- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Cask Bottling
- Stated Age
- 27 years old
- Pedro Ximénez Puncheon
- Number of bottles
- 54.5 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- Glendronach Appreciation Society & AbbeyWhisky.com
- Added on
- 28 Feb 2020 8:59 am by jstep83
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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1992
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.49 points
- An amazing PX Single Cask, on par with some of the legendary Handfills 400 or 218, SCs 7434 or 660 or the Grandeurs.
- With this bottling there is a whisky that manages to combine many (almost all?) Things that I like about Glendronach. The oak barrel did not kill the whisky and despite its age it is still lively and partly fresh. It combines spicy and sweet flavors and with the crescendo of white pepper brings a great twist in taste and finish, which I like very much.
The alcohol carries the flavors very well for my taste.
The malt opens a little more with a drop, but carefully with too much water
Sweet, sticky, heavy sherry, some furniture polish, an old leather armchair is in the library, lots of honey, nut and lard, mint pastilles (Berlin freshness)
sweet fruity appearance at the beginning, then dark chocolate, dark red fruits (ripe cherries, ..)
A crescendo of pleasant sharpness of white pepper marks the transition
slightly sour, hearty and a bit malty
to a long, first sweet, then earthy, spicy finish (marmite seasoning paste!) with a little malt and again the mint pastilles. Here the whisky shows its age
- Thanks to some samples i had the possibility to taste this one quite some times.
It is tasty for sure, but it lacks really some depth. Its kind of a px sherry overcoat going on here. You really miss some oak maturation here that would give him some power.
The finish is short. For me it doesn´t feel like its 27 year old especially with this color you would expect some monster you won´t really get. Sure by its normal price it was still a good deal.
Compared to the 18 or 21 year old it was not that much better, and compared to my 660 cask it was clear, how a long term maturation in a european sherry cask should feel. The 660 is way more complex and powerful in the mouth, by no means strong of alcohol, no full of tannins that give so much taste and a never ending finish.
- I had already indicated what my problem with Glendronach and especially with the single casks is.
I also usually have a lot of American oak aroma and I can't get rid of the feeling ... yes, I'm actually quite sure that most of these bottlings were in a fairly fresh bourbon barrel for a very long time before they had a corresponding finish get a "single cask".
This colleague definitely owes the points here to his nose.
I poured it, placed it next to me, didn't pan and an extremely intense sherry note was already blowing out of the 1920's Blenders glass. After swiveling, there is a dark, full PX sherry nose. Hardly any alcohol, no sharpness when nosing.
You get a certain foreboding, which will suit you in terms of oak cargo / barrel on the palate.
But now the flavors in the nose ...
Ribwort plantain juice, tobacco, clove, cinnamon, allspice, oiled floorboards, dried fruits like cherries in dark chocolate, a light hint of glue. Liquorice, notes of cognac and armagnac, nuts, lovage, umami, soy sauce.
As much as I like my nose, this whisky shows me clearly in my mouth again, which is why I am not a big friend of these Glendronach single casks.
It gets really bitter right away, it has a lot of fresh wood, the fine differentiated aromas from the nose are literally overwhelmed.
The second sip is definitely better, but it becomes the same as the first after about 10 seconds.
Earthy aromas prevail, metal, iron, rust, tannins, tannins, burnt caramel.
It is quite long in the mouth, but in particular a dry, dusty and slightly bitter feeling remains on the tongue.
- One of the best whisky ever
- OFFICIAL TASTING NOTES
Deep and aromatic dark sherry, plump raisins, stewed dark cherries and manuka honey mingle with antique wax furniture polish.
Waves of thick, sweet sherry wash over the palate with gentle warming pepper, toffee sauce and cake spice. A woody dryness appears.