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The Glendronach Revival Aged 15 Years Scotch Whisky Review

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In flavour, the expression offers sumptuous notes of dark fruits, rich chocolate and manuka honey with an enveloping, memorable finish worthy of this monumental malt’s history. This luxuriously sherried Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky is bottled at 46% ABV, non chill filtered and natural in colour.GlenDronach Distillery
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  • DISTILLER: GlenDronach Distillery
  • MASH BILL: 100% Malted Barley
  • Cooperage: Second-use Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez sherry casks
  • AGE: 15 years
  • YEAR: 2020
  • PROOF: 92 Proof (46% ABV)
  • MSRP: $92.99

NOSE: Lemon Pound Cake | Honeydew Melon | Roasted Grain | Golden Raisin and Malted Milk

TASTE: Almond Butter | Butter Cookie | Toasted Wheat Bread | Lemon Balm

FINISH: Short and soft, just a little drying, tingly.

SHARE WITH: Anyone who likes any whiskey. A terrific introduction to Scotch for American whiskey or aged tequila fans.

WORTH THE PRICE: Not for me. It’s a tasty well-made whiskey. But when it comes down to share of wallet, there are other widely available labels bearing flavors I prefer that cost much less (think American whiskey private barrel picks). Core Scotch fans will likely disagree with me, as will those who know it earned Best in Show: Whiskey, at the 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

BOTTLE, BAR OR BUST: Bar for me. $93 isn’t cheap for most, so try at a bar first. Longtime Scotch fans won’t balk at the cost, and that’s admirable.

OVERALL: This is a delightful and intriguing whisky. It never stops giving new aromas, which makes it a lot of fun just to nose. Few flavors in this Scotch jump out at you; there’s a bit of seek and find with it. It demands to be savored slowly and carefully, which was convenient amid the COVID-19 quarantine when WAY TOO FEW PEOPLE WERE AROUND TO INTERRUPT ME! It’s become haggard to see reviewers write, “This whiskey would be best enjoyed by a fire” when too few of us are ever around an actual wood fire. So I’ll speak to the truth of my tasting: This whisky is damn fine enjoyed on a hand-me-down couch with a computer in my lap.

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Disclaimer: The GlenDronach Distillery Co. Limited provided Bourbon & Banter with a sample of their product for this review. We appreciate their willingness to allow us to review their products with no strings attached. Thank you.

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Steve Coomes

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Steve Coomes is a Louisville restaurant industry veteran turned award-winning food writer. In his 27-year career, he has edited and written for dozens of national trade and consumer publications including Pizza Today, Nation's Restaurant News and Southern Living. As a spirits writer, Steve's byline can be found in Whisky magazine, Bourbon Review, and other publications. In 2014, he authored the book, "Country Ham: A Southern Tradition of Hogs, Salt & Smoke," and has authored other titles as a private ghostwriter.

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