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Glendronach 10-year-old Forgue

Overall rating
82.43/100
votes
120
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
21.05.2018
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Oloroso & Pedro Ximénez Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Bottle code
LN11013
Barcode
5060399686761
Bottled for
Travel Retail
Added on
30 Aug 2018 1:18 pm by Amsterdam
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 65.28

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 10-year-old Forgue

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.43 points

  1. Beaty-Tang scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Boring, somewhat youthful nose, nice taste and grand finish. He makes the points mainly by the latter. In sum, however, I can not understand why I should pay for this (converted to the 0.7 liter bottle) more than for the standard Glendronach 12 years (which is a class of its own).

    Glendronach Forgue 10 years about 65 € (1 liter bottle) = 45 €
    Glendronach 12 years about 40 €

  2. coldsun scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Suprpisingly impressive whisky! Bold, consistent and smooth. Delicious one.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Impressive notes of chocolate, cocoa, black cherry, stewed fruits, jam, coconut and definitely sherry.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Echoes nose adding notes of sweet oranges.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Orange and sweet sherry.

  3. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  4. KayMeertens scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    The sherry influence in this one is very light. I compared it to the 12YO Original, which is very dark and treacly in comparison. Really worlds apart. It's OK as a general entry-level whisky but the GlenDronach lovers will be looking for something else.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Grape, apple, pastry, tangerine and grass. A bit fishy as well.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Raisin, hay, tangerine, dough, spice and a little smoke.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Shortbread, apple and grape.

  5. sarthur71 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. thijs100 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    It's good but not entirely convincing.
    • Nose
      Light and fruity, mainly banana and some apricots, but finally a touch of orange zest too. There's a whiff of breakfast tea, bung cloth and macadamia nuts also. Not the most expressive, but satisfying nonetheless.
    • Taste
      Rather oily and sweet at first (vanilla custard, caramel, honey), quickly overtaken by spicy pepper and hot ginger, the oak being just a tad too present.
    • Finish
      Medium in length, spicy and somewhat bitter.

  7. sheven0126 scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

  8. Myke scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    the 1 liter bottle is fair in price; the sherry aroma gets a little less out the back. Otherwise a delicious dram that you can drink in a good round alongside.
    [If there is some air on the whisky in the bottle (below the shoulder), then a certain malt note is added and the bitter / bitter taste is less; ie for me the whisky gets better -> upgrade from 79 to 82.]
    Conclusion: there are significantly worse 10-year-olds, but only slightly better 10-year-olds in this price and performance class of full sherry maturation.
    • Nose
      83 83
      First a clear sherry aroma together with walnut - one could interpret the roasted chestnut from this. I also have the blood orange as a fruity component from the official information. Sweet vanilla with powdered sugar and a slight hint of honey come out at the back when it stands a little.
    • Taste
      82 82
      the sherry builds up well again, along with a light spice. The vanilla is no longer quite as present, the sweetness is also limited, but the walnuts and the orange end up getting a bit bitter (bitter orange) and "earthy". Some malt is also added. With a little imagination, the specified blackberries can be found.
    • Finish
      80 80
      short to medium length; What remains is a slight spice of nutmeg and ginger, as well as the slight bitterness of roasted nuts and bitter orange (the tart tone is not very pronounced). I personally don't have the tobacco that others find.

  9. Quercus scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    We read something about that on MALT: https://malt-review.com/2018/10/09/glendronach-forgue/

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