Glendronach 24-year-old

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Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Stated Age
24 years old
Sherry Casks
Batch 9
Number of bottles
48.7 % Vol.
750 ml
United States United States
Added on
14 oct 2017 11:13 am by Amsterdam
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Average value

€ 640.13

Whisky reviews for Glendronach 24-year-old

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.67 points.

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  1. DrOmega scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Tawny. Medium strong and very complex nose with all kinds of fruit: plum, pear, orange and exotic. Slightly acidic in the front due to the fruit. Also nuts. Afterwards it becomes more aromatic with tobacco. The palette is soft and slightly pungent with fruit more acidic than the nose, more towards grapefruit. Then the palette becomes a bit more bitter towards cold tea. The finish is very long and subtle, varying between sticky citrus and wood/spices. Remarkably fresh-fruity for a very old sherry cask. The nose in particular is extremely complex and indicates that it is a quality and old whisky. You have to give it some time in the glass and then the feints come through more and more.

  2. Coldorak scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    The nose of this Glendronach Grandeur batch 9 is complex and layered, and the addition of a few drops of water reveals even more complexity. The palate is honestly a true delight, with a beautiful mouthfeel underlining a festival of elegant flavours. The never-ending finish, usually something I’m having more difficulty to describe, was here again providing a fantastic array of everlasting flavours. Several minutes after a sip, I still had those flavours dancing on my tongue and a soft warmth in my throat. The name Grandeur clearly has not been usurped, it definitely deserves it.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Neat: Initial notes of rancio, dried fruit such as plums, dates, and figs. The sherry notes are elegant and nutty, with hints of hazelnuts and walnuts. The tobacco notes are prominent, with a blend of pipe tobacco, cigar tobacco, and tobacco leaves. Then, old leather and armchair notes, whilst mulled wine spice, sandalwood, and chestnut provide an inviting warmth. There are also hints of nutmeg, clove, and fresh liquorice and mint in the background. As the whisky sits, more subtle notes of orange peel, dark chocolate, and shortbread can be detected. The nose is rich and never-ending, with an abundance of flavours and aromas to discover over time.

      With water: With the addition of a few drops of water, the nose reveals even more complexity. At first, there are some additional fresh notes that emerge, adding a brighter and more vibrant element to the aroma. The oak and tobacco notes then come back, as well as the orange peel notes, adding a touch of citrus to the mix.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Neat: The texture is incredibly soft and supple on the tongue, with a slight tingling sensation that quickly spreads throughout the mouth, causing an increase in saliva production. It feels as if the liquid in the mouth has doubled in volume after a short time. The flavours are equally impressive, with cherries, raspberries, oranges, and grapefruit providing a burst of fruitiness. White pepper adds a bit of spice whilst dark chocolate, marzipan, and Darjeeling tea provide some richness. Espresso and hint of brown sugar add a touch of bitterness, whilst peppermint chocolate brings a surprising freshness to the mix. Then, vanilla and honey add a touch of sweetness, liquorice brings more freshness, and roasted nuts provide a nutty side as well. Finally, some wood notes are also present, soft and subtle.

      With the addition of water, the dark berries, orange peel, and old cognac notes become more prominent. Oak spices and liquorice root also become more pronounced, as well as the after-eight notes.
    • Finish
      92 92
      It is very long, warming, and spicy, with an intensity and elegance that is unmatched. The sherry influence, which has ripened for at least 24 years, really shines at the finish line, playing one ace after the other. The dry and dark sherry notes, pepper, black cherries, rich dark chocolate with mint (after-eight), juicy raisins, orange oil, burnt caramel, Christmas spices, roasted almonds, espresso, and intense oak spice dominate the finish, leaving a lasting impression on the palate. Finally, there is a very slight dryness and subtle bitterness on the palate, with warmth that lingers for ages in the throat.


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