Glendronach 10-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Port Wood
Stated Age
10 years old
Port Pipe Finish
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
02 Jun 2019 2:44 pm by RaggaeShark

Average value

€ 68,87

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 10-year-old

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.22 points

  1. peatbogger scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    I usually rate bottles pretty quick after opening.
    This was opened and just enjoyed in company.
    Having another dram now, really enjoying it, I realise I have not made notes or rated it.
    This is so different than the usual sherried Glendronach, still or maybe because of that, I find it an excellent dram.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Rounded not excessive sweetness.
      Some almond nuttyness, light chocolate.
      I can't distinguish any spesific citric notes, but the berry mix has got a sour/zesty edge.
      Nice wineous touch along with something herbal and organic.
      Nothing sticking out, everything nicely ballanced, and very moderate alc on the nose.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Arrives with a good richness and warmth that quickly coates the mouth.
      Again modest sweetness.
      Chocolate covered marzipan with some blackcurrant filling.
      Very enjoyable and well executed sherry alternative.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Just about perfect level of spice.
      Close to long lasting with all so gentle dryness.
      Really lip smacking chocolate and creamy fudge notes that makes me just want to reach out for another sip.

  2. karloff scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    I haven't had much Port finish whiskies, in fact the last one I had was the Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban. This is better, I think the finish and the Alc vol are spot on. Thanks to Peatbogger for the sample, I will definitely look out for this.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Dark chocolate immediately comes to mind. Plums or tinned prunes. Crunchie bar which was cinder toffee covered in chocolate. Red wine, dry thick tree bark and wet fallen leaves. Blackberries, rum and toffee apple.
    • Taste
      90 90
      This is really nice and tasty. Those chocolate notes transfer nicely onto the palate. It is almost has a coco feel to it. The 46% is just about on the money. Lots of spice to go with it. This is the kind of dram you could have whilst reading a book in bed.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium to long finish. It's like chewing on a liquorice pipe followed by more chewing on tobacco. That dark thin healthy chocolate was the first to arrive at the party and the last to leave.

  3. maltaholic scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    A wonderfully sweet fragrance fills the nearby environment.
    I can already smell the barrel notes from afar.
    Do not even dare to move closer ...

    He gets a little bit sharper as soon as you put your nose in the glass,
    exudes his young alcohol.
    A wine note, sweet wood, grapes.

    In the mouth quite strong, rather spicy.
    The cask notes are a bit bitter, not completely pure.

    Great aroma.
    Not convincing in taste.
    For an initial 52,90 € ok,
    for the current 75 € not more ...

  4. 11insomnium scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Much more aromatic and complex in the nose than in the mouth. Develops after some time in the glass very beautiful floral notes. Here again shows that the keg is more crucial than the age.
    • Nose
      Fruit jam, slightly floral with citrus freshness, sweet, some beeswax, later very aromatic
    • Taste
      Spicy, fruity and sweet, slight alcoholic sharpness
    • Finish
      Slightly dry and slightly bitter, spicy with fruit

  5. The_Independent scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    This bottling differs with its Portwood profile from the usual Glendronach bottlings. I created the notes based on the last dram of a large bottle that was now open for around 9 months. This time did not harm him, perhaps quite the opposite.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Spicy sweetness, black cherry jam, port wine, a little musty, sandalwood, oak, behind it Mediterranean herbs, a little lavender soap and citrus zest. Alcohol is quite well integrated for the rather young age.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet, strong onset, the alcohol is a bit rough, almost spicy, strong chocolate with sour cherry, moist oak, very spicy and increasingly bitter.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Creamy, medium to long, lots of chocolate, a little coffee, sour cherry, then drying - baking cocoa.

  6. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Less sweet than expected, the influence of port wine goes well with distillate, age and alcohol strength. A summer whisky for me

  7. wisekycourse scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    finish 7 years bourbon, 3 years in port:
    woody, spicy and fruity, on a sweet sherry (pears, peaches cooked and macerated), vanilla
    on the palate, the sweet side comes out again, with more vanilla, caramel, fresher fruits (not candied!), rather dry wood, a little leather and dark chocolate and sweet, feeling that prolongs with fruity scents.
    the length is monolithic there, but long enough

  8. TsiAI scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Room temperature when drinking: 26℃

    Viewing Eyes: brown-orange smelling nose Nose: smelling is much thicker, add Yingzi, fermented tea, camphor pills, burnt grains, occasionally swimming pool disinfection water, fermented dough, inferior black skill, there will be moist in the back section The taste of dried ume plum Palate: sour and astringent, average sweetness, Master Kong jasmine tea, a little paste, sachet, black tea soup, woody, obvious bitter base, a little restrained, relatively thin flavor,
    Finish: Finish, medium toasted toast, relatively dry, pine nut cupcake body: light, oily and obvious tannin

    Nose: 83/100
    Palate: 81/100
    Finish: 81/100
    Body: 83/100
    Overall: 82/100

  9. Paedi75 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. Paedi75 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85


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