Today, there are more than 120 active distilleries in Scotland—many of them operating continuously since the 19th Century. T he GlenDronach touched down in San Francisco last week with an intimate private tasting event.. In fact, it’s outpacing growth of nearly all other sectors in the industry. He moonlights as a beer and spirits consultant, hosting monthly craft, Brad Japhe is a freelance journalist specializing in food, beverage, and travel. GlenDronach was founded in 1826 and is located in Forgue (Aberdeenshire) in the Scottish Highlands. It's such a mouth-filling dram, rich with fruit, spice and creaminess with grand aroma and a long finish. GlenDronach is a Scotch Whisky from the Speyside region of Scotland. “[It] bodes well for these products in this current climate.”. The fact that some releases contain much older whisky – because of depleted stocks of 15…. I've seen this particular whisky scored between 82 and 90 points…, By @OdysseusUnbound about one year ago 5 990, Here’s a review of something that is probably readily available. Scotch Whisky, 43-48% Alc. (Photo by Jane Barlow/PA Images via Getty Images), EY & Citi On The Importance Of Resilience And Innovation, Impact 50: Investors Seeking Profit — And Pushing For Change, Dark Kitchens Meet Michelin Starred Sous Vide In NYC, A Great Guide to Good Drinks For Dry January, Daughter’s Diner: Oakland’s Modern Take On The American Classic, Wolfgang Puck Talks About His New Series On HBO Max, The Baygeleh May Be The Perfect Way To Celebrate National Bagel Day, How To Step Up Your Sourdough Game According To CEO Marcus Grimerö, Highlights From The 2021 State Of The U.S. Wine Industry, Sweet And Savory Ways To Celebrate Inauguration Day, 11 Zero-Proof Alternatives To Keep You Going Through Dry January—And Beyond. As noted before, this carries a $95 MSRP for a 750 ml bottle, and is mostly marketing itself with the cask strength of 61% ABV (122 proof). It's a high risk, high reward proposition. GlenDronach 12, 43%. I keep with my review of the malt whiskies that I tasted at The Whisky Show.I visited the stand that runs Glenglassaugh, Benriach and Glendronach. I've known about it for at least twenty years, but not because I'm some hipster who's "ahead of the curve" or who "knew it before…, By @OdysseusUnbound about one month ago 4 290, By @OdysseusUnbound about one month ago 4 087, This is my first Glendroach cask strength. “I was very happy to see The GlenDronach Revival 15 Year Old win top honors this year,” admits competition judge, in San Francisco. Glendronach have released a ‘batch’ of single cask releases every year since 2010 which have historically done very well on the secondary market. GlenDronach produces around 1.4 million litres of whisky per annum, which compared to some Scotch distilleries is fairly small game, although this … As was the case in 1826, The GlenDronach Distillery patiently matures its single malt whisky in superior quality sherry casks. G. ©2021 GlenDronach. He prefers Scotch to bourbon, IPAs before lagers, and In-n-Out over Shake Shack. Cloves Glendronach 15 Year Old Revival Sherry Cask. ... Distillery Company in 2008, they immediately recognized that these American White Oak Casks weren’t serving the best interest to spirit’s quality and made an astonishing £4 million investment to restore the European Oak Casks and Sherry Casks to the production process. A 12-year-old Highland Single Malt whisky is tested in the tasting room at Deanston Distillery in ... [+] Doune. . So you can expect scotch to demonstrate a similar resilience in the extended period of uncertainty ahead. So, now the secret is out. You can find me at the confluence of food, beverage and travel. But you might not know much about the bottle that took home the prize. Esteemed single malts from Scotland were a driving force of the boom. Over the years of extended maturation, these carefully seasoned casks help create the unique richly sherried style that GlenDronach is famous for. Yet, comparable expressions from The GlenDronach typically fetch far less than its higher-profile counterparts...For now.