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Glendronach 21-year-old Parliament

Overall rating
88.34/100
votes
64
Whiskybase ID
WB138205
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
05.02.2019
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Oloroso and Pedro Ximinez
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
for this bottle code is another bottling date also available (125543)
Bottle code
LM11342
Barcode
5060088793473
Added on
03 Sep 2019 1:08 pm by FredrikH
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 184.33

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64 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 21-year-old Parliament

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.34 points

  1. karloff scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    This is my second bottle in two years and I can't split them, like the last one it has those nice succulent berry notes with lots of spice and a great dry finish that coats the mouth and tickles the taste buds. So in a nutshell the standard is still very much there. And again I have made my way down this bottle with great haste, sharing a couple along the way over Christmas.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. asmazda scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Based on the taste and finish I'm guessing they blended bad casks with OK ones. Makes sense considering how they price this relative to their single cask bottles.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Nose is fresh and light with sherry profile. Cherry, caramel, and fudge dominates. Some ginger and orange zest.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Sherry influence of course, but all over the place with some undesirable characteristics. A little sweet, spicy, smokey, salty, sour, bitter.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Sour, bitter, sweet with cherry and chocolate notes... imagine a bonbon sweetened with Sweet n' Low.

  3. DimiIkon scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Blind Tasting: February 2021
    • Nose
      90 90
      Cedar, dark chocolate. Red fruits, caramel and some orange peel. Fantastic scent!
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sun drenched raisins, chocolate and red berries. A little water produces a some mild pepper and more mature raisins. Full of dried fruits, toffee and a little bitter almonds.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Mature apricots, dried fruits and mature raisins. Very comfortable. Some chocolate, red cherries and a little bitter.
      Overall the smell is nose is much better than the taste.

  4. MonkeChef scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Sweet and intense, plum in brine, strawberry jam, red ripe grapes, red currants, caramel, honey, orange peel, cherries, raisins, floral notes, cherries, grass, grapefruit peel, spices.
    • Taste
      Dried plums, raisins, dark chocolate, spices, oak.
    • Finish
      Very long, multi-story, prunes, cinnamon, raisins, dark chocolate, tannins, oak, dry red wine, orange peel.

  5. Gråmantel scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    I tested this side by side with a 15yo Revival from 02/25/2015.
    • Nose
      Directly spicier and almost a little smokier (unexpected) than Revival. Nutty. Slightly slightly sulfur. Chocolate. Dried fruit. Something reminiscent of Armagnac.
    • Taste
      Not as oily and sherry bomby as 15 but still a bit waxy. Coffee with a little honey. Nice that it is 48%, would not have wanted less but with a few drops of water it will be a little more spice, nuts and dried fruit.
    • Finish
      Medium. Coffee, a little ginger. Fills the entire mouth. Really good whisky just like Revival, maybe not better but at least different with its spiciness.

  6. Maltimizer scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I really liked the nose, but unfortunately the taste and finish couldn't keep up.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Strong sherry influence, but no nut to be found. Sweet cherry and orange peel, caramel and some oak spice. Ripe peach in the background.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Coffee and red pepper, bitter and strong, strong oak spice, again cherry in the background. The peach and the sweet are gone.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Relatively short and dry, intense and somehow woody

  7. Sam.Oht scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    warm, complex, perfectly balanced

  8. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. natrix scored this whisky 87 points Newbie

    It's a Narnia whisky, reminiscent of a forest, named not after politics but after a collection of rooks that have been nesting in the trees near the GlenDronach distillery for over 200 years. The rooks provided advance notice of the approach of excise officers, in the days when the GlenDronach area was a hotbed of illicit distilling (Roskrow et al. 2012, p. 47) [1]. The birds are certainly chatty, and the whisky will justify its name, since you want to talk about it a lot, and it motivated me to write my first review.

    Color: black sage honey meets mahogany

    Overall: Got it from fine-whisky.de for around $130. After adding a few drops of water, the scent becomes more complex, and the fresh-paint feel is replaced with subtle smoky company. And I had to take a bit of real chocolate afterwards, since the feel reminded me so much of it, and my palate wanted to feel complex aromas again. However, I do feel it's a kind of a love-or-hate whisky, maybe it'll be a bit over-oaked and menthol-like for some. It's complex, but it may be too complex, too over-oaked. Even though its name is far from politics, it could be connected, since it seems that it does divide people.

    A posh brother of 15yo, who didn't stay pre-med all his life. A type of whisky you hide when your friends come over.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Total sherry domination, a bit of pine tree and oak, no smoke. Aged in a mix of sherry casks, feels like you're actually entering a forest where those rooks reside. Fantastic smell, a touch of smoke too and rich feel of nutmeg, clovers and cocoa. If you decide to stay long enough, there's a strong feeling of vanilla overcoming your senses. If you ever used Madagascar vanilla essence, this is it. I could get high on this. :')
    • Taste
      90 90
      Cocoa and coffee with a touch of pepper, maybe like dark chili chocolate. Nicely bitter, allspice and nutmeg, spicy. Really strong and intense, passionate and wild, like a Christmas affair.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Abrupt but short explosion of nutmeg/allspice and sherry, rather peppery end with subtle smoke. A bit dry and a bitter tannin finish, notes of liquorice and wood. A bit of bitterness remains, as in life.

  10. P.K.S scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    lots of px influens in the beginning and ending with oloroso. sweet but not to sweet.
    • Nose
      87 87
      fruty, oak, citrus, plums, dark chocolate amazing lite not strong
    • Taste
      85 85
      plums, rosins, oak, ginger
    • Finish
      85 85
      lot of fruty,ginger,oak lovley spises . long oak and sitrus flaver. Medium length

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