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Glendronach 24-year-old

Overall rating
92.23/100
votes
136
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Grandeur
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Casknumber
Batch 9
Number of bottles
1487
Strength
48.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
09 Feb 2018 12:49 pm by Amsterdam
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 716,12

56 × in wishlist

136 × member ratings

229 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 24-year-old

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.23 points

  1. Pollenflug scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      Immediately after pouring, GlenDronach, at least 24 years old, is already showing its full-bodied, intense and incredibly elegant side. A luscious potpourri of ripe and dried fruits (black cherries, juicy blueberries and raisins) makes it easy for me to get out of my glass. Behind the massive sherry influence hide vast amounts of different flavors, which gradually crystallize during nosing. The alcohol (48.7%) is very well integrated in the nose and not noticeable. After about 25 to 35 minutes, the GlenDronach unfolds its full potential: juicy raisins, plum jam, dark forest honey, caramel, marzipan, dark chocolate, fresh pipe tobacco, hints of leather, roasted chestnuts, Christmas spices and intense oak notes are very interwoven. A touch of mint gives the quite heavy malt a slight freshness kick (reminiscent of after-eight). The intensity, balance and complexity of the various flavors already conjure up a very satisfied smile as a GlenDronach fan. After a good 45 minutes of intense nosing and an exciting journey of discovery, I am looking forward to the tasting.
    • Taste
      Heavenly - close your eyes and enjoy! With a wonderful, syrupy texture, the GlenDronach spreads throughout the mouth. The alcohol is again very well integrated and allows a wonderfully balanced aroma transport. A few peppercorns prance briefly on the tip of the tongue before the dark, spicy-sweet sherry festival begins: juicy oranges to orange oil, dark forest honey, abundant overripe and dried fruits, raisins, figs, plum jam, black cherries, marzipan potatoes, dark chocolate with Mint (After Eight), burned caramel, Christmas spices, pipe tobacco, leather and a strong dash of espresso mingle with elegant-tart oak notes. The multifaceted abundance of aromas and simultaneous elegance / harmony inspires me immediately. Chapeau!
    • Finish
      Very long, warming, spicy, incredibly intense and elegant. The sherry malt, which has ripened for at least 24 years, also plays one ace after the other at the finish line. 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 an intense oak spice dominate the finish. Finally, a very slight dryness and subtle bitterness on the palate.

  2. Whisky-Dodo scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Dark-sweet syrup, Cooked cherry jam, leather, honey mead, mocha cafe, eternally long finish!

  3. wisekycourse scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    glendro 24! (19.5)
    • Nose
      candied dried fruits on black grapes, fruits on cherry, tangerine cooked and candied
      dark chocolate and some cold coffee
      caramel a little burnt, toasted, with the vanilla that goes with it.
      a crushed walnut side, a little beading
      dust, wood as dry and soaked
    • Taste
      black coffee, cooked caramel
      intense sherry with dry dust, with maderized cooked fruits, with stewed fruits that have stuck in the pan
      wood in return, intense, strong, which remains in the mouth, rather peppery spices come amplify this scent
      the old walnut side and maderized wine.
      chocolate, honey, vanilla with zan.
    • Finish
      long!
      coffee, dark chocolate
      cooked fruits
      dust,
      soggy wood at this time

  4. dRambo scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    I got blind in the glass and I thought it was an excellent GD SC from 1993 or earlier - the typical dry berry notes, then slightly sour and spicier than later releases.
    If I had to rate the price I would deduct points, but that was earlier :)
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 93 points Moderator

    Great balance - clearly a Glendronach from the early 90s but not too heavy sherry and fortunately lacking of sulphury notes - very drinkable and enjoyable - excellent!
    • Nose
      94 94
      Intense, fresh sherry, lots of raisins, dried fruits, plums, prunes, figs, spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, xmas cake, hints of vanilla, roasted nuts, whiffs of new rubber - really great!
    • Taste
      93 93
      Little punchy, oily, creamy, liquorice, more roasted nuts, chocolate cake, good sweetnees, cooked oranges, jam, dried and stuffed fruits, more spices, dark chocolate, fine sherry wood - very good!
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long, warm, sweet sherry, a little bit more tannins, spices, in the end more woody

  6. JungleDram scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. markkuyper scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  8. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
      Sweetness and vanilla at the beginning, then dark fruits (raisins, plums) and cinnamon. In between slightly gum, oak and a bit dusty. Then clearly chocolate and increasingly spicy and sour.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Short sweet, then shoe polish, dark fruits, cinnamon. Significantly oak and then bitterly bitter. The alcohol is quite well integrated and is surprisingly curbed for almost 49% Vol.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The finish is long and dominated by bitter oak; adds again to the fruits.

  9. Hemdl scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    That's a nice malt, no doubt. However, nothing that other malts can not offer - and sometimes cost half. Price / performance here is not really good, but at Glendronach prices are now anyway Sammlergetrieben.
    In itself, a beautiful Sherrymalt with dirty notes, I personally miss the last highlight.
    • Nose
      Beautiful sherry nose, as expected. Raisins, caramel pudding, red fruits. In addition, the influence of some dry oak notes and leather. Surprisingly "fresh" and not as sherryüberfrachtet, as I expected, the alcohol a tick too present for just above drinking strength. Not as spectacular as hoped.
    • Taste
      Sherry, oak, leather, sherry again. Everything in this order. First of all, the rather pleasing, sweet aromas of the sherry casks. Fruits, raisins, caramel - everything is there. Then again the slightly drier influence of the oak, easily merging into leathery and dusty notes. The looks quite dirty, but I like it better than the 08/15 sweetener malts that are now everywhere to find. Then it gets a little more pleasing and sweeter, now with a little more honey and licorice in the luggage.
    • Finish
      Long and strong, nice variety. In the end, the highlight - the entire range of flavors once again in compressed form. At the end, there is a slightly dry, slightly bitter and somehow "dirty" taste on the thumb, which reminds me of some jump bench.

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