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Glendronach Cask Strength

Overall rating
83.84/100
votes
133
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch 7
Bottled
2018
Casktype
Oloroso & Pedro Ximenez Sherry Casks
Strength
57.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
LL33740
Barcode
5060399685436
Added on
11 Feb 2018 12:52 pm by TheWhiskyDungeon
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 67.19

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach Cask Strength

26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.84 points

  1. JürgenWhisky scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    It is just sad to see how bad Glendronach Whiskys got the last years.

  2. Lakerfield scored this whisky 72 points Member Senior

    Right off the bat, what a complete miss. Literally the first GlenDronach I can't wait to finish just for it to be gone. It simply doesn't come close to any of the previous 6 batches. Nose was pretty good! Sweet, fruity and light on the sherry. Not something you would associate with a classic GlenDronach.. But okay on its own. The palate on the other hand, whoosh and all fruitiness from the nose is thrown out the window. Only to leave something bitter with a few sweet notes behind. Curiously awaiting Batch 8..
    • Nose
      As I could tell by the colour alone, not so sherried as the age-stated core range. First impression is a good balance between spirit and cask influence. Pear, orange peel, apple pie, pineapple, coconut, banana and cranberry are backed by a firm malt/cereal or even sultana base. Toffee, marzipan, caramel, brown sugar you name it, it's all there. Dark honey, vanilla, coffee, roasted pistachio, saw dust, walnut, mint oil, burnt bread, glazed ham and a little salted butter. Subtle on the sherry and similar to the Glendronach 8yo Hielan', which didn't wow me either. This is not what GlenDronach is famous for.. On its own, a decent balanced nose with lots of fruits and sweets!
    • Taste
      Thin mouthfeel, again very malt driven and even less influence from the sherry casks. Harsh with lots of bitter oak and tannins upfront. Once we're past that stage, things get better with some fresh fruits as apple, banana, grapefruit, strawberry and lemon zest. Dark chocolate, creme brulee, caramel sauce, almond, vanilla, lavender, anise, wet cardboard, salt and pepper. Very clearly a youthful whisky, where the alcohol didn't get enough time to integrate on a decent level. Quite the disappointment after an okay nose, the sweet aspect gets overshadowed by tannins and alcohol heat.
    • Finish
      Long. Malt, alcohol heat, apple and bitter oak.

  3. wisekycourse scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Oloroso sherry and PX, as the last revival 15 years!
    for 7 to 9 years of age for this CS.
    • Nose
      spice!
      then a little wood and fresh glue, it smells of youth.
      fruit on stewed fruits (apple, pear, tangerine)
    • Taste
      malt, spices still
      dry wood, slightly macerated fruit, a return of ... cooked strawberry!
      the alcoholic impression is quite high
      back of glue, crushed almond kernel
    • Finish
      average, on the same scents, without much surprise ... a "half" revival?

  4. marq scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Sinas manderins honey sherry spritz biscuits cedarwood vanilla

    Honey drink sherry laurel candied fruit almond. Orange shell

    After taste laurel drop bitter peppery, it lingers for a long time

    this bottling seems less complex than previous bottlings, the added whiskys also make a younger impression

  5. Glenjasper scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Of all Glendronachs, that's the worst thing I've ever drunk.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Light fruity aromas with wood and a sweet and sour smell with hay seeds.
    • Taste
      78 78
      You have to search for a long time. The alcohol comes through clearly, the famous sherry note of Glendronach is a nonsense.

      Not every Glendronach needs to be a sherry bomb, but what's in the glass here is a disappointment.
    • Finish
      75 75
      Empty.

  6. EvilAFI scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Not the refined Glendronach I have had before, a bit hot and unbalanced. Good, but not great.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Honey, raisins, spice, fig
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet and spicy, red fruits and aggressive baking spices.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Fruity and drying, medium long. Raspberry iced tea

  7. EvilAFI scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Not the refined Glendronach I have had before, a bit hot and unbalanced. Good, but not great.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Honey, raisins, spice, fig
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet and spicy, red fruits and aggressive baking spices.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Fruity and drying, medium long. Raspberry iced tea

  8. ballunder scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    Definitely not up to par with previous Batch releases. Quite spicy, in a woodsy kind of way. Also big grape and citrus. It's not that the 7 is "bad" just disappointing that it's not ~better~ given my expectations of previous "Batch" releases. I bought the 7 alongside the new 15 Revival and, while a tad cheaper than the 15, my nod goes to the 15. Both are cut from the same PX and Oloroso cloth but where the youth of the 7 leads to some rather ragged and rough cuts, the extra 6-8 years of the 15 allows it to smooth them over leaving you with an overall impression that is more refined.

  9. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. LeChiffre scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A nice fruity-spicy malt that can handle a few drops of water. The clear transition from intense sweetness to a noticeable bitterness is something special in the expression. Overall, a good malt.
    • Nose
      85 85
      intense fruity-sweet; figs; Berry; Caramel sweetness; Alcohol is well integrated; Splash of water brings out the fruit notes even better
    • Taste
      85 85
      spicy-sweet; intense fruitiness (berries, raisins) sticky-mouth-filling; a little bitter oak comes out
    • Finish
      82 82
      long and dry; Plum; Oak comes out clearly; increasingly bitter (coffee, oak)

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