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Glendronach 1992

Overall rating
89.38/100
votes
131
Whiskybase ID
WB101205
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vintage Bottling
Vintage
1992
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
1500
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LL13781
Barcode
5060399685818
Bottled for
Danish Whisky Retailers
Added on
19 Sep 2017 3:05 pm by PatSch23_12
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 354.59

51 × in wishlist

131 × member ratings

424 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1992

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.38 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    I really like it very much - put a lot of emphasis on the standard range - bring along its own profile - I think the level of prizes of € 200-220 is just right - the Parli and Allardice are already very good.
    • Nose
      Full and voluminous, red wine with grape seeds and influence of moist wood, sour red berries, plum jam, oranges TicTac, green tea, geranium leaves, jasmine flowers, beeswax and a hint of anise, very round and oily - creamy, buttery nose - charming, pure and clearly, it changes in waves - always on the move
    • Taste
      Wood, leather, tobacco, ginger, mint and red berries - typical GD profile - compared to Parliament - rather more sweet and especially sour fruit as much leather and sweetness, very well balanced, nice texture, it looks cleaner, has more elegance without his profile of sherrybo, to leave be - the alcohol content is perfect for me - a very delicate tickling is still felt when chewing - which then goes over in chocolate with rum raisins and espresso
    • Finish
      Warming, tingling, very long, first the fruit dissolves, then it stays chocolaty with nuts for a long time to pour out in a fine creamy wood note - the finish is outstanding

  2. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Maybe not as complex as I'd hoped, but certainly a tasty, fairly balanced sherry-matured whisky.
    • Nose
      Fresh plum juice and a whiff of alcohol, but also sweet and with a whisper of a dunnage warehouse and damp wood. Overall a surprising amount of fresh red fruits, mainly strawberries and raspberries. Not overtly sherried, yet rather balanced.
    • Taste
      Medium creamy mouthfeel, pretty decent indeed. Some milk chocolate, latte macchiato, pralines and macadamia nuts. A hint of struck matches, while the fruit flavours stay in the background. Finally a whiff of cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Lingering coffee notes, with a spicy touch.

  3. Goethe scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Well this is the most intensive GlenDronach of the Danish releases. In my opinion it's hard to compare it with the GlenDronach Parliament 21 or the Allardice. Sure you got 25 years of sherry cask maturation (not knowing what kind of casks) comming along with a GlenDronach, therefore this lad is very delicious. Although when you are used to this Parliament, Allardice, Revival or 12 year old (yes, the 2013 versions) fellows this kind of sherry mixture/maturation is kind of slaying the GlenDronach. Don't get me wrong, I like this fellow but for me the wine cellar/sulphur element on the nose is dividing me from the experience of having a great old GlenDronach 25.Concerning price/performance ratio: 7/10
    • Nose
      Wine cellar (moldy, wet, nutty, earthy and some oak punch), chocolate, dried dark grapes, marzipan, raisins, plums, some sulphur, fermented berries, dark fruits, overripe blood oranges.
    • Taste
      Dark dried fruits, spicy oak, hints of cinnamon, chocolate, nuts, berries, plums, overripe blood orange, cloves, leather.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Dark chocolate, cloves, nutmeg, leather and some espresso.

  4. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    On the verge of reaching 90 points, however, it lacks the impact I would have expected from a Glendronach with this presentation (age, ABV, etc.). Regardless though, it is quite complex and superbly balanced against just being “sherry overcoat”. The price is a different question, but I left that out of my review and score.
    • Nose
      Immediately quite vinaceous. Oranges, grapes, and plums. Associations of naphthalene and paint thinner. Interesting start for sure! With some air this oddness turns into what I expected from an old sherried Glendronach: roasted hazelnuts and honey-glazed oak. At this point the maturity of the spirit is balanced nicely against the cask itself.
    • Taste
      Good clean arrival of juicy figs and dates. Tons of caramelized sugar and dark chocolate. Dewey forest berries, walnut oil, and even some chili. Reminiscence of Glendronach’s greatness coupled with sherry aromas I have found in old Benrinnes and Strathislas.
    • Finish
      Medium. Sweet and mildly tannic, with herbal honey and over-brewed green tea.

  5. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. BuzzT scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. markkuyper scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Jan B. scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Today I got something really exciting in the glass from a sample tour with the "Mace Windu", a whisky that I've been looking forward to for a long time and that now deserves time and attention. In order to better classify it, it has to compete against the 18 Allardice from 2012, one of my favorite standards of the past decade, which is already something special with its bottling date.

    Visually, with its intense reddish gold tone, a good level lighter than the Allardice with its rich mahogany ...
    • Nose
      91 91
      Dense and complex with the full range of good old sherry barrels, without appearing overloaded or pushing certain notes into the foreground. Glendronach-typical scents of dark and exotic fruits (raisins, plums, cocktail cherries) and spicy-sweet wood tones (forest honey, sage, herbs). Fresh tobacco, some furniture polish ... Interestingly, the 2012 Allardice adds even more intensity to the nose! The 18er is even leatherier, darker, chocolateier, drier, somehow more sedate but also less dynamic. Although the 18 is more of the GD-typical sherry bomb, I like the dynamics of the Mace Windu a little better
    • Taste
      90 90
      Strong, balanced start. Complex, grainy, fruity, very round, also here without a clear dominance of individual aromas, maybe a little without a clear direction ... After a while, more bright and exotic fruits emerge such as mango, lemon peel, also some cinnamon, white pepper. The dark sherry bomb stays off. But unbelievably confident, balanced between sweetness, dry sherry and oak, simply elegant ... And the Allardice: much clearer towards sweet fermented fruits, more maple syrup, caramel, dark chocolate, raisins, figs. But also a little less complex (on a damn high level)
    • Finish
      92 92
      Here the age and the really good barrels are again noticeable in both, and the chaff is separated from the wheat in comparison to modern, quickly-found sherry bottlings. Very long, elegant, with leather and tobacco notes, dry, spicy, bitter almond, earthy-mossy forest notes - great! Mace Windu: 91, Allardice: 90

  9. PX-Michl scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. BehindSpace scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

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