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Glendronach Peated Port Wood

Overall rating
83.12/100
votes
119
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
16.10.2017
Casktype
Port Pipe Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LL13737
Barcode
5060399685689
Added on
03 Nov 2017 11:17 am by Amsterdam
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 65,78

39 × in wishlist

119 × member ratings

476 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach Peated Port Wood

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.12 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    [January, 2018]  Just a quick review from a sample.  I did not like the peated Glendronach 8-years old "The Hielan" so I am sceptical about this one, too.  Right, this is not what I like.  The peaty and the barley flavours are not really integrated and the whole dram tastes somewhat immature.  The wood is too bitter for my tastebuds and the finish gets very adstringent.

    It seems as if Glendronach as a malt cannot stand heavy peaty flavours and by the way:  Why the hell should one of the best Highland malt distilleries that is famous for its adorable sherry cask maturations do peated malt at all?  Is it greed or Zeitgeist?  In Germany we say "Schuster, bleib bei deinen Leisten!" (Cobbler, stick to your last!)...
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  2. Carsten scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    GlenDronach Peated Port Wood (6y Bourbon / 2 y Port), 46% Color: rose gold Nose: Peat (ashtray), vinous notes, toffee, strawberries Body: medium / oily Mouth: Alcohol well integrated, sweet fruit notes, some peat Finish: medium / long, mild, still sweet fruit notes mixed with mild wood notes, later ashtrays Conclusion: 80P, quite drinkable, but no comparison eg to BenRiach Solstice. Peat and portnotes rather reserved. Can not hide his young age.

  3. Goethe scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    This GlenDronach is very promising on the nose. Almost like a full term maturation in port casks. But the palate tells a different story. This malt seems quite young and partly immature, the alcohol is a bit to snarky on the palate for 46% ABV. Therefore the finish is quite short although quite medium due to the smoke. For the initial taste you wouldn't mistake this malt for a GlenDronach (like they used to be in the sherry versions).

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 6/10
    • Nose
      Port, smoke (quite some Islay TCP charakter), iodine, red fruits (cherrys and strawberries), blood oranges, cinnamon, some coffee in the back, menthol.
    • Taste
      Sweet smoke, red fruits, unripe oranges, pepper, spices, the spirit is quite dominant.
    • Finish
      Medium. Pepper, smoke, red fruits, cinnamon.

  4. rb854 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. mema82 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Steven79 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

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

  7. Kaleva scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    This whisky starts with rather good impression but then degrades gradually: good nose with obvious port, weaker and somewhat sour palate and indistinct aftertaste with too much of oak on my taste. It was interesting to taste a sample but I wouldn't run to a shop for a full bottle of it.
    • Nose
      Slightly smoky, somewhat sweet, port notes, caramel, vanilla, baking spices, some dried fruits (apricot, raisins), water opens honey notes and orange zest
    • Taste
      Oaky, peppery, oily, smoky, nutmeg, butterscotch, malt, lemon zest (a lot)
    • Finish
      Long, dry, oaky with strong tannins, warm, slightly smoky

  8. PX-Michl scored this whisky 55 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      50 50
    • Taste
      50 50
    • Finish
      65 65

  9. DavidH. scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  10. MadScientist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

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