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Glendronach 15-year-old Revival

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
15 years old
Pedro Ximénez & Oloroso Sherry Casks
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
30 Jan 2019 9:32 pm

Average value

€ 81,11

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235 × member ratings

859 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 15-year-old Revival

50 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.03 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    looks thinner and less refined than its predecessor on me - both complexity and the depth of the flavors is rather superficial - much more complex than the 12er but the distance to the 18s is also very large
    • Nose
      84 84
      slightly dusty musty dried dates, orange oil and orange juice, later rather bitter orange marmalade - sweeter but also more bitter substances, laurel, dried figs, a lot of mint, a little camillan

      after the first sip also very clear plums, with a lot of time a fine fruity acid, with caramel, honey
    • Taste
      83 83
      Leather, dried dats and figs - which are a bit woody, herbal so come here. Pepper, chili, ginger, very sweet, a hint of plum, clearly orange, some tobacco and a delicate bitterness that reminds me of grape seeds and stalks - it has something "dirty" leathery in itself
    • Finish
      83 83
      RumtraubenChocolate, orange, slightly nutty, plum, rather short

  2. Pollenflug scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Set with X ...
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. Othorion scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This Whisky is okay concerning its price-Performance-ratio! (Well, at least if you can get one for roundabout 55 Euro) Seeing so many people chasing this newest expression the Glendronach marketing did a good Job naming this one Revival! For me as a fan of the former Billy Walker Glendronach Style this is a slap in the face! This stuff is just so much worse than the old Revival and the new Style is kinda generic in my book as well!

  4. Kensay scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    not worth the attention, failure is complete compared to the old release

  5. wisekycourse scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    the "new" revival!
    Oloroso and PX!
    • Nose
      olfactory roundness, creamy sweetness and vanilla, rather marked spices, woody return quite important.
    • Taste
      fine sherry, less flagrant, woody more present and dry, rather peppery spices, creamy and greedy.
    • Finish
      same perceptions in the mouth with wood and a very fine sherry, more on stewed fruit, but not on mold.

  6. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I'm not a GD expert, but I already strongly remember that I liked the old 15er much better, for me even with the strongest under 20er OA was. This one lacks some grounding, but also depth.
    • Nose
      Phew, I do not like the modern sherry, chestnut, nuts, rye bread, oregano, nut chocolate, nutmeg, musty dates, cinnamon, lavender, clove, rather dry and even more bitter, have the old much fruity in memory
    • Taste
      Clove, cherry compote with bitter seeds, plums with seeds as well, chestnut, very modern also here, lovage therefore unfortunately also of the lot, pepper black pepper, forest honey, pine nuts, ginger, some tobacco
    • Finish
      Still bitter, the nuts come back from the nose, chocolate chips, ginger, short to medium long

  7. dandan798 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    The 2018 Revival is still a truly fantastic sherried whisky.
    • Nose
      89 89
      sweet, sherry, dried fruit, dates, raisins, vanilla, caramel, dark fruit, berries, cherry, chocolate, spices, cinnamon, cloves
    • Taste
      91 91
      sherry, dried fruit, dark fruit, sweetness, vanilla, spices, cinnamon, honey, chocolate, raisins, green apple, grape, citrus
    • Finish
      92 92
      sherry, sweet, raisins, vanilla, honey, milk chocolate, spices, cinnamon, cloves, oak, fruit, berries, oak, espresso

  8. Amsterdam scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    This re-release of the Revival is now a mix of
    Pedro Ximénez & Oloroso sherry casks. The first Revival was only on Oloroso casks.

  9. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Old Revival was better. The sweeter PX is hiding behind the too dry wood.
    • Nose
      Sherry, dried fruits, caramel, orange peel, raisin and chamomile.
    • Taste
      Sherry, dry oak, pepper, cocoa and tobacco.
    • Finish
      Medium length, oaky, spicy.

  10. KingKutte_4.0 scored this whisky 83 points Member Junior

    a shadow of himself :(
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82


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