A Glendronach that has been produced using Peated malt, rather than the islay cask finish a number of other distilleries are doing, was always going to be up my street.
I don't remember any previous Peated Glendronach although a few other whisky bloggers were commenting about a memory of them but the Benriach, the sister company to Glendronach, have produced a few I loved including the Curioisitas and the Arumaticus Fumosus.
This is delicious, so much so I want a full bottle now, notes that remind me of the Curioisitas from Benriach with that sweet grassy mossy smoke, I really do have a love for highland and speyside Peated drams which have a much more vegetal smoke than the islay drams.
Great value for money and delicious whisky, go get one you won't regret it.
Many thanks to Glendronach for the official sample.
Oh yum, grassy, mossy, heathery, lemongrassy smoke, it's like a bonfire of natural grassy elements, sweet and gentle but also rich and tasty, there's raisins and vanilla fudge, butterscotch Angel delight and smoked creme brûlée
Sweet, smoky, delicious, there's an initial sweet sticky smoky BBQ note like BBQ cooked sweet fruits, mossy/grassy with lemongrass and natural Greek yoghurt and vanilla Angel delight
Sweet sticky caramelised fruits, Angel delight and buttery nuttiness
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