- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Single Cask
- Stated Age
- 22 years old
- Pedro Ximenez Puncheon
- Number of bottles
- 48.9 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- La Maison du Whisky
- Added on
- 09 Oct 2017 1:46 pm by Amsterdam
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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1995
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.65 points
- 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.
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.
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.
Medium in length, a drying version of the palate with dark chocolate and a little salty edge to it.
- Nice PX Malt. Although here too the PX simply overpaints the malt.
Dense, horny PX nose. Full program raisin and date. Popcorn. Cocoa with neat milk and sugar.
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.
Very soft, then gets pretty dry or bitter. Switches from whole milk cocoa to dark chocolate.
- 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
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
Punchy, oily and liquorice, subtle sweetness, dark honey, berries, toffee, woody notes, hints of leather, black tea
Long, burning, more leathery and probably even some hints of sulphur, more black tea
- 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.