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Glendronach 31-year-old

Overall rating
90.20/100
votes
97
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Grandeur
Bottled
2010
Stated Age
31 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Casks
Casknumber
Batch 1
Number of bottles
1013
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5060088792100
Added on
12 May 2010 6:03 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 1627,23

33 × in wishlist

97 × member ratings

101 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 31-year-old

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.20 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [January, 2017]  This review is for Batch 3, bottled 24.05.2012.

    This is one of the most unusual Glendronach I had so far, most probably they used some uncommon sherry casks for this batch.  Is it good or bad - not too sure.  At least it is very interesting...

    The nose is quite shy at the beginning and opens up very slowly only.  Even some water does not really help here.  The taste is fat, sweet and rounded, but there are not so many different aromas as usual.  It is somehow simple, but...a very nice simplicity.  The finish dries out as one would expect after looking at the colour of this stuff and recognising its age.  It is a little short and not very complex, again.  All in all, nice to drink but there are much better drams out there if you want to invest that much money....By the way, use water very careful only.  This one is not a good swimmer...
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. St. Pauli scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very good whisky, but not as good as others if you ask me. It's too mellow, polished and subdued. 
    • Nose
      Quite subdued, not overly expressive or powerful. Dark cherries, sultanas, red apple, fig, honey, maple syrup, red apple, cappuccino, milk chocolate and cigar box.
    • Taste
      Coating, soft again. Tobacco, sultanas, Dutch appelstroop, pu-erh brings a little smoke.
    • Finish
      Long and pleasantly drying. Again, sultanas and appelstroop, but now with blueberries, mint and cigar box. With water also prune and peach.

  3. Derekyu928 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Fragrance: Fruit incense like ripe pear and peach, dried fruits are raisins, strawberry jam, fancy bitter. As a proof of having a good aging period of 31 years or more, while feeling an aged incense like fruits concentrate, the corner of the flavor is clear. Sherry incense is a wonderful, yet presenceful presence. Taste: From smooth mouth, raisins, canned yellow peaches, sweet and sour tenaciously spreading, and accent of nut cream. After that bitter chocolate, orange leather, bitter nuances will follow. The lingering finishes woody, tannins firmly wrapped in your mouth with bitter. Astringent is pleasant, returning long abundant Sherry to add harmony there. Richness, spread of flavor, lingering, a cup full of satisfaction. http://www.whiskylink.com/?p=3784

  4. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Not as special as the old single bottlings, but still a good malt and also "cheaper".
    • Nose
      Oranges, oriental spices, rancid sherry.
    • Taste
      Mouth-filling with oriental spices, a lot of Oloroso sherry, oranges, caramel sweets, sugar beet syrup, woody aromas with slight bitterness.
    • Finish
      Long with a slight bitterness.

  6. Bishlouk scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Very (too) bitter on the finish, and lack of punch.

  7. Ralph Hiltrup did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Producer`s Tasting Notes:Nose: A tremendous concentration of fruits, nuts and berries enveloped in a

    coffee and mocha glaze. Subtle sweet sherry notes interact beautifully

    with sticky date pudding aromas.

    Palate: Very big and gusty flavours adorn each

    mouthful, yet with perfect balance and refinement. Initial spiced orange

    flavours and rich old Oloroso sherry are met mid-palate with roasted

    almonds, coffee and treacle. The dry concentrated flavours from the

    almonds and the oloroso sherry are balanced in perfect harmony with

    sultanas, chocolate and honey.

    Conclusions: This is a rewarding, memorable and captivating GlenDronach expression for a very special occasion.

  8. QuarterCentury scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    A very handsome bottling of long-aged Glendronach, the malts that went

    into Grandeur have been aged over three decades in the finest sherry

    wood and the bottling is described by its proud owners as "a classical

    representation of the smooth, complex and full-bodied style that the

    GlenDronach Distillery is famous for."

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