GlenDronach The Hielan' 8 Year
GlenDronach // Highlands, Scotland
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.
Single MaltDistilled 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 TypeBourbon and Sherry
"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."