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Glendronach 12-year-old Original

Overall rating
85.49/100
votes
65
Whiskybase ID
WB130184
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
05.02.2019
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximénez & Oloroso Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LM11037
Barcode
5060088791646
Added on
22 Apr 2019 3:17 pm by ARCH3R
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 48.88

5 × in wishlist

65 × member ratings

177 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 12-year-old Original

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.49 points

  1. Juergen Willi scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Sherry Bomb for little money. Perfect for christmas time.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Rich and sweet. Sherry, nuts, honey, spices, tobacco, leather, oak milk chocolate, plum, orange, peach, apricot,...
    • Taste
      87 87
      Creamy, full flavoured, alcohol very good integrated. 46% Abv would be great. Sherry sweetness, fruits, raisins, toffee, ginger, oak wood
    • Finish
      86 86
      Sherry, mild tannins, pepper.

  2. TobiasHolm scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    I tasted this against a Glenfiddich 12 and this certainly came out of that the better. It doesnt hit you with an iron fist of sherry like the Glenfiddich, but gives it to you in a balanced, more modest amount, while retaining some of the grains flavours. A perfect "beginner" whisky, or if you're already a whiskylover, you can drink the whole bottle...

  3. Saftkenner scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A very nice standard sherry bottling with a strong sherry aroma. Also great for newbies who want to look beyond the edge of the bourbon barrel.
    I would of course very much appreciate it if Rachel Barrie, like with "Benriach 12year old Sherry Wood", would go for 46%, but that is probably not to be expected. Then at least I hope that this bottling will last for a long time, despite the shortage of sherry casks, and also at this price. The Benriach jumped in the course of the design change.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Very balanced and fruity. No alcohol noticeable.
      Cherries, plums, cinnamon, fresh orange, a little vanilla, delicate oak spice.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Well-integrated alcohol. The youth is barely noticeable, unlike many other 12-year-old standard bottlings from mainly sucked-out barrels. A little thin due to the low drinking strength.
      In terms of taste and aroma: plums, cherries, vanilla, juice orange. The oak seasoning brings a lot of tannins, which I find a delicious addition.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Short to medium length. There are light notes of vanilla with oak spice and some pickled plum.

  4. DanishDistilled scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Sherry, vanilla, Grass, caramel,
    • Taste
      85 85
      Very nice. A sherry bomb indeed. Quite spicy and with the sulphuric sherry finish.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Classic sherry sherry finish

  5. Ostap scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Great base whisky, bar option.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Bright, dessert, lacquer, sherry, condensed milk, dried fruits, vanilla, raisins, dusty, leather furniture, apples, Duchess candy, coconut, light firm tropics.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Chocolate, dried fruits, paints, dried apricots, sweet, dessert.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Dried fruits, varnish, a little binds and dries.

  6. marmeladow scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Compared to the tastings of older bottlings under Billy Walker, there is a much clearer oak flavor in the nose, key and finish today, which unfortunately partially covers the previously impressive sherry notes, especially the PX barrel aromas.
    This bottling, which Rachel Berrie is now responsible for, is somewhat weaker. "Slouched" PX casks?

  7. vomi scored this whisky 80 points Member Junior

    Also a good one, fresh and fruity with sherry aroma.
    Not special, there are other whiskys with this taste.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Sherry, sweetness, fruits, vanilla
    • Taste
      83 83
      Sherry, fruits, spices, sweetness
    • Finish
      78 78
      Sherry, spices, oak, some sweetness

  8. vomi scored this whisky 80 points Member Junior

    Also a good one, fresh and fruity with some spices.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Sherry, sweetness, fruits, vanilla
    • Taste
      83 83
      Sherry, fruits, spices, sweetness
    • Finish
      76 76
      Sherry, spices, oak, some sweetness

  9. Bruceleewhisky scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. Bruceleewhisky scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

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