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The GlenDronach Peated Tasting notes and reviews

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The GlenDronach Peated

Brand
The GlenDronach
Expression
Peated
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
46.00%
Produced at
Glendronach Distillery
Region
Highland
Website
www.benriachdistillery.co.uk
Availability
Buy online now
United Kingdom
Glendronach Peated £36.95

Chris Goodrum

90
Nose
Moderately peaty, but the underlying sweet barley balances. Quite crisp and it reminds me of an un-coastal Caol Ila. With time some oily, coffeed malt and a slight floral note.
Palate
Shows more oily barley and sweet white fruit, but the gentle, earthy-peat moves in quickly. Sweet barley and malt counters. Pleasantly full with heather, gorse and honey on the middle.
Finish
Long and crisp with a slight saltiness. Lingering dry spice, peat and vanilla oak.
Comment
A textbook example of how to use peat without swamping the character of the spirit.

Joel Harrison

88
Nose
Lots of old leather and antique furniture. A classic nosing Scotch! Elements of beeswax and sour dough bread; great body and depth.
Palate
Hit of the old leather from the nose, creates a nice bed for cloves, star anise and vanilla to build on. The flavours are well integrated with a hint of distillery character.
Finish
Fresh pineapple juice with a hint of aniseed. Water brings out the oak spices.
Comment
A whisky that has taken on a fair amount of oak influence but a robust spirit has fought back to give a fairly well rounded end product.
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