GlenDronach 15yr Revival 2018 Review | Whiskey Raiders
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GlenDronach 15yr Revival 2018

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  • Distiller:

    Glendronach

  • Bottler:

    Glendronach

  • ABV:

    46%

  • Age:

    15 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 81
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: Rather good whisky for sure, but I would say it kind of fell in line. Nothing to do with the older Revival, but it’s true that, as rumour used to have it, the older 15 was actually much older (than 15). Nah, I’m rather a little disappointed, there.
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  • Raided Score: 100
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: Overall, it is a pivotal classic expression from The GlenDronach that makes its way into my top five scotches. It is just that good. For me to give the score below, you know that it is a perfect dram of whisky.
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: The distillery’s characteristic spice, fruit, and chocolate notes are here in abundance, merging seamlessly and with satisfying complexity to create a great after-dinner dram.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: This dram knows all the steps but doesn’t give the flourish we know it can land.
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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: At the end of the day it’s a fun full-bodied whisky that has a lot to offer and would love to have in my glass far more often than I currently do… guess I’ll need to remedy that. And, for what it’s worth, it’s a good follow-up to the original and worthy of the label.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: All told, it remains, just as its precursor, a bit overwhelming — none more sherried, really — a monster. Perhaps too much of one for my tastes, but, as always, your mileage may vary.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Side by side against the 2015, there's no competition, especially blind. Even the color is a giveaway. That said, I'd still probably get one and just one.
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  • Intro:

    This is the highly anticipated re-release of GlenDronachs 15yr sherry matured single malt. Stripped from shelves and discontinued from release for a period of several years due to stock shortages, this expression from The GlenDronach was sorely missed. I tasted this blind against the old GlenDronach 15 thanks to the help of a friend, so lets see how it fares.

  • Nose:

    Honey, syrupy, acetobe, figs and baked bread.

  • Taste:

    Medium mouth feel, lots of sugar, honey, figs, dates, raspberry, currant and some mild sulphur.

  • Finish:

    Medium length in the finish, pretty good overall. More fig here than berry, grows a little mustier, a bit more sulphur. I notice the ethanol most here on the finish, but it's not punishing or anything.

  • Overall:

    Overall, this is still a nice dram. Side by side against the 2015, there's no competition, especially blind. Even the color is a giveaway. That said, I'd still probably get one and just one.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
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