Glendronach 1990

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask - Batch 2
Stated Age
20 years old
First Fill Oloroso Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
57.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
02 Jul 2010 12:16 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 499.00

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100 × member ratings

120 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1990

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.06 points

  1. vk666 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
      Dry, Chinese herbs, 甘草
    • Finish
      86 86
      Dry, espresso

  2. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Significantly fruity, sourish fruit, overripe, a little balsamic.
    Strong, fruity, slightly musty (but pleasant) in the mouth and this sherry note, which most Dalmores also have, and which I can never name. In the finish then clear dark chocolate and some wood.
    A clear step more exciting and also more pleasing than the barrel of 2512. Was the number 2 for me that evening.

  3. Rick78 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. Amsterdam scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    Batch 2 contains the following 7 bottles:       
    1971 cask 489
    1972 cask 718
    1978 cask 1040
    1989 cask 3315
    1990 cask 2621
    1991 cask 3182
    1993 cask 529

  5. Jeep51 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A whisky to chew so much it is compact!
    • Nose
      Dry Sherry on coffee and cocoa mainly. The dried and macerated fruits appear little by little: prunes, figs. The caramel becomes very present after a few minutes as well as dry wood and nuts.
    • Taste
      Ultra dense! Dark chocolate mainly. Figs, dates and prunes are less present than the nose but are still there. Hazelnuts and praline too. But that's dense!
    • Finish
      Moderately long, and slightly thinner than the mouth. Hazelnut mainly.

  6. Falnor scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    For the sherry lovers. The dry, high alcohol, less fruity kind prevents it for being stellar.  
    • Nose
      The alcohol will give an initially attack on the nose, so don't rush it. Yes, a lot of mocha and coffee. Clearly all about the sherry. Also chocolate sweetness and just a hint of oranges. Not the fruity kind.
    • Taste
      Very heavy on the sherry and drinkable although a little less alcohol would do no harm. Milk chocolate and leather. Dates and pudding. I also got corned beef?  Almonds and chestnuts.
    • Finish
      Long on sweetness with oak spice and nuts. This can be enjoyed for a very long time.

  7. Whisky_Wolf scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Murmelkasten scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  9. alectron scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Glendronach blind vertical tasting note.

    Transferring previous Note (2011.12.30) content into a Tasting Note.
    • Nose
      dusty chocolate, floral/herbal, grassy, pies & pastry, cream donut, mushrooms, bright wood (87)
      Later: clearer sherry notes now, dusty chocolate, some mushrooms, brighter wood (89)
    • Taste
      thick, sweet, very `Glendronach`-y, some pleasant wood, burnt caramel bitterness (89)
    • Finish
      nicely integrated medium/long length, more burnt sugar/caramel, some dried fruits. (91)
      Later: Develops a tad too much hairy/pelty woodyness w a bit of cardboard at the very end as well (87)

  10. gunnie76 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    For me a overrated bottling. Not close to a 90-er


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