Glendronach 1990

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Bottling - Batch 17
Stated Age
28 years old
Pedro Ximenez Puncheon
Number of bottles
51.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
01 Aug 2019 10:00 pm by Tauti

Average value

€ 493,59

30 × in wishlist

44 × member ratings

110 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1990

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.88 points

  1. Flou scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    It's great how oily the whisky is in the glass and there are long streaks on the glass wall.

    In the nose, initially more reserved than expected. Not that violent sherry fist from the overloaded sherry bombs that have been so popular lately. It is much more elegant with lots of dark fruits, boiled with figs, raisins, cherries, blackberries ... and a little apple sprinkled with cinnamon. Now comes the chocolate ... associations of chocolate with nuts. Not really dark chocolate, just a little bittersweet. A really pleasant, slightly sour note is added, which I love for whisky matured in sherry casks. I thought that was so delicious with The Maltman Secret Speyside 16y. And in the end, the wood comes with fresher wood from a carpentry and older wood from old furniture. Everything is wonderfully interwoven ... just great as soon as you let it stand longer and have the first sip approved. Then the aroma becomes even stronger.

    In the mouth incredibly creamy and oily, it pushes vigorously with its 51.7% and dark sweet fruits flood the mouth ... wow! Spices follow with pepper, cinnamon and a pleasant woodiness with hints of leather, the chocolate is now darker and lines the mouth. Complex, sweet, fruity, dry, spicy ... somehow everything together but everything harmonizes wonderfully. The 51.7% alcohol is perfectly integrated and ensures the optimal level of strength.

    The aromas stay in the mouth for a long time. Wonderful. Dark chocolate with a fruit filling with dark fruits and garnished with a little pepper ... this is how you can perhaps describe it.

    Overall, I have to say that this is a really good whisky. The nose is not as strong as hoped at the beginning, but you should leave the whisky for 30 minutes with a lid on the glass. It opens up more and more and the boiled fruits become more and more present. Similar to the Couvreur Blossoming Auld Sherried, where the nose is initially weaker than expected ... but gradually it gets really awesome. The Glendronach is not an "in the face" whisky, but a gentle and elegant gentleman with an abundance of flavors. Anyone who gets involved will be rewarded with a complex and wonderfully complex whisky.

    We do not need to discuss the price. The whisky is really expensive! And it is not € 350 more delicious than an Allardice or Parliament. But he plays in a higher league, I have to make that clear.

    My rating: fabulous 93/100 points
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  2. Amsterdam did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Batch 17 contains the following bottles:
    1990 cask 2623
    1990 cask 7905
    1992 cask 113
    1992 cask 221
    1992 cask 847
    1992 cask 5896
    1993 cask 416
    1993 cask 5976
    1994 cask 325
    1995 cask 3040
    2005 cask 887
    2006 cask 3343
    2006 cask 3359
    2007 cask 6769

  3. Dronach_Aficionado scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    The oldest single cask (or cask bottling, as Glendronach has recently called it) from Batch17 is convincing across the board. An elegant, dark, fruity sherry line slowly combines with a finely woven spice that remains on the palate for several minutes. Fantastic! No one-dimensional sherry bomb of modern character from wet barrels, but a finely matured noble, old glendron after which you can taste the long years in the PX barrel. My favorite from batch 17 in front of casks 221, 847 and the port pipe.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  4. michels_kevin scored this whisky 96 points Member Junior

    An incredibly beautiful round sherry whisky.
    Can only join Flou's notes. With his Notes everything is really said correctly.


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