GlenDronach Peated

Peated Single Malt

GlenDronach // Highlands, Scotland

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  1. Spamin76

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    This is much peatier than I expected- this is like Islay levels of peat. Behind the peat is the rich sherry nose of Glendronach. You can taste the smoke and behind it is all the wonderful sherry from the standard Glendronach. This is a very good whiskey, but I can't help but feeling that the peat smoke throws the balance off and masks the sublime sherry that might otherwise be there. There is a pleasant edge of black pepper along with the smoke. As much as I love peat, I prefer this one without it, despite the new flavors that jump out.
  2. gpeckham221

    Tasted
    2.75
    2.75 out of 5 stars
  3. andrewk30

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
  4. andrewk30

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  5. staircasewitch

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  6. TorbenOervad

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    43.0 EUR per Bottle
    Den Gamle Købmandsgård ApS
  7. cascode

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    Nose: Sweet sherry and berry aromas mingle inextricably with a relaxed and shy peat smoke that seems to melt into all corners of the nose without becoming intrusive. Some honeyed notes and fruity aromas waft in the background together with just a touch of vanilla marshmallow. Palate: More immediately smoky on the arrival than you would expect from the nose and quite sweet. Malty and mildly smoked characteristics begin to dominate as it develops, but this is not an arrogant peat-monster. The texture is pleasantly creamy and there are some light fruity notes and just the faintest salty touch. Finish: Medium/short. Fruity and gently smoky with a mild salty aftertaste and a surprise chocolate fudge note right at the end. The nose is very soft and relaxed, pretty even, but nonetheless expressive. Just because it's not a peat-monster don't assume this is weak or anaemic. In fact if anything this is probably genuinely like the character of many Speyside whiskies 150 years ago when a smoky profile was still the norm. The palate carries a much more forward peatiness but it is that smoky bonfire sort of peat typical of mainland smokies, with nary a trace of medicinal or iodine notes. The PX casks are handled with great skill here, contributing a scintilla of sweet spiciness but not being allowed to control the proceedings. If Laphroaig 10 is Jackson Pollock's Autumn Rhythm No. 30, this is one of Jean-Jacque Hennier's many Red Haired Beauties. Delightful and seductive - in all honesty I've yet to have a bad GlenDronach. The current fashion is for sledgehammer peated drams, but neglect the subtle ones at your peril. Tasted from a 30ml sample. "Good" : 3.75 stars (very nearly 4)
    90.0 AUD per Bottle
  8. byip12

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Surprising expect peat but get chocolate
    Alameda County Fairgrounds
  9. Blackstar

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    14.0 USD per Pour
  10. zvanwink

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    The nose on this dram is sneaky! If you didn't know better, you would think you were drinking a milder Islay as it has all the trappings: vegetable, moss, strong medicinal peat, sea spray, slight lemon zest, and white pepper. Palate is malty with intense salt, vanilla, crisp red apple, faint tropical fruits, floral, and sweet. The finish is medium, with more iodine and smoke, lime, and more vegetable and flower character. It's not as peaty as a typical Islay (although more than most peated Highlands), but particularly in the nose, all the essential characteristics are there. What does stand out in particular is the salt! Sharp, although not so much as to break the whisky.
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