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[15 Mar 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
GlenDronach Time : Conclusion and Tasting the 31 year old ‘Grandeur’

So, we come to the end of our Glendronach time, and saving the best for last, so to speak. This one was specially selected by Master Distiller Billy Walker from some of the oldest and most unique Oloroso casks at GlenDronach. Only 1013 bottles were made, and bottled at Cask strength. I was really looking forward to trying that, and …

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[10 Mar 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
GlenDronach Time : Session #5–Tasting the 20 yo ‘Tawny Port’ Finish

Well, it’s nearly the end of the GlenDronach time period at Whisky Israel, and to sum up the finishes section I’ve saved the best for last (finish wise). I bring you the 20 year old Tawny Port finish, of a 20 year old GD whisky. After a good Sauternes, and even better Moscatel, it was hard to top those two, …

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[9 Mar 2011 | 6 Comments | ]
‘GlenDronach Time’ Session #4 : Dessert Wine finishes–Sauternes & Moscatel

We’re continuing the GlenDronach time sessions with yet another wine finish session. Not only one type of wine cask finish, but two different types of casks. The first is Sauternes, and the second Moscatel (or Muscatel). I’ve tasted a few Sauternes finishes in the past year, and one of my favourites is of course the Glenmorangie ‘Nectar D’or’ Sauternes finished, …

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[8 Mar 2011 | 5 Comments | ]
And the winner in the GlenDronach Competition is…

A lot of blog readers submitted their answers (most were right, nice going!), the answers cam from all over : EU, USA,UK, Australia, Mexico , and of course Israel.
And the winnner of a brand new Glendronach 15 ‘Revival’ (what a dram!) is ……  Gert-Jan de Ruiter !
Thanks your everyone (and Gert) for participating in the competition. I had a lot of …

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[1 Mar 2011 | 9 Comments | ]
‘GlenDronach Time’ , Session #3 : The 14 yo,’Virgin Oak’ Finish

After a short detour in Dalmore land, we’re back to GlenDronach country, and we’re beginning to explore some wood finishes . The first of which is the ‘Virgin Oak’ finish. While some may argue that a finish masks imperfections in a medium quality malt, others would argue that a good finish adds complexity, without overshadowing the underlying malt. I tend …

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[24 Feb 2011 | One Comment | ]
‘Glendronach Time’ , Session #1 : The Octarine 8 yo

The first tasting note in the ‘GlenDronach Time’ sessions will be of course the youngest offering from GD , the ‘Octarine”. This one comes from a mix of Bourbon/Sherry casks , and is matured for 8 years. Available mostly in the French market, as it was originally supposed to be sold only in the French “Carrefour” supermarket chain, but it’s …

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[22 Feb 2011 | 7 Comments | ]
GlenDronach time on WI – a chance to win a bottle of whisky – details inside !!

GlenDronach time is coming to whisky israel, and  in order to celebrate that, friends of whisky Israel have a chance of winning one of their loveliest expressions : The Glendronach 15 ‘Revival’ .
Glendronach distillery has been making whisky since 1826, and was bought in 2008 by the BenRiach company, which signifed it’s revival and renaissance. During the coming weeks, we’ll …

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[16 Mar 2010 | 9 Comments | ]

The Glendronach distillery is located at the South east corner of the Speyside whisky producing region, in the little town of Huntley (see map).
The distillery has an interesting story behind it. It was founded on 1826 James Allardice to produce the “Guid GlenDronach” single malt. The distillery kept on working managed by people such as Walter Scott (1847) , and …