Glendronach 8 Years (Whiskymanufaktur)

Whiskymanufaktur is a small chain of whisky shops in and around Berlin, Germany. It was started by Lars Wiebers, also the founder of the independent bottler Jack Wiebers Whisky World (Jack is his nickname, thank you Herbert for confirming).

This Glendronach is a mixture of bourbon and sherry casks, which makes it kind of an independent version of the GlenDronach Octarine.



GlenDronach 8 Years - Whiskymanufaktur BerlinGlendronach 8 yo (43%, Whisky Manufaktur 2014, bourbon & sherry cask)

Nose: starts with light whiffs of sulphur, but it freshens up after a while. Lots of sticky toffee pudding and caramel notes, as well as (slightly overripe) oranges and yellow apples. Raisins. Nut cake. Stewed berries and hints of vanilla.

Mouth: sweet, creamy and vanilla’d. Not very complex, but easy drinking at this strength. Baked apples and toffee again. Malty notes and spicy oak. I’m sure this would have been quite spicy with a bit more alcohol.

Finish: rather long, still some fruity sweetness but also woody touches.

This Glendronach is not as exciting as official (full sherry) bottlings, but it’s a good value drinker’s whisky. Around € 45.

Score: 81/100