П.С. Бележките ми се базират на старата вариация на 12-годишния Глендронак, бутилиран при 40% от времето на Перно Рикар. Статията е писана отдавна, затова е и по-постна от към полезна информация за дестилата. Очаквайте и представяне на актуалната интерпретация на GlenDronach 12 y.o., 43%.
Glendronach 12 y.o. single malt whisky
In the last few articles I presented you single malt and so called „pure pot still“ whiskey from Ireland, single malt distillates from Japan and even Tasmanian whisky. So I decided to come back to the „roots“ of the malt beverages – Scotland, and in the next few articles I will introduce you some interesting examples.
I start with Glendronach 12 y.o. single malt whisky. The Glendronach distillery was founded in 1826 by James Allardice in that part of Scotland known at the production of whisky as „Highland“ and became known as the second distillery to apply for a licence to legally produce whisky /if I am not mistaken, the first legal distillery is that of Glenlivet/. Ten years after its establishment the distillery was burned butAllardice rebuilt it.An interesting moment in the brand’s history is that after a failed business trip to Edinburgh, in order to promote the whisky, Allardice give away samples of it to local „ladies of the night“, which spreaded not only diseases, but also his glory. When Allardice died, the distillery passed into the hands of Walter Scott. In the early 20th century it was bought for £9000 by Charles Grant, whose father had founded Glenfiddich. The ownership changed again in the 60s, when it was taken over by Teacher’s, which doubled its capacity. Later and Teacher’s was bought by new owner, as thereby changed and the management of Glendronach, who were bought by Pernod Ricard in 2005. Pernod closed the distillery to replace the direct coal firing of the stills with internal steam heating. In 2008, Pernod sold Glendronach to the consortium headed by Billy Walker, whereby BenRiach Distillery Company became the new owner. And so to this day. Really interesting story. And here come my lines.
Aroma. Pleasant, liquor-soaked cherries, sherry notes, light tobacco. Peppery, fruity, vanilla, maple syrup. The taste is spicy, dry with toasted hints. The finish is long, light wood and peat, faint sweetness and raisins.