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Glendronach 1992

Overall rating
91.49/100
votes
51
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Bottling
Vintage
27.11.1992
Bottled
07.01.2020
Stated Age
27 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximénez Puncheon
Casknumber
5850
Number of bottles
625
Strength
54.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Glendronach Appreciation Society & AbbeyWhisky.com
Added on
28 Feb 2020 8:59 am by jstep83
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 470.79

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51 × member ratings

164 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1992

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.49 points

  1. Dronach_Aficionado scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    An amazing PX Single Cask, on par with some of the legendary Handfills 400 or 218, SCs 7434 or 660 or the Grandeurs.
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

  2. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    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
    • Nose
      92 92
      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)
    • Taste
      93 93
      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

      With water:
      slightly sour, hearty and a bit malty
    • Finish
      92 92
      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

  3. ulamog87 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    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.

  4. nallacam scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      91 91
      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.

      Wonderful nose!
    • Taste
      86 86
      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.
    • Finish
      84 84
      It is quite long in the mouth, but in particular a dry, dusty and slightly bitter feeling remains on the tongue.

  5. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. peterzen900 scored this whisky 100 points Newbie

    One of the best whisky ever

  7. ARCH3R did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    OFFICIAL TASTING NOTES

    APPEARANCE
    Deep mahogany.

    NOSE
    Deep and aromatic dark sherry, plump raisins, stewed dark cherries and manuka honey mingle with antique wax furniture polish.

    PALATE
    Waves of thick, sweet sherry wash over the palate with gentle warming pepper, toffee sauce and cake spice. A woody dryness appears.

  8. MikerG2k scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

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