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Glendronach The Hielan' 8 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky


The Hielan’ 8 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Found at Harvey Nichols & Co Ltd

Rough-around-the-edges in a good way, this 8 Year Old probably bullied Glenmorangie, Balvenie, Glendfiddich and Macallan in the playground. Scotch is seeing a global trend towards younger whiskies, and this is one of the very best to cross the path of Harvey Nichols. And we’re not alone in our love of The Heilan’ – it reminded Whisky Fun’s Serge Valentin of Macallan Fine Oak, although in his view “this Glendronach packs more punch”. Non-chill filtered and less sherried in style than most Glendronachs, a youthful and fiery Highland character shines through, providing a real insight into the heart of the spirit from this distillery. Bursting with vanilla fudge, buttery shortbread, lemon drizzle cake, creamy porridge with sultanas and cinnamon, Pedro Ximénez, an umami gulp of stout, Bonne Maman apricot jam, beeswax candles, a grind of black pepper, nuts, nuts and more nuts; toasted walnuts, salted peanuts and roasted almonds. Glendronach’s history has been a tumultuous one. Burned to the ground a decade after it was founded, bounced from hand to hand like a hot potato, mothballed and resurrected, it keeps coming back like the Terminator. However, since being taken under the wing of The Benriach Distillery Company, things have settled down in the valley of Forgue, Aberdeenshire. Whisky maker Rachel Barrie has produced a procession of exceptional, richly sherried single malts, with each release displaying even more character than the last.£6.86 per 100.00ml

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