Top 20 Whiskies of 2018

#8 • GlenDronach 15 year old Revival

  • Rank: 8
  • Year: 2018
  • Score: 92
  • Price: $90
  • ABV: 46%
  • Style: Single malt
  • Place of Origin: Scotland (Highlands)

GlenDronach 15 year old Revival went on hiatus three years ago due to a shortage. In 2018 it re-emerged with a new recipe, tweaked by master distiller Rachel Barrie. As before, a mixture of Pedro Ximénez and oloroso sherry casks has taken care of the aging process, and the result is one of the very best sherried single malts of its age on the market. The distillery’s characteristic spice, fruit, and chocolate notes are here in abundance, merging seamlessly and with satisfying complexity to create a great after-dinner dram. —Gavin D Smith