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Glendronach 16-year-old

Overall rating
86.15/100
votes
71
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Boynsmill
Bottled
03.12.2018
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximénez, Oloroso and Port casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LM 31679
Barcode
5060399688369
Added on
18 Feb 2019 1:18 pm by Torbehn
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 135.24

39 × in wishlist

71 × member ratings

259 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 16-year-old

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.15 points

  1. Nilles scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Appealing. Mild, soft, sweet, as I like him ...
    Grapes, something "grassy" (not at all GD-typical) and the obligatory PX plum ...
    The alcohol is very well integrated and harmonises well with the aromas.
    Nice, medium-long and slightly spicy finish ...
    Very pleasing, but not necessarily a "must have", especially not for the price.

  2. Lakerfield scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    First impression on the nose is especially a lot of balance. No aggressiveness or notes that want to stick out. It's very fruity I gotta say. We've got apple, tangerine, apricot, mango, banana, raisin and raspberry. All very delicate. Then vanilla, wax, honey, walnut, fake leather, chocolate chip cookie, marzipan, a little mint and an earthy dunnage note. Leans towards the current 15yo Revival, only more sugary. Don't expect 'first-fill artillery'.
    In the mouth, more of the same with the fruity notes to a lesser extent. Again, very soft and easy to sip on. Apple, peach, apricot, blueberry and white grape. Then some vanilla, honey, praliné, cookie dough, malt and a dunnage note that is typical of Glendronach.
    The finish is rather short. Malty, some peach and a little white chocolate.

    A fine malt, really. Easy to sip on, enough complexity, just good. But we're having a Glendronach here, ladies and gentlemen. James Allardice would step out of his grave if he heard about this. Glendronach shines the best with a good dose of sherry influence, its reputation is built upon those wonderful casks for a matter of fact. This one just feels rushed in some kind of way. Sherry in the background, port is nowhere to be found.. It's a fine whisky on its own but when looking at Glendronach, this one is another miss from Rachel Barrie.

    Based on a sample.

  3. schengel10 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I love the "old" Revival and Allardice bottlings - so it's an unfamiliar but interesting GlenDronach for me.
    It is good, very good even - but it is not a top malt!
    Originally for € 65.00 in travel retail, it is now much too expensive!
    [Color] copper;
    • Nose
      sweet (honey), fruity (grapes, plums), sherry flavors, nuts;
    • Taste
      juicy, fruity, oily, sweet, honey, vanilla, caramel, plums, spices, some oak;
    • Finish
      medium length, creamy, fruity, nutty, some oak lingers;

  4. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    An interesting new addition to the Glendronach lineup. The nose is quite atypical, but also a welcome change of pace for the usual fat sherried character of this distillery. The supposed port influence is not really obvious; though the new 10yo Port Wood should fill that gap nicely. Anyway, a decent bottling and well worth trying.
    • Nose
      Gentle sweetness, liquefied Werther’s originals and whispers of vanilla. A little ozone and candied ginger, followed by a somewhat sour sensation of currant in vinegar. With lots of air you can find citrus – ripe juicy oranges primarily.
    • Taste
      Sweet and juicy. A touch of virgin oak, caramel, and lots of vanilla pods. A touch of umami – meaty undertones of pork lard, pop corn, and eucalyptus.
    • Finish
      Medium. Sour-sweet tannins, lightly mentholated tea, and buttered corn.

  5. Dramtastisch scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Othorion scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Malthead19 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      dry fruity sherry note, dark berries, plum
    • Taste
      juicy but also strong onset, lots of volume, strong dry fruit notes, slightly sweet at the back (presumably due to the port wine), plum jam, oak, despite the age the alcohol is still relatively strong (rather unusual for Glendronach)
    • Finish
      dry, fruity medium-long finish;
      medium-long slightly bitter aftertaste

  8. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. Donpistoni scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. Maltlife scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    A 5cl sample was tasted.
    A worthwhile investment for Glendronach fans.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Fruit sweetness; dark cherries; citrus-like; light orange peel; Dark chocolate; Grape nut; Sherry sweetness; a slightly bitter but pleasant note. Light bread sweetness and maltiness at the end.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The nose is quite harmonious on the palate. Fruit notes, again orange / citrus, as well as chocolate and light hazelnut aromas. Light oak cargo.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long, very harmonious and well coordinated. At the very end, the oak comes forward again.

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