Glendronach Cask Strength

Category Single Malt from Highlands, Scotland
Distillery
District Eastern Highlands
Bottler Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie Batch 1
Bottled 2012
Casktype Vatting of Oloroso & Pedro Ximenez Casks
Strength 54.8 % Vol.
Number of bottles 12000
Size 700 ml
Bottle code LF11303
Barcode 5060088795101
Price 80.16$ 109.02£ 63.33
Uncolored Non-chillfiltered Cask Strength
whioli Review note
about a week ago
whioli gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90
Nose
90
Initial taste
90
Body
90
Finish
90
Price
93
Presentation
88
ricallende Review note
about a month ago
ricallende gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
91
Nose
92
Initial taste
90
Body
91
Finish
92
Price
92
Presentation
92
Angelos Tasting note
a couple of months ago
Angelos gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Mahogany
Nose

Oranges, almost zest, some grapefruit, caramel, milk chocolate (Crepes with nutella and grated coconut)

Taste

Ripe oranges, caramel, grapefruit, mild tannins from the oak (european I believe), raisins, strawberries, some cranberries, sweet chocolate

Finish

Medium with some lemon oil, cranberries again, mild tannins

Comments

I believe the whisky for Batch1 is a bit older than those which have been used for Batch 2 + 3. It is just an opinion. It comes more ripe than the other ones! Anyway... Batch 2 remains my favourite one!

Chemist Note
less than a year ago
Chemist gave this whisky 87 points

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HunterRomario Tasting note
less than a year ago
HunterRomario gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Auburn
Nose

Ostrá, sametová, rozinky, čokoláda, ostře kořenitá, skořicová. S vodou zůstává bez výraznější změny aroma. (87 b)

Taste

Bez vody velmi ostrá, suchá, sametově čokoládová. Voda jí pomáhá, pěkně se rozvine, zesládne, objeví se sherry a rozinky. Dozvuk je dlouhý, čokoládový. (89 b)

Finish
Comments

I když má víc alkoholu, než Batch 2, je ostřejší, i s vodou je jak břitva (což mi nevadí, naopak se mi to líbí), ale hutnost a výraznost batch 2 u mě boduje ještě víc. Na body je to u mě 90:88 pro Batch 2. Obě jsou však výborné.

Yvain Tasting note
less than a year ago
Yvain gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Epices, pas mal de bois, fruits cuits, pruneau, armagnac. 

Taste

douce, sucrée. Du bois, des fruits secs, du cacao amer. 

L'ensemble est assez sec et un peu jeune. Alcool bien intégré.
Finish

Longue, bois, vanille, cacao. 

Comments

L'ensemble m'a paru assez jeune et un peu sec. 

Pour les amateurs de ce type de sherry. 
(goûté en juillet 2013)
Allandale Tasting note
less than a year ago
Allandale gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Mahogany
Nose

a very good balance of sherry aromas, honey, sultanas, spiced by warm oak and ginger.

Taste

Toffee,intense, cocoa, rich sherry soaked dark fruit,chocolate,

orange, complex.
Finish

long and lingering,see up.

Comments

the first batch,but not the last one.

Corso_theRed Tasting note
less than a year ago
Corso_theRed gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose

Surprisingly tame on the alcohol blast, but with a deep heavy sweetness. Immediately, there is a hint of acetone, reminiscent of some bourbon whiskey, but IMO much more pleasant. Infused plums, bordering to prunes, and nutmeg follow. Many people have cinnamon associations with this one, but I can’t find those, sadly. Overall, it is very fruitcakey, pretty much like all sherried Glendronachs. For those who find a lot of sulphur in their GDs, I can’t detect any in this bottling at all. After letting it breathe for a while I can discern coffee, milk chocolate, and vanilla. Good lord! It took a while, but it benefits immensely from some air! With water: Don’t add too much! There is the chance of drowning this dram very easily for some reason. It becomes lighter and fruitier. Apples and oranges are more pronounced and offer a glimpse into the younger shades of this dram.

Taste

Neat, it definitely shows its CS nature – an explosion of dark autumnal fruits and marzipan, coupled with a very minor oakiness. Very dense! Sweet vanilla and zesty oranges follow right away. With water: Even sweeter, and for some reason spicier. I have not found my sweet spot for adding water yet.

Finish

Medium long, but very warming. Overall it is now perfectly in the middle between very sweet and very dry – just right! Tannins remain and together with the vanilla paint a pleasant finish. It is not very old, so it does not linger as long as, let’s say, the 21yo Parliament, but its impressive nonetheless.

Comments

‘Dronach does it once again for me. I bought it to experience a cross-section between the core range of Glendronach, and I was not disappointed. Its high ABV offers good bang for the buck. When it comes to other sherry-bombs, my only comparable experience is from Macallan 10yo CS, which I rated quite high as well, but does not have the nuances and edges like this one. Love it!

milanista Review note
less than a year ago
milanista gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
86
Nose
86
Initial taste
87
Body
86
Finish
88
Price
80
Presentation
85
checkpointuk Note
about a year ago
checkpointuk gave this whisky 86 points


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Farbe: Old Sau­ter­nes / Hel­ler Bern­stein
Nase: Nur leicht trocken-fruchtig, Zimt, Ing­wer, wuer­zi­ger Pfef­fer, Tabak und Kleb­stoff, etwas Zitrone und Anklaenge von Aepfeln; frisch und dumpf zugleich!
Geschmack: Sehr suess mit viel Honig und Zucker­was­ser. Wie­der  Scho­ko­lade, unge­suess­ter Kaf­fee, wuer­zig unter­legte Kraeu­ter, Pfef­fer und sal­zige Nuesse (ueber allem schwebt eine maech­tige Suesse!)
Finish: Mit­tel­lang bis lang, mit Aro­men von her­ben Man­deln, fri­schem Honig, Leder und etwas Holz. Kraeu­ter und Nuesse ueber­de­cken die letz­ten Fruchta­ro­men.
Bewer­tung: Keine ein­deu­tige Rich­tung, leicht kan­tig im Geschmack!
86 Punkte (Nase: 85 / Geschmack: 85 / Finish: 87)

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Overall rating
261 member votes
88.48
Average review ratings
Weighted Rate
88.58
Nose - Aroma
89.20
Initial taste
88.80
Body
89.00
Finish
89.20
Price
86.20
Presentation
87.20
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