The GlenDronach Distillery nestled in the valley of Forgue, deep in the East Highland hills near Aberdeenshire, is named after the source of its water: the Dronac burn. Founded in 1826, The GlenDronach was one of the very first licensed distilleries and has a history of enterprising owners, from the flamboyant James Allardice to the ambitious Walter Scott. Allardice was a colourful character and stories abound as to how he promoted his whisky with entrepreneurial flair. He was a pioneer of sherry cask maturation and would have celebrated today’s GlenDronach, as they still mature their whisky in the finest Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso sherry casks.
This superb richly sherried single malt is matured for at least 12 years in a combination of the finest Spanish Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso sherry casks. Non-chill filtered, of natural colour and bottled at 43%, the GlenDronach 12 year old Original is a sweet, creamy dram.
The GlenDronach Original 12 Year Old has a deep amber-red gold colour. The aromas are sweet, with creamy vanilla and hints of ginger. Spiced mulled wine and pear are also evident. The palate is rich, creamy and silky-smooth. This whisky is Warm, with rich oak and sherry sweetness, full mouth feel, raisins and soft fruits. It is spicy with medium length and a dry finish. At the finish it is long, full and firm, as wellas being slightly nutty.