Glendronach 27-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Stated Age
27 years old
Sherry Casks
Batch 10
Number of bottles
50.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
12 Dec 2018 7:34 pm by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1150.79

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 27-year-old

38 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.65 points

  1. Prof_Dr_John scored this whisky 95 points Moderator

    Yes, what can you say. About spirits like a grandeur, the ghosts are different. Fans of single casks swear by the uniqueness of ONE barrel and the limited number of bottles of a sherry butt. Other connoisseurs, who have had several grandeurs in their glass, are almost enthusiastic about bottlings from this series, where several exquisite barrels have been married to each other. The "advantage" of these bottlings is that you get by mixing several barrels of greater complexity and thus probably several taste profiles of connoisseurs is fair - connoisseurs who are ready, after all, about 600 € for a bottle like this on the To lay a table. Is it the grandeur value? I think everyone has to decide for themselves. As a Glendronach fan you should definitely have had a grandeur in the glass once in a lifetime, no matter how much a dram or a sample costs. So far, I've had Batch 7 and 9 in the glass, now Batch 10, and I have to say I liked the 10 because of its tremendous fear and complexity. At this point you have to definitely compliment Rachel Barrie for the good work. Finally, I would like to add a score. Difficult. In 2019, I had some great whiskys in my glass, from the 1989 Strahisla, to the 1961 Glenfarclas, to the 1978 Glendronach Single Cask. All over 95 points. Since I have already given the Strathisla 96, the 1978 Glendronach 98, I would not be too euphoric for the moment and give the grandeur also strong 95 points with tendency direction 96 because I just impressed the complexity a bit better than the Strahtisla. If you are looking for a Christmas present for yourself - the grandeur is it :)
    • Nose
      Oily and elegant, the 27-year grandeur flows into the Nosing glass. As soon as an incredibly intense sherry scent flows through the room. In the glass, the post goes off, this fragrance must first be sorted. Deep dark fruits, blackberries, cherries, plums, figs, honey, toffee, almonds, old rum, wood shavings, cigar box, old leather, to the echo of honey, pear and vanilla and delicate chocolate. Unbelievable, what you can do with time. Over time, notes of roasted nuts and freshly ground coffee beans join in, madness! Sometimes you think you have a rum or a cognac in your glass ... The longer you smell it, the sweeter and fruitier it seems to be. Alone the Norsing is already wonderful!
    • Taste
      Creamy and almost oily, the Grandeur glides over the tongue. The Nosing continues wonderfully in the mouth. In the first impression dominate the dark berries, so you might think you have a blackberry syrup in the mouth. Aromas of cherries, honeydew melons and plums join in, paired with fine aromatic wood notes. The wood is wonderfully integrated and not dominant. The alcohol with 50.1% you hardly notice. He carries the aromas wonderfully. The longer you have it in your mouth, the more the notes of ground coffee beans and chocolate are added, along with a slightly spicy, I would say, peppery note. This is a wonderful counterpoint to the extremely delicious sweet notes. In places I get a whiff of sour apples and a ginger breeze, before the sweetness of the berries and cherries overtakes me again.
    • Finish
      A sheer endless finish rapturous after tasting. The complete potpourri of sweet and spicy notes clings to the tongue and cheeks. The salivation does not want to stop. The brain signals: MORE! Once again, the sweet flavors of cherries, apricots, raisins, butterscotch and rum dominate. Slowly, the tip of the palate becomes slightly drier, which means that the tip of the tongue sticks to it. In the back of the pharynx, you now notice the aromas of the wood, of the leather and a hint of tobacco leaves, cigar box and leather, without these flavors completely suppressing the sweetness. An absolute dream of Scottish whisky art.

  2. DramGoodLife scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    One of those whiskies that just knocks your socks off. Constantly developing in the glass, wonderful from start to finish. Truly an experience in the glass.
    • Nose
      Is this whisky? Old cognac, aged rum, a thick sticky and liquer like quality. I get immediate notes of cherries and other berries, is this Herring liquer and Chambord?
      With time it picks up more manuka honey, treacle, stone fruits plums and peaches, a touch of drip coffee, a soft smokiness and woodchips. Tabacco, cigar boxes and a layer of leather.
    • Taste
      Classy and dignified, a true elegance coming through the darkness. Its blackberries, brambles and black currant, black cherries. A soft spiciness, a gentle tingle of oak and paprika.
    • Finish
      Tannings under control, balanced with manuka honey and tabacco. A gentle smokiness hovers.

  3. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Perfect, sweet stuff from the rivers in the Garden of Eden. ;)
    • Nose
      Beautiful, elegant, aromatic, thank goodness does not smell like modern sherry as one might fear in '90s stuff, pure noble toffee, dark honey, peach in honey, honey melon, juicy sweet pear, whipped cream, nougat, milk chocolate, wax, vanilla, tonka bean
    • Taste
      As in the nose, an old cognac with milk at, sweet pear, honeydew melon, peach jellies, milk chocolate, wax, is more intense to pure nectar, apple pie, perfect alcohol, apricot jam, candied ginger and a flower meadow
    • Finish
      Apricot, honeydew melon, long, peach, sweet butter and toffee

  4. Griller76 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    One of the few excellent drops, which does not need dilution despite barrel strength. Aromas and alcohol form a perfect unity!
    • Nose
      Mild sherry, white sage, milk chocolate, pickled old rump
    • Taste
      first a bit thin, then subtle alcoholic burning, oriental spices, subtle oily sweetness, hardly any oak, but fine old wood
    • Finish
      Subtle oak bitterness, roasted oats, long fine Asiapflaumenaroma very fine!

  5. DeanoH scored this whisky 94 points Member Junior

    N. Wow Stone fruits galore, a little almond croissant and some well matured Christmas cake

    P. The booze soaked nectarine and plum washes over the pallete initially, followed by warm oak and a little white pepper. Raisins develop but they've been ever so gently smoked over the embers of an ancient oak fire.

    F. Deep layers of cake with candied orange peel, white pepper and soft hints of Christmas spice.

    Probably the best Glendronach I tried.

  6. jamier87 scored this whisky 100 points Member Junior

    Simply the best whisky I’ve drunk to date. Offers more complexity than the single casks of similar age. Really struggle to see how this could be better!

  7. Jnpons scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Color: beautiful mahogany, superb color, woody, copper highlights.

    Nose: immediately you recognize the Glendronach profile.

    an orchard, a strawberry field, a sensation of freshly mashed apple, spices, cinnamon, precious wood, notes of bitter chocolate.

    Palate: Magnificent, syrupy, red fruit, a light touch of caramel, a few touches of pepper.

    Final: on chocolate, nuts and red fruit.

    Comments: a well integrated alcohol. A superb whisky, quite syrupy.

  8. Egge scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      93 93
      My first thought: is that rum? Look at the bottle, no. So ahead, ahead.

      Sherry, vanilla and red fruits. At times pear, grated tobacco, caramel. The longer he stands, the sweeter he gets.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Dark berries at the beginning, ripe, juicy cherries first. Then plums and a clear wood note, I discover apples and vanilla.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long and oily. At the back the wooden aromas, which are a bit too bitter for me. Otherwise cherries and raisins dominate.

  9. DJ_Howard did not rate this whisky Newbie

    Had the earlier batch 8 and 10, but this is certainly better. So much for the extra couple years. Some quality casks there. Nice PX and sherry influences, It's like the 21 but much much better and more intense. Sweet, old leather, a bit sulphur but nice in a way, complex and a long finish.

  10. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Nice stuff, honey, toffee, vanilla, almonds, figs, candied fruits, plums, Demerara, a bit rum-ish, excellent


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