Glendronach Traditionally Peated

Overall rating
84.71/100
votes
137
Whiskybase ID
WB143396
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
30.10.2019
Casktype
Pedro Ximénez, Oloroso Sherry & Port Casks
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LN31502
Barcode
5060399689199
Added on
26 nov 2019 7:37 am by rottendon
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 52.04

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137 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Glendronach Traditionally Peated

27 users have left 29 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.71 points.

  1. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Even if many are of the opinion that GlenDronach should stick with the old system and only offer unpeated sherry barrel-influenced malts, I see it a little differently. I have to say: You can do that!

    Works really well for me, they managed the delicate smoke nicely. In combination with the selected barrels, this gives a really tasty and harmonious malt. I like it!
    • Nose
      Dry, slightly phenolic-maritime smoke and juicy, dark berries. That’s the first thing that comes to mind. Behind it a splash of fresh citrus fruits and a touch of dry chocolate. There isn't much more, but this combination of this delicate (for non-Islay not even bad) peat smoke and the sherry barrel influence is great. Nothing outstanding, but I like it a lot.
    • Taste
      Very delicate smoke in harmony with creamy chocolate notes. Again, the malt has a somewhat maritime effect, here the berries also come through nicely. In addition, there is a soft orange note and a little nutmeg.
      Once again: Nothing outstanding, but delicious!
    • Finish
      Fits. The (already delicate) smoke subsides gently, followed by some wood with maritime herbal notes and a subtle sweetness. Flawless transition to a more or less long finish.

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  3. climindy scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    tried right after opening, not bad but not exceptional
    • Nose
      alcohol, toffee, honey
    • Taste
      rather simple but smooth, spice, peat, burnt
    • Finish
      medium long and little bit savory

  4. Marequiers48 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  5. whisky666 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  6. TimkoT scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. KB201 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Traditionally Peated is one of Glendronach's few smoky single malts. Traditional production methods were used for this: In the past, it was common to burn peat towards the end of the malting process to dry the barley in order to produce the warming, earthy smoke aroma. The subtle smoke with the sherry tones from the casks gives the traditional Glendronach character

  8. Will_iam scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Ficelli scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  10. mattheww scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  11. mattheww scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  12. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  13. pauldrehmanns scored this whisky 70 points Newbie

    Slightly smoky, sweet behind.

  14. JNuyts scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  15. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A delightful step up from the previous limited run of Dronach Peated. More in the range of the Peated Port version. Still don't know if I need peated Dronach (no I don't, actually - go to would be tried and true Benriach instead) but this one isn't half bad. Just don't go there to expect Dronach sherry goodness in the mix.

  16. Dris scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  17. tester1277 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    An atypical Glendronach with light smoke.
    With a little water even sweeter and less smoky.
    • Nose
      gentle smoke, fruity and sweet
    • Taste
      wonderful sweetness with a light smoke, classic Glendronach flavor
    • Finish
      Long finish, the smoke and spice continue here too.

  18. CPI_1972 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Quite simple malt. And clearly a young one, it lacks the complexity, it is quite watery. It gets some help from the ABV. It is more dull than a Laphroaig PX. The peat is clearly present, as it says the name. You can feel the PX in the nose and a little bit in the taste. In the finish is gone.

  19. 2ndSip scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    quite complex on the nose, as a new aroma is constantly being added to the nose.
    More spices and some smoke in the taste.
    Probably too little smoke for Islay fanboys.
    For everyone else who likes a certain portion that adds to the complexity, but does not impose itself in the foreground like a diva.
    Yes, this whisky is for them, and you can definitely recommend it.
    [85 - 81 = delicious --- get a second bottle if price is within the range]
    • Nose
      86 86
      gentle campfire smoke, also has something of BBQ sauce. Spices (cloves) and herbs are added over time.
      Behind the smoke there is a certain fruit acidity. comes from the port.
      Fruit sweetness also occurs (sweet strawberries, but not not squeaky-sweet) and a little caramel.
      In the background to the herbs there is a cool methol, which goes well as a counterpart to the smoke from the campfire.
      Something earthy can still be heard muffled. Over time this turns into a "cow steel smell" - but it is not extreme and is within limits.
    • Taste
      86 86
      first soft start, which then quickly turns into a peppery sharpness and then becomes softer again.
      Oak spice occupies the tongue, the smoke is not quite as strong as one might suspect from the smell - but still there.
      Second sip clearly creamier and oily and only on the throat can you feel the youthful sharpness again; but it's not that extreme.
      Roasted aromas appear, somehow I can't find the fruit and sweetness from the nose anymore, but the oak becomes more present.
    • Finish
      82 82
      at the back again spices and some smoke. The smoke lingers in the mouth for a while and turns into some tobacco and leather.

  20. YD84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  21. ThorstenH scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    The nose is quite interesting. Somehow smoky pretzel sticks. The taste and finish is rather flat.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  22. rolabob scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  23. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

  24. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Without the smoke it reminds me immediately of the 12, sweet, strawberries, honey, the smoke is definitely warm, so campfire-like. But the smoke also brings herbs. That goes in the direction of ultra-sweet herbal candy. Also a few dried herbs and even some menthol. Yes, you can clearly see the alcohol. So it seems to be rather young - it's also a NAS
    • Taste
      Herbal candy, apple, lemon, grapefruit, a hint of chocolate, smoke, ashes

  25. Joschbert scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Atypical but tasty Glendronach. The youth in taste tarnishes the experience somewhat. Overall more depth than the Glendronach Peated.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Diffuse sweet sherry notes (dried fruit), spices such as cloves and cinnamon, nice subtle smoke, some bacon
    • Taste
      84 84
      Alcoholic-spicy start, then pleasantly velvety dried fruits (plums, apricots) and toasted notes
    • Finish
      86 86
      Sandalwood, cinnamon, dried apricots and campfire smoke that slowly fades away.
      Medium length

  26. EvilAFI scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    N- honey, malt, earthy peat, chocolate
    P- peat, pepper, white wine sweetness,
    F- drying, light spices and a hint of sweetness

    A simple peated dram, not like any other Glendronach, and honestly it feels a little bit of a let down without the big bold sherry. Good if you didn’t tell me it was a Glendro tho...

  27. squaadgras scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  28. JNuyts scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  29. Sandman23 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  30. gaboruso scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

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