenDronach The Heilan'
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Dense, succulent and very enjoyable.
The GlenDronach, Abbey Whisky Exclusive Single Cask 1994
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.80% 8 Pure, clean, natural sherry character.