Glendronach Peated Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml
Glendronach Peated Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
In contrast to the traditional, non-peated character of the GlenDronach, this particular whisky has, unusually, been distilled using peated malted barley. The GlenDronach ‘Peated’ pays homage to the peat historically used to dry the malted barley in the traditional floor matlings during the early days of the distillery. The subtle peated notes in this intriguing expression complement the classic GlenDronach Highland character and the rich sherry notes drawn from the wood. TASTING NOTES EXPRESSION The GlenDronach Peated APPEARANCE Vivid harvest gold. NOSE A delightful aroma of ripe gooseberries dusted with cinnamon sugar combines with a contrasting crisp citrus twist. The delicate peat influence gives a smouldering charred wood character filled with freshly ground barley and hints of vanilla toffee. PALATE Vibrant oak spices and floral heather honey develop to rosehips and barley sugars, all warmed by a touch of white pepper. Subtle peat notes complement the palate by giving a delicate depth and dryness of glowing campfire embers. CONCLUSION A unique marriage of crisp fruit and barley-laden Highland characteristics surrounded by gentle peat smoke, intriguingly reminiscent of heather burning in the distant glens.
Other reviews... no prisoners taken here, this is one smoky dude...I rarely mark the smoky whisky from a distillery which makes peat as an after thought higher than its standard distillate. But here it is hard not to give massive marks. Only a failing cask at the very death docks a point or so... 46% Alc./Vol.
93.5 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2017