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GlenDronach Peated, Single Malt, 46%

I’ll be heading over to Scotland soon – hopefully after the snow has gone.

On my travels I usually pop into some local bars & whisky stores for bit of liquid sustenance and interesting bottles to bring home. If travelling by air that generally means miniatures.

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The Taste Of Scotland in St Andrews caught my eye – so in I went.

As well as having a good array of local craft beers, gins, wines & chocolates – they also do whisky – mostly Scotch. (I should add the wines are definitely from further afield.)

Not having tried any GlenDronach before – I was intrigued by their peated expression.

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Now GlenDronach are usually associated with sherry bombs – which many hold in high regard – but that reminds me of putting ketchup on your chips. I’m more of a brown sauce man myself – more spice, more bite & to my tastes at least, more flavour. So the peated bottle made it into my carry-on flight bag.

GlenDronach Peated is presented at 46%, non chill filtered and no added colouring, which is always a bonus. It’s still finished in sherry casks like it’s stablemates – peated malt being the difference.

The peat was actually quite muted on the nose. The sherried notes still came through – though with a bit of a spirity kick. Perhaps being a non aged statement there were some young malts involved.

The taste was quite crisp & clear – perhaps a little sharp – with more of that lovely soft smoky peat fire quietly mingling with those sweet fruity sherry elements. Rather than competing with each other – they came across balanced & co-ordinated.

A lovely dry mouth feel – I find characteristic of PX or Oloroso cask finishes – slowly faded at the end.

Not bad.

Pretty decent.

Just lacking that something special to make it stand out from the crowd.

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