I've tried a number of the GlenDronach whiskys having been introduced to them while in Scotland this past winter. Typically I prefer heavily peated whisky or those with more earthy tones but GlenDronach is in a class by itself. The aging in sherry casks really brings out a warm and sweet taste flavor that is not overbearing. The GlenDronach Revival 15 has a very pleasant nose, beautiful amber color and does not have a bite. For me a few drops of water opens up the flavors even more - caramel, pear and honey came through for me. This is one of the smoothest drinking whiskys I've ever had.
Glendronach 15 Year Old Revival
Single Malt Whisky 750ML, Scotland
93 points- Whisky Advocate
"Deeper, richer, more viscous, and more intriguing than the 12 year old (and not as sappy as the 18 year old). Complex and intriguing, with raisin, orange marmalade, grape skin, sugar plum, cinnamon bun, raspberry preserve, mixed nuts, and coal ash. Nice tannic grip on the finish. The best of the bunch, and very impressive!"
This is a great Scotch, it's unlikely most would call a $90 whisky a "great value" but this certainly rivals whisky at 2-3 times it's price point. The Oloroso Sherry cask influence is clearly evident without being heavy handed. The coal ash/smoke is a different kind of burn, but is quite nice. Realistically I'd rate this 4.5 stars but given the quality at the price I leaned toward the 5 star rating as opposed to 4. This whisky clearly states non-chill filtered and is naturally colored, and it is a beautiful moderate amber hue. Cheers!