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Glendronach 2007

Overall rating
87.47/100
votes
73
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Bottling
Vintage
19.01.2007
Bottled
29.10.2019
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Puncheon
Casknumber
6756
Number of bottles
640
Strength
58.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LN71572
Barcode
5060399689441
Bottled for
deinwhisky.de / dein whisky-versand
Added on
29 Nov 2019 4:56 pm by McBeck
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 89.90

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 2007

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.47 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2019] A quick review of a small sample only...

    ...which is a modern herbal-driven sherried dram with a nosing profile I do not really like (but this is just a matter of my personal preference, it is not bad at all) and a delicious and interesting taste/finish. If you like herbal-sherried drams this one is probably a good deal these days, at least worth a try...
    • Nose
      85 85
      The colour is amber and the nose offers a slightly soapy (lavendar) and herbal-driven sherry profile with eucalyptus-menthol notes. It seems they used Caucasian oak for the sherry cask because you never find such a profile with Quercus Alba (American white oak) and it is much weaker with European oak. To be honest, I am not a fan of such an aroma profile but herbal whisky lovers will adore it, most probably. The lavendar-soapy aroma vanishes quickly upon breathing, so no off-note after that.
    • Taste
      89 89
      The taste starts bitter-herbal but quickly the sweet barley sugars and sherry flavours join in and soothe this. The resulting mix is delicious and greatly chewable, it releases more interesting flavours this way (among them chocolatey and nutty impressions). I like it much better than the nose, no doubt.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The dram arrives warming and coating on the palate with some hot moments which are not distracting and absolutely okay for 58% abv. The finish is long and turns winey-sweeter without distracting bitter or drying moments. Water releases additional grassy-earthy aromas in the nose and equivalent flavours on the palate but be cautious not to add too much because the dram flattens quickly. Actually, I like the neat dram best.

  2. Malty-Malt did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A good twelve year old Dronach.
    Not more and not less. Not very complex but what do you expect after twelve years.
    With a spoon of water a nice and easy drinking whisky.

  3. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A spicy and fruity glendronach. Admittedly, Glendronach is not really my focus, I only drink Allardice and Parliament, if at all. For a 12-year-old Glendronach, I find this bottling very interesting and extremely tasty, even if I lack a little depth and complexity here. Great filling, 88 points with a tendency to 89 points.

    22/22/22/22 (88P)
    • Nose
      Light amber rests in the glass, an oily streak sticks to the glass wall, from which you loosen a multitude of oily and viscous drops and pull your webs back into the glass. Dark and dried fruit aroma oozes from the premium snifter, sweet caramel and toffee are added immediately, sugar and cinnamon fall on sun-ripened raisins. The extreme sweetness dominates at the moment over the individual fruit components, only now and then do mandarins and oranges appear alongside a hint of dried herbs and hints of milk chocolate. The alcohol is wonderfully incorporated, the increasing sugary sweetness gradually stimulates the saliva ...
    • Taste
      The first sip flows sweetly and mildly over the tongue, honey and liquid toffee leave a sweet film on the tongue. A hint of vanilla dissolves from caramelized sugar, raisins and other dried berries come into their own. A hint of sour cherries passes by, the alcohol slowly numbs the tongue ... The second sip spices over the tongue, this time dominated by meadow herbs and a dried spice mixture. Plump warmth sticks to the tongue, subtle sharpness arises, creamy milk chocolate and a handful of crushed hazelnuts follow.
    • Finish
      Dark and dried berries with voluminous warmth stick to the palate, voluminous dark wood elements appear, as well as a handful of freshly picked herbs. Every now and then I make a subtle smoke note .... The aftertaste is not particularly powerful and fades away relatively quickly.

  4. Wolfbat85 scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    He surprised me positively. Certainly no sherry bomb, but the Oloroso comes out well. The alcohol is well integrated. Long finish with oak, Oloroso, slightly nutty and spicy. 89 points

  5. Flou scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    With a dark gold tone that goes in the direction of amber, this young Glendronach lies very oily in the glass.

    In the nose I immediately have a fruitiness that, as expected, is not as dark and heavy as with the older SC bottlings. A tart note with oranges, lime zest and grapefruit mixes with raisins, dried apricots and a little prune. Caramel covered with chocolate can be heard, but rather subtle. Strong spices with pepper, nutmeg and a hint of cinnamon overlay the fruity notes. Added to this are menthol and somewhat fresh wood from the hardware store. I don't know if I think that's a good thing. On the nose I find the whisky a little disappointing ... but I often have the problem with the young single cask bottlings from Glendronach.

    Creamy in the mouth and at the same time strong with a honey-like sweetness, dates, raisins and an increasingly strong spiciness. The pepper is clearly noticeable, a little ginger is added. The tannins cover the mouth with chewed coffee beans and the wood from the hardware store and a hint of leather. The mouth becomes drier and the tannins slide into a rather bitter finish.

    The tannins on the barrel and the pepper are dominant in the finish and are always accompanied by a fruity sweetness. The finish is rather short and unspectacular.

    I liked GlenAllachie's whiskys of the same age much better. It is a quite spicy glendronach that does not flood the mouth with heavy, boiled fruits. The whisky did not quite meet my taste. You can tell that he's young and doesn't have the depth of aroma and taste that older whiskys have. It's not a bad whisky, but for the price, there is a lot better! And I would prefer a Parliament or Allardice to this whisky.

    The whisky gets 86/100 points from me.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Interesting herbal bittersweet oloroso SC. 88/89.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Slightly restrained at first. Sherry, milk chocolate, butter caramel, raisin, forest fruits and spicy oak.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Powerful. Caramel, herbals, sherry, hazelnut chocolate, spicy oak, honey and citruses.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, spicy, bittersweet.

  8. dandan798 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      dry, red fruit, sherry, spices, sultanas, leathery, sweet, cinnamon, hint of cloves, cherry, shoe polish, oak, damp, some nuts
    • Taste
      92 92
      sweet, sherry, berries, cherry, blueberries, spices, vanilla, cinnamon, slightly sour, grapefruit, oak, apricots, green apple, hazelnuts, wild honey
    • Finish
      86 86
      dry, sherry, spices, dried berries, oak, sloe, leathery

  9. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    To be honest, I'm a little disappointed in this GlenDronach. The nose promises great sherry aromas with the accompanying dark, ripe fruits and spices. But on the palate the chili-like pungency dominate the few fruity and sweet aromas, which lasted until the finish. For me a rather one-dimensional whisky, which unfortunately does not improve with water.

    I thank deinwhisky.de for the complimentary sample.

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/2020/07/14/glendronach-12yo-2007-2019-single-cask/
    • Nose
      Subtle aromas of sherry on the nose, accompanied by raisins, ripe figs and plums. Behind this there is a little vanilla cream with hazelnut, dark chocolate, cinnamon and a hint of tobacco. The alcohol is present but not pungent.
    • Taste
      Wow - very strong on the palate and very warming. Immediately a peppery spiciness with chili pepper is noticeable. As soon as it fades away, some aromas of fruit jam appear, accompanied by a hint of dark chocolate, oak spice, cinnamon and nutmeg. A sweetness is hardly noticeable.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, dry and warming with notes of cocoa, coffee, oak, nutmeg and a hint of hazelnut.

      With water: After the addition of water, the alcoholic bite on the nose fades into the background and more vanilla aromas emerge, along with hazelnut and cinnamon. The fruit is clearly less recognizable. Still peppery and warming on the palate, it really tingles on the tongue.The few fruit aromas have disappeared, as has the sweetness. The finish is still long lasting, with peppery spiciness, some oak and a touch of cocoa.

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