Glendronach 15 Year

Scotch Whisky Review #155: Glendronach 15 Year

Distillery: Glendronach

Region: Speyside

Price: Sample courtesy of /u/d333bs

ABV: 46%

Age: 15 Year, date code 8-1-2019

Color: 1.3, Russet/Muscat. Natural Color.

Nose: (according to the wife) Chocolate covered walnuts is the main note here and there’s lots of it. There’s some caramel and raisin as well. She said it kind of reminded her of walking by a Nuts on Clark in Chicago with some chocolate thrown in the mix.

Palate: Mouthfeel is rather on the full side. It tastes like I’ve just stuffed my face full of a roasted nut mix. There’s almonds, walnuts, and hazelnuts. There’s some dried fruit in here as well in the form of dried figs and a hint of raisin. Some darkish chocolate rounds this out.

Finish: The finish reminds me of an incredibly smooth espresso. There’s a bit of coffee and it’s followed by some brighter red fruits, I picked out overripe plums. There’s a bit of toasted caramel/molasses at the end.

Conclusion: While writing this review, I wasn’t sure if I was describing a really tasty snack mix or a whisky. Either way, I could have this all day long. The chocolate covered walnuts with caramel and raisin are delicious to smell in the nose. The nut mix along with some dried fruits and chocolate are mouthwatering. The finish really makes this one incredibly enjoyable. Fantastic. Would I buy a bottle? Oh yes.

Final Score: 88.

Scotch Whisky Review #155, Speyside Review #63, Whisky Network Review #206

Scoring Legend:

  • 96-100: The perfect dram, nectar of the gods.
  • 90-95: Near perfect, there is something truly special about this whisky.
  • 85-89: Amazing, will always try to keep a bottle of this in my collection (if feasible).
  • 80-84: Very Good, maybe only one minor nitpick about the whisky keeping it here.
  • 75-79: Good, quite enjoyable to drink.
  • 70-74: Solid, wouldn’t go out of my way to get it.
  • 60-69: Meh, still drinkable.
  • Below 59: If you have a bottle of this, start cooking with it instead.

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