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Overall rating
90.65/100
votes
49
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
09.06.1995
Bottled
08.2017
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximenez Puncheon
Casknumber
3054
Number of bottles
661
Strength
48.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060399685849
Bottled for
La Maison du Whisky
Added on
09 Oct 2017 1:46 pm by Amsterdam
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 290.73

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127 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1995

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.65 points

  1. Copshop68 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

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

  2. Lakerfield scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    I might be biased, but this one for sure was a good pick by LMDW. Sofa-king-good. Take your time with it though.. I found it a little basic, well not any better than the current 18yo Allardice, at first impression. Let this one breathe for 15 minutes and it'll show you all its layers. I can't pinpoint how they do it and what the exact difference is, but sherried GlenDronach (at least the pre-2002 distillate) is just always so different to the vast majority of sherried whisky. That '90s stock of casks won't last forever though, I can only hope to enjoy a GlenDronach dram of similar age and quality in the years to come. For now, I'm savouring every drop of this bottle.
    • Nose
      Just wow. Vibrant, fresh, deep and refined at the same time. Already viscous and liqueur-like. Stewed fruits! Raisin, orange, bramble, apricot, fig, overripe banana, mango and canned peach are layered with wine gums, milk chocolate, PX sherry, orange liqueur (Grand Marnier), jaffa cake, nougat, caramel and rice pudding. Some malty notes like sultana and muesli, vanilla, honey, tea, leather and a subdued menthol. Further on a handful of almond, walnut, pistacchio and some umami with balsamic vinegar and gravy. Fantastic, just shows how great a whisky can get when using superb quality casks. Sherried, ofcourse, but not overdone.
    • Taste
      Oily, thick and mouth coating with very little burn. As complex as the nose, but leaning to a more savoury-sweet profile. Concentrated and overripe fruitiness with raisin, orange, kiwi, tangerine, fig, mango and banana. Then we have Belgian praline, assorted chocolate, PX sherry, orange liqueur, salted caramel, licorice and creme brulee. Sultana, acacia honey, vanilla, walnut, pistacchio and again that little menthol/minty note in the background. Adds a nice touch! Last but not least as it's quite upfront: balsamic vinegar, crispy bacon and beef gravy. Flashbacks to that marvelous Revival, but much sweeter. If you like that sweetness, let this one breathe for a while. It will only get sweeter.
    • Finish
      Medium in length, a drying version of the palate with dark chocolate and a little salty edge to it.

  3. wako93 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Nice PX Malt. Although here too the PX simply overpaints the malt.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Dense, horny PX nose. Full program raisin and date. Popcorn. Cocoa with neat milk and sugar.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Again beautiful PX notes. I do not need to repeat. Alcohol nicely integrated. The toasted oak flashes beautifully. But also beautiful herbal notes. The malt has matured. Although not really much beyond the PX notes comes across here.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Very soft, then gets pretty dry or bitter. Switches from whole milk cocoa to dark chocolate.

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 87 points Moderator

    Starts very good on the nose and is pretty good on the palate but loses a bit in the finish - overall quite OK but I prefer the cask 3804 bottled by WB
    • Nose
      89 89
      Lots of raisins and a bit of resin, herbs, acacia honey, sherry wood, some toffee and milk chocolate, some citric notes, little fruitiness, red and dark fruits, black berries - very good
    • Taste
      88 88
      Punchy, oily and liquorice, subtle sweetness, dark honey, berries, toffee, woody notes, hints of leather, black tea
    • Finish
      85 85
      Long, burning, more leathery and probably even some hints of sulphur, more black tea

  5. Andytka3 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A Glendronach PX, hardly would go wrong. Dry tree sap and smoky oak provides a broad foundation for the delightful caramelized ripe fruits, nuance of white flower and sticky liquorice, well guarded by the fiery and spicy wood resin, waxy mouth coat.— at Whisky Live Singapore.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      88 88

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