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Glendronach 1992

Overall rating
91.46/100
votes
56
Whiskybase ID
WB124748
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Bottling
Vintage
13.05.1992
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
26 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Butt
Casknumber
66
Number of bottles
574
Strength
57.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
10th Anniversary Abbey Whisky
Added on
22 Jan 2019 1:05 pm by Amsterdam
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 599.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1992

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.46 points

  1. Flou scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    The Glendronach lies amber in the glass and is slightly syrupy. That reminds me of the Glen Garioch 24y from The Maltman range. The old single casks from Glendronach are in a class of their own and I'm really happy that I can now taste this 26 year old Glendronach from Oloroso Butt number 66.

    On the nose I immediately have a very sweet fruitiness that reminds me of candied strawberries. This very sweet fruitiness is complemented by the usual suspects: raisins, dates, some plum jam ... but not as intense and dark as expected. Maybe that's because I just had the excellent Glengoyne 28 in my glass. The Glendronach seems a bit simple and simple-minded against it. The oak is now noticeable and I notice how much more delicate and pleasant I find the oak influences of the Glengonye 28. Nevertheless, we are on a very high level here, the spiciness compliments the sweet fruitiness wonderfully. Hints of furniture polish and slightly earthy notes play around the sweetness, which reminds me a little of forest honey. A very gentle sulfur note is perceptible, but not at all disturbing to me, as it is only discreetly perceptible and no sulfur fireworks burn off. The flavors can really convince! I like the Glendronach very much on the nose.

    As expected, the whisky is very strong in the mouth, but the spiciness on the tongue is significantly less than expected. I would have expected that I would absolutely have to dilute the whisky, but you can actually enjoy it undiluted. Just like in the nose, the Glendronach is very sweet in the mouth, although the sweetness is now clearly supplemented with pepper. The dark fruits and raisins are clearly noticeable. In addition, there are now spices, cloves, a little liquorice and the even more bitter notes such as tobacco, leather and perhaps a little slightly damp forest floor. It's great how the strong spiciness is accompanied by the sweetness, which gradually leaves the stage to the tannins.

    For me, the finish is dominated by the tart aromas. Tobacco, leather, clove, liquorice, a little furniture polish and chewed coffee beans make for a slightly bitter finish. The sweetness buzzes very gently in the background and envelops the tannins like a barely noticeable veil. The sulfur is still very easily noticeable in the aftertaste, and I also have the association with a little salt.

    Overall, this is a great Glendronach, but not the top single casks I've had to date. I am a little lacking balance and complexity. This forest honey sweetness is impressive and damn delicate, but I still lack the balance in my mouth. But that's grumbling on a high level, I have to mention that again here!

    I got a good 90/100 points.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A classic. The 4th pick by the guys at Abbey (# 33, 3400, 652, and now 66). Some folks named this bottling as "The Stonker". I guess it is stonkingly good.
    • Nose
      91 91
      A balanced, heavy oloroso nose. Excellent depth -- dark, sweet, earthy, and winey. Quite fresh and slightly medicinal in a good way.... maybe it's the cherry cough syrup. Lots of dark chocolates, dried coffee, plums, and a serious load of Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia. It is a delicious ice cream made in Vermont, if you've never tried it, and readily available in many grocery stores in the U.S.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Powerful but it's balanced. The ABV is perfect here at 57.1%. No need to list all the flavors of oloroso, but they're all here. Swims well with water. If's there's one complaint, it is that it's slightly dry, but then again, you have to realize that oloroso sherry does give you that roasted coffee, dark chocolate dryness, and it's not inherently a fault.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Lengthy finish with chocolate peanut butter. Really?!?

  3. Dottore scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose: 26 years of SC Glendronach from an Oloroso barrel, bottled for Abbey Whisky. Here you get what you expect from a Glendronach Single Cask: raisins, dates, tobacco, leather, but also for the rather dry Oloroso, unusually sweet notes with white chocolate and vanilla. Light sulfur, not disturbing, but noticeable.

    Mouth Sweet in the mouth, but has this nice old note, the 26 years have left an impression. Leather, musty, tobacco. Slightly above the point in terms of modernity but not in the direction of herbalism, which I really like, but something in the direction of sulfur.

    Finish: long, heavy, sweet-musty at first, then slowly astringent. Little bitterness in the finish.

    Conclusion: Nice Glendronach single cask, quite musty, you have to like that too. Minimally goes sulphurous. But overall a nice whisky but not a high-flyer. 89 points

  4. dandan798 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
      Sherry, sulfur, spices, cinnamon, dried fruit, sultanas, orange, sweet, forest honey, wood polish
    • Taste
      91 91
      Sweet, Sherry, dried fruit, sultanas, honey, spices, cloves, pepper, green apple, grapefruit, wet tobacco,
    • Finish
      92 92
      Sweet, Sherry, oak, spices, clove, sultanas, red apple, orange, leather,

  5. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Official tasting notes:

    Appearance:
    Chestnut

    Nose:
    Dates, sticky toffee pudding, sultana, eucalyptus, white chocolate, vanilla and orange zest

    Palate:
    Raisin cake, creme brulee, toffee, milk chocolate, salted caramel, cloves

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