The GlenDronach - The Heilan 8yr

Reviewed on Thu 25 Feb, 2016

It's a good whisky but doesn't quite match up to the love I have for GlenDronach 12 Sherry Cask.

A bit younger than your regular GlenDronach, this 8 year old expression has been aged in a combination of ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry barrels and comes in at a very reasonable £30-35 price range. I bought a sample of this while in Poland last week - in fact I found a good little "Alkohole" store that had plenty of interesting whisky miniatures, so I figured I'd try a couple out...

On the nose: Terrys Chocolate orange, butter, sort of bourbon-y which makes sense when you consider the age statement and that the majority of its time has almost certainly been spent in the ex-Bourbon casks. It is quite evident though.

The taste: Butter menthols, sultanas, plum pudding, a bit of those orange flavoured chocolate stick things - the posh dark chocolate ones.

The finish: Moderately long, a bit medicinal hints of raisins and oddly I'm getting hints of Dr Pepper?

Personally... It's a good whisky but doesn't quite match up to the love I have for GlenDronach 12 Sherry Cask.


Nose:  87/100 
Taste:  84/100 
Finish:  82/100 
Personal Rating: 84/100 
Value for Money:  84/100 
Overall Rating:  84.2/100 

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