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Sunday, December 20, 2015

GlenDronach 15 yo (bottled 2015), Revival, 46 %

Review #218
From Oloroso sherry casks comes this Revival, which is discontinued (for now). This is bottled in 2015 so let’s start by doing some math (don’t worry, it won’t be boring). GlenDronach was mothballed from 1996 to 2001, so if this whisky should be 15 years old, it would have to be from 2000. GlenDronach was (as I write) mothballed in 2000, so the whisky will have to be at least 4 years older than the 15 years the write on the label. Conclusion: Go buy these bottles, because when the Revival relaunches in 2018/2019, the content will probably be dominantly 15 years old!

Very sherry-like, yet very light in the smell! After some minutes some more dried fruits comes to mind and some very well balanced oak appears. Plums in the end. Ripe plums and some hints of dark berries.

Nice heavy Oloroso influence in the taste. Tannins, dates, raisins and hints of coffee. The dried fruits, the raisins in particular, stays in the mouth for quite a while in the finish with some sugary notes covering the mouth. Overall, the dried fruits is just working nicely from start to finish. I will rate this whisky 88/100 (22/22/22/22).

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