Glendronach 8 The Hielan Review

This is an 8 year OB from Glendronach consisting of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry matured stock. It’s bottled at 46% ABV.

Nose: Muted sherry tucked in a yeasty malt with vanilla, lemon juice, and tapioca pudding.

Palate: Vanilla and oak with a very subtle, fino-style sherry influence. Tastes fairly watery to me as neither the sherry cask nor bourbon cask influence stand out much.

Finish: Brief and slightly bitter/tannic.

Rating: 78/100 – Fairly disappointing as most Glendronach OBs I’ve tried are fairly decent.

Value for the money: Looks like this can be picked up from the UK for around $40-45 (less the expensive shipping). It’s a decent enough price to add a bottle on to an existing order, but buying it alone it would become prohibitively expensive in my opinion.