Tuesday 28 March 2017

Glendronach 15 Revival Review

Hi everyone,

Another quick review today and it’s a popular one.

Maybe 2 years ago, I think Glendronach was the most hyped distillery of discerning whisky nerds. Not in a bad way, they deserved the hype. They were bringing out some great stuff. All the intense Sherry cravings we were getting from Macallan withdrawal could be satisfied for less than half the price.
It’s traditionally made, they are using some great casks, they're releasing it at 46% as well as epic single cask versions. No wonder the stuff sold out.

Well, the problem was that Glendronach was closed between 1996-2002. If you do the maths, you can work out that that falls into that 15 year gap. Glendronach doesn’t have any 15 year old whisky right now.
You can also figure out that the latest batches of the 18 year old will be from 1996, sooooo 20 year old really.

Glendronach 15 year old Revival 46%
Colour: Dark Amber
Body: Full
Ignore the award.
TWE's, not mine!
Nose: Treacle, toffee, rum, molasses, wood polish, zesty citrus notes, lemon peel, chocolate orange, nutty note, some vanilla. Develops spices, then a herbal note- Mint and wax, dark cherries, cream, more treacle comes through with sweet black grapes.
Taste: Intense and mouth coating. Toffee and some tannins, chocolate, raisins, sweet honey, mint, a little salty note, walnut, dark chocolate and coco, some coffee, cherry, some spice developing in the mouth.
Finish: Medium length. Drying with mint, chocolate and tannins.
Lovely and intense, a great Sherry bomb. Takes water very well too.

Thanks for reading!

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70-74 Good
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90+ Magnificent

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