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Glendronach’s got a great name in whisky these days for being a superb sherried dram. Having sampled a couple at various tasting events, I can definitely see what people are making a fuss of.
Tonight I’m tasting the Revival, a flagship dram to mark the reboot. Aged a full fifteen years in Oloroso sherry, this is a dram for people who like a sherry bomb.
Nose: Sticky figs and dates, tea leaves, dry Summer hay, dusty wood, rich barley cereal, cumin, and a touch of mineral saltiness.
Palate: Luscious mouth-coating sherry with barbecued banana, orange boiled sweets, red grapes, molasses and sultanas.
Finish: Slightly drying with toasted oak, black pepper and a tingling tobacco smokiness.
Mmmm. The mild smokiness really works for this dram. It’s like someone lit a Cuban, dipped it in a glass of Oloroso, and somehow created a whisky.
Fiercely drinkable, this.