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How do you pronounce GlenDronach?
Lol, you’re not alone. There are a great number of videos online that feature people speaking the names of various Scotch whisky distilleries. My favorite, Mikael Vester, doesn’t have a video for this particular whisky so you’ll just have to rely on your Google Fu, or just think Glen Chronic.
As a general rule, if you’re not from Scotland and/or don’t speak Gaelic, your first guess as to how to pronounce a Scotch whisky is going to be wrong. Again, you’re not alone. I’ve done homework on a whisky only to order it at a fancy restaurant and receive a blank stare in return.
What the snobs might say
The GlenDronach Original, 12 year old Scotch whisky is a Spanish sherry cask matured, single malt expression crafted in the highlands of Scotland. The casks, specifically, are from Pedro XimÃ©nez and Oloroso sherry which lend their distinct sweet and spicy notes on the palette. It’s non-chill filtered, natural color, and bottled at 43%.
Vanilla, warming spices, clove, cinnamon, dried apricot, almond
Smooth, clean, creamy, oak, sherry, dried fruits
What I’m gonna say
Well, technically, I just said the other stuff too so call me a snob if you must. It’s a new whisky for me, as I generally lean (heavily) toward Islay malts. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by it from the beginning. It has a nice medium-heavy mouthfeel, a fair amount of sweetness without being cloying, and a clean finish.
The highland region of Scotland produces a large variety of whisky, and I think this one could be a new staple in my cupboard. Although, I’m going to stay on the lookout for other GlenDronach bottlings for comparison! Just make sure you’re drinking your whisky out of a proper whisky glass!
You can read about the Glendronach distillery on their website.