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GlenDronach The Hielan’ Aged 8 Years

GlenDronach The Hielan’ Aged 8 Years

Tasting Date: 2021-03-20

Region: Scotch Whisky – Highlands

Type: Single Malt Whisky

Age Statement: 8 Years

Size: 700ml

ABV: 46% ABV

Cask Type: Bourbon and Sherry casks

Distiller: GlenDronach Distillery

Location: The valley of Forgue, deep in the East Highland hills near Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Bottler: GlenDronach Distillery

Purchase Location: Everything Wine and More 100 Broadview Dr #25, Sherwood Park, AB T8H 0T5

Purchase Date: March 13, 2021

Cost: $73.59 including GST & Deposit

Tasting Notes From The GlenDronach Website:

NOSE: Rounded waves of orange blossom and a citrus twist flow over buttery, golden sultanas, sundried raisins and ripe yellow plums; all dusted with a touch of vanilla.
PALATE: Crisp, vibrant oak spices warm soaked sultanas, apricot jam and gingerbread; all rounded by delicate hints of butterscotch, cocoa and toasted almonds.
CONCLUSION: Classic sherry overtones with a contrasting crisp dimension demonstrate the complexity of the traditional Highland character.

Colour: Non-chill filtered, of natural colour: Amber with a burnished copper glow.

TransparentSmoke Review: Sherry forward and everything you expect from GlenDronach. But I keep getting hit by a ethanol forwardness that distracts till you let it sit for 8-10 mins. But who can let a whiskey sit for that long! This is no 12 year, but it is good.

This bottle has a date stamp of 2017-04-10

Our Score: 79/100

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