GlenDronach 1971 41-year-old

The GlenDronach distillery has been creating their famously sherried single malts for nearly 200 years. In 1826, their founder James Allardice produced his famous ‘Guid GlenDronach’ single malt.

Over the years, the distillery has received a multitude of praises for their unique blends, single malts and collectables, making it one of the most sought-after whisky brands in the world. After a few years in remission, the distillery re-opened in 2002, bringing back all of its charm and memories with it.

GlenDronach 1971 41-year-old

Aged for 41 years in a Pedro Ximenez Sherry Puncheon, this wonderful GlenDronach creation was brought to life. With incredible tastes, this particular bottle is very akin to the typical GlenDronach. Bottled in 2012, this release was just shy 529 bottles, all at natural cask strength.

Due to the nature of this bottle, it makes for a great conversation piece and any collectors proud possession. A typical highland whisky at heart, which makes it perfect for any whisky enthusiast to drool over.


Initially, you experience a hint of rum spices – particularly nutmeg and cinnamon. Quite pleasant, with sugary notes of Demerara, figs and Christmas cake. Perfect for the typical Christmas, cosy at home type of bottle.

Next you get a taste of what it really has to offer, with notes of cocoa and buttery toffee. This is quite promising – no strong hints of oak can be detected here, although it can be detected in the background.


The palate is next and also doesn’t fail to excite. The spices are very present, as they were with the nose, which is incredibly promising. You can experience hints of milk chocolate and cocoa butter.

Winter spices are very present here, warming us up nicely. Black pepper and dates can also be detected, although not particularly as strong as the other notes. The palate as a whole is incredibly interesting for a GlenDronach blend, leaving a lot to the element of surprise.


The finish is long and incredibly spicy, accompanied by a beautifully rich sweetness. There’s a lot to be desired for this collectable, with the Christmassy notes powering throughout the entirety of the finish.

There’s a nice amount of citrus toward the end, which really mixes this all together nicely. Some of the more bitter notes come forward at this point, as well as some smoky, Tabaco type notes.

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