Glendronach

Glendronach 20 yo 1994/2014 Abbey Whisky Exclusive

January 22, 2015
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The wood has been very active on this cask, not only because of the very dark colour. The strong tannins are kept just in check by the fruity sherry aromas. A sherry monster for those who like it strong. – Rating: 85/100

Glendronach 18 yo Tawny Port Finish

January 1, 2015
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For 46% ABV this is quite watery. The spice aromas are a bit odd and don’t really harmonize with the subdued fruit aromas. Not my cup of tea. – Rating: 79/100

Glendronach 27 yo 1985/2013 Cask 1035

August 27, 2014

Quite a bold sherry monster but not as sweet as one might expect from a PX cask. The wood spices are already beginning to take control of the whisky. – Rating: 86/100

Glendronach 9 yo 1987/1997 Signatory

August 24, 2014
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The youth of this surprisingly smoky whisky from the late stages of the Paxarette age can be noticed, but still it has an amazing complexity for a 9 year old. – Rating: 88/100

Glendronach 40 yo 1972/2012 Cask 713

April 25, 2013
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A divine combination of sherry flavours is somewhat compromised by a very dry and tannic mouthfeel. It was high time this was bottled. – Rating: 90/100

Glendronach 40 yo 1971/2011 Cask 1248

April 12, 2013
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Some excellent “rancio” flavours and a near complete absence of wood tannins could have made this spectacular. But the finish feels a bit too shy to warrant a 90+ score. – Rating: 89/100

Glendronach 17 yo 1995/2013 PX Puncheon 4682

March 25, 2013
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Sherry bombs are the speciality of Glendronach and this is no exception. Interestingly this is not as sweet as you might expect from a PX cask. It is not as complex as the oldies but delicious. – Rating: 86/100

Glendronach Cask Strength Batch 1

January 26, 2013
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Rather dominant nut flavours in here and not too much fruit, this is quite complex and a good dram to spend some time with. – Rating: 84/100

Glendronach 8 yo Octarine

January 9, 2013
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Quite a pleasant albeit not very complex daily dram on the sweet and fruity side. – Rating: 81/100

Glendronach 41 yo 1971/2012 Cask 1247

January 2, 2013
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A quintessential sherry monster, old but not too woody, very rich with an emphasis on fruity flavours. – Rating: 91/100

Glendronach 1972/2011 Cask 712

May 13, 2012

Outstanding. Not too much wood, not too much spice, just enormously rich and complex yet full of elegance. – Rating: 93/100

Glendronach 12 yo Original

May 8, 2012
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Quite a nice combination of flavours, but the mouthfeel is slightly watery. Still a pretty good daily dram. – Rating: 82/100

Glendronach 21 yo Parliament

May 8, 2012
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If you don’t mind a pinch of sulphur, this is an excellent, deep and richly sherried malt for you. The wood is there but does not overpower it. – Rating: 87/100

Glendronach 1972/2011 for Taiwan

February 27, 2012

The slight balsamic vinegar note makes this rich old whisky a slightly unusual but extremely enjoyable delight. – Rating: 92/100

Glendronach 1994/2011 for Taiwan

February 27, 2012

Simply a first class sherry monster. – Rating: 92/100

Glendronach 1996/2011 for Taiwan

February 27, 2012

There is obviously a little sulphur involved that manifests iself as smoked fish for me. Other maniacs didn’t like it quite as much, but I love this dram. – Rating: 93/100

Glendronach 18 yo Allardice

January 31, 2011
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This is not just a sherried whisky, this is a sherry whisky. I feel almost tempted to describe it as a 46% ABV oloroso but the whisky character is fully intact nonetheless. – Rating: 89/100

Glendronach Revival 15 yo

November 29, 2009
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Heavily sherried with quite some tannins, but not really bitter. A great and very complex single malt. Because of the mothballing of Glendronach in 1996, in a few years time new batches will be older than 15 years. Keep an eye on it! – Score: 89/100