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dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

Pretty interesting and good
  • Nose
    90 90
    Lemon peel, banana, nutty, whiffs of solvent, spices, vanilla - very good
  • Taste
    90 90
    Punchy, oily, little sweetness, spicy, pepper, ginger, oak wood, old books, more vanilla - still good
  • Finish
    89 89
    Long, warm, spicy, more into grapefruits, more woody

dram-drinker scored this whisky 87 points Moderator

There is great variety in these old dumpy Glendronach bottlings incl. both 8yo and 12yo. Some are extremely fruity, some are more grassy and some are more smoky. Personally I prefer the most fruity ones as they can be totally great but unfortunately you cannot find out before you open the bottle.
  • Nose
    88 88
    On the one hand there are hints of tropical fruits with pineapple and passion fruit but on the other hand also pretty grassy and leafy notes with quite some smoke and old books on top. Really not bad
  • Taste
    87 87
    Little punchy, creamy, good sweetness, honey, little fruitiness, spices, pepper, quite some OBE
  • Finish
    86 86
    Medium long, warm

lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

The nose is quite nice, the palate is on the thin and bitter side, that is my first impression, at least the colour of the liquid is good, it has a nice dark amber hue.

My first impression thankfully, is completely wrong and unfounded , the nose has a good toffee/sherry note with a faint nutty edge. If you take a decent sized sip it is mouth filling with a nice spice note. The sherry is well integrated and there is a decent amount of peat in there,
The more I taste this the more I like it.
This brings a whole new area of thinking about small sample sizes.
As can be seen here a small first sip gave a a false indicator of the true merits of this old blend but if I had only had say 1-1.5cl, I might have been left with the wrong impression.
This proves to me that if you only have a small sample it is best to drink it in maybe one or maximum two mouth fulls to get the full effect
Luckily I have 7cl of this (strange size) and if you leave it for say 5 minutes the nose is lovely.
It is a tip toe battle between the spice/peat combo and some oaky bitterness and I can tell by the mouthfeel and the balance that this is no 3 year old cheap blend, there is some quality in here, hey it won`t be to everyone's tastes, my mouth is acclimatised to blend drinking I have tried hundreds of them.
What I can say is this old 7cl bottle was well worth a measly £10 :)
With a little more sweetness I would have scored it higher.
  • Nose
    84 84
  • Taste
    87 87
  • Finish
    87 87

ctu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

  • Nose
    89 89
  • Taste
    90 90
  • Finish
    89 89

man2392 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

Supposedly independent Ailsa Bay

Squinugie scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

  • Nose
    82 82
  • Taste
    84 84
  • Finish
    80 80

ctu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

WLUO scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

  • Nose
    82 82
  • Taste
    83 83
  • Finish
    81 81

Sidney87 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  • Nose
    89 89
  • Taste
    88 88
  • Finish
    87 87

aspa scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

Das Schwesterfass DL12071 liebe ich sehr, dieses hier hat aber deutlich mehr Sherryaromen und viel weniger Süsse/Zuckerwatte.
Es beginnt mit starkem Sherry inklusive einem gewissen Mass and abgebrannten Zündhölzern oder halt Schwefel. Für mich passt, aber Schwefel-allergiker würden hier sicher aussteigen.
Nach 5 Minuten wird's süsser, Rohrzucker und Rosinen. Im Mund das gleiche Programm, weich und mit wenig Alkohol. Weiterhin moderat Schwefel, typische süsse Sherrywhisky Aromen und das passt mir sehr gut. Der Abgang ist mittellang, und geht genau gleich weiter. Wenig Überraschungen, nicht sehr komplex, einfach nur gut zu trinken.

N-86, T-86, F-84 total 85 Punkte
  • Nose
    86 86
  • Taste
    86 86
  • Finish
    84 84

gaboruso scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  • Nose
    89 89
  • Taste
    90 90
  • Finish
    89 89

ThinLizzy scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  • Nose
    86 86
  • Taste
    87 87
  • Finish
    85 85

ctu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

  • Nose
    89 89
  • Taste
    89 89
  • Finish
    90 90

gaboruso scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  • Nose
    89 89
  • Taste
    88 88
  • Finish
    87 87

Kilo1 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

The aroma is harsh and rather simple, but the taste is pleasant oak, raisins and a little haze, but it feels like it's a blend.

Dre73 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

Pretty strong and fruity whisky, in the nose the wine influence is more noticeable. Pleasant for sure.
  • Nose
    85 85
    Fruity, red fruits, prunes, rhubarb, some bacon, organic.
  • Taste
    86 86
    Pretty strong,pepper, fruity, prunes, some peach, honey. Full body. Some orange as well.
  • Finish
    86 86
    Still some power, orange, honey, peach. Some light red fruits as well. Pretty long.

ctu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

gaboruso scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  • Nose
    88 88
  • Taste
    88 88
  • Finish
    87 87

Kilo1 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

softly, everything in its place, vanilla floral aroma, not alcoholic, there is a slight smoke on the tip of the knife in the taste.

McMoulis scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

  • Nose
    85 85
  • Taste
    85 85
  • Finish
    81 81

McMoulis scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

  • Nose
    85 85
  • Taste
    85 85
  • Finish
    81 81

McMoulis scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

  • Nose
    85 85
  • Taste
    85 85
  • Finish
    81 81

Gordon84 scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

In der vielschichtigen Nase finde ich Malz, reife Bananen, Vanille, Heidelbeeren, pinklady Äpfel, reife Birnen, Aprikosen, Zuckerwatte, später mit etwas Wasser grüner Tee, Guavensaft, Zitronensaft, exotische Früchte, Waldmeister, Himbeeren und Brombeeren

Im Mund trifft er schön klar auf die Zunge, für die knapp 52 Prozent recht mild, unendlich viel Vanille und Beeren, schön säuerlich mit viel Eiche, sehr komplex und süffig, im Hintergrund schwingt etwas Grüner Tee mit. Ein Traum!

Im Abgang ist er recht lang und schön geradlinig, die Eiche hinterlässt richtig schöne Gewürze und Beeren mit den Äpfeln zusammen mit etwas Parfüm bleibt zurück.

Fazit, was für ein Malt, hier kann ich mich mit einem Dram tatsächlich stundenlang beschäftigen und immer wieder neues entdecken, ein richtig gutes Fass hatten die hier, blind hätte ich auf ein Sherry Fass finish getippt. Unfassbar das es aus einem Bourbon Fass kommt. Richtig geiler Whisky

Silversurfer scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

  • Nose
    92 92
  • Taste
    93 93
  • Finish
    92 92

Heemhoeve scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

Zeer aangename rokerige whisky.
Verfijnde neus en afdronk.
Subtiele smaakbeleving, dit is een dram met kwaliteit!

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