GlenDronach The Hielan' 8 Year

Single Malt

GlenDronach // Highlands, Scotland

community rating

3 out of 5 stars
( 70 )

Released in 2015 and now part of the brand's core range, The Hielan' was named as a nod to the dialect spoken in the area around the GlenDronach distillery in the Scottish Highlands. This single malt has aged at least 8 years in ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. It's bottled at 46% without chill-filtering or added color.

  • age
    8 year
  • Cost
  • abv
  • Single Malt
    Distilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
  • Cask Type
    Bourbon and Sherry

Tasting Notes

"There's soft notes of straw, vanilla custard and honey, accompanied by oranges, lemon zest and pencil shavings. The palate has a lovely oily texture with light citrus fruit, butterscotch and subtle spicy notes of cloves and ginger. There's a touch of honey as well. A well constructed and tasty whisky at an affordable price point."

Score 83

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