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Maple Darjeeling & Ginger Nuts

GlenDronach - 2009 Exclusively For Canada

92.19 / 100

Rich & Round Flavours

Visual: 4.67 /5  •  Aroma: 23.45 /25  •  Taste: 37.14 /40   •  Finish: 26.93 /30

Dram Code: E82

Producer: GlenDronach

Bottler: Brown-Forman Corporation

Type: Single Malt Whisky

Cask: Ex-Pedro Ximenez

Age: 10

Country: Canada

Region: The Highlands

Chill Filtered: No

Added Colour: No

ABV: 43%

Cask Strength: No

Release: Limited Edition

Price: $100.78 (at time of review)

Dram Code: E82

Producer: GlenDronach

Bottler: Brown-Forman Corporation

Type: Single Malt Whisky

Cask Type: Ex-Pedro Ximenez

Age: 10

Country: Canada

Region: The Highlands

ABV: 43%

Cask Strength: No

Chill Filtered: No

Added Colour: No

Release: Limited Edition

Price: $100.78 (at time of review)

About This Single Malt Whisky

Why This Bottle?

I hope that everyone has had a wonderful long weekend! This year we’re marking the occasion not with a Canadian whisky – but rather a Scotch whisky which was made specifically for Canada. That’s right, this edition of GlenDronach was created to fill in a gap in the marketplace that was created by a legal dispute. Not exactly the most romantic of origin stories, but if it results in more fabulous whisky being available here then I’m not one to complain.

 

 

The Unbottling

 

 

Strath Panel Tasting Notes

On the nose, it presented quite chocolaty – reminiscent of Galaxy Minstrels. Nutmeg, Darjeeling tea and baked ginger biscuits (cookies) with a touch of maple syrup. Further exploration lead to the cookie part of an oreo – no cream. Upon resampling later on, it showed a curious berry side of itself – perhaps a blackberry pie.

The palate greets us with black peppers, cherries, walnuts, dates, brazil nuts and light fennel. Then later on it opened up to reveal more earthy coffee-like sherry notes, with a finish of mixed nuts and once again that ginger biscuit element which was so inviting on the nose.

By Adam Bradshaw on July 03, 2022

Score & flavour profile voted on by members who sampled the whisky

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How We Review Whiskies

Score

Whiskies are rated by our members on the visuals (out of 5), aroma (out of 25), taste (out of 40), & finish (out of 30). With a total score out of 100.

Based on how scoring occurred for our early reviews, the following guide is given to members –

0-60 awful • 60-70 bad • 70-80 okay • 80-85 good • 85-90 great • 90-95 awesome • 95+ amazing

The individual scores are collected, and outliers are removed via the “agreeable group” statistical method to reduce bias and taste preferences (ie, people who score a peated whisky lowly because they don’t like peat). This gives us a better idea of the overall quality of the whisky in the eyes of our members.

 

Flavour Profile

Along with scoring the whisky, members are invited to choose up to three of the below flavour profiles which they think match the whisky. The profile that is most commonly chosen is then the official flavour profile for the dram.

fresh & floral
eg – blossoms, cut grass, apples, pears

fruity & spicy
eg – peach, vanilla, coconut, nutmeg

malty & dry
eg – breakfast cereal, nuts, cookies

rich & round
eg – raisins, figs, oak tannins, dates

smoky & earthy
eg – wood smoke, bacon, iodine

 

Dram Association Nickname

The nickname is usually given by the writer of the initial review and tasting notes. It is based on their tasting notes and used to refer to the whisky to keep its true identity hidden for those who enjoy blind tasting.