In 2008 Glendronach Distillery was given a new lease of life under the ownership of The BenRiach Distillery Company.
The new owners have been releasing several expressions each year, constantly diversifying distillery’s portfolio. The Hielan’ (Highland in the local Doric dialect) launched in the spring of 2015 is the youngest official bottling. The whisky has been matured and married in a combination of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks and bottled at 46% abv without chill-filtration. The Hilean’ scored silver medal at The 2015 Wine & Spirits Competition.
Nose: malty and buttery, slightly floral, toffee, caramel, raisins, yellow plums, traces of bees’ wax.
Palate: sweet and malty, breakfast cereals, gingerbread, roasted almonds, dried apricots and dash of ginger.
Finish: medium long, malty with delicate grassy and oaky notes.