Glendronach 2008

Overall rating
88.16/100
votes
42
Whiskybase ID
WB166961
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Bottling - Batch 18
Vintage
10.12.2008
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximenez Puncheon
Casknumber
648
Number of bottles
682
Strength
61.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060716141850
Added on
07 oct 2020 1:29 pm by Amsterdam
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 202.05

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42 × member ratings

118 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glendronach 2008

9 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.16 points.

  1. L_Gillian scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Finish could be a bit more intense, otherwise a very fine cask with the typical Glendronach dustiness, lovely!
    • Nose
      87 87
      Soft and fruity. Typical PX sweetness with a hint of dusty baking soda. Sweet vanilla sponge cake with a fruity jam filling.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Starts out soft and drying with lots of cake and malt and coffee flavors, sweetness slowly coating the mouth. Keep on chewing and there'll be lots of jammy fruits.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Thin-Medium bodied, medium long. Very mellow building up sweet dust with a sweet-sour fruity zing. Later on there's milk chocolate and red fruits.

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  3. eselsim scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    86 with a stretch , missing body, young, sharp not combed, no that nut, PH is not manifested, with eyes closed it could be bourbon; if you can still hope for something in the aroma, then a sharp and dry finish spoils the whole picture
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Funtik scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  5. SebasDB scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. dapoinbua scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. besar scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. marcusjang scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Overall fairly good PX-sherried young-ish GlenDronach, albeit a bit overpriced for what it is (as Dronachs often are.) The cask has not yet overwhelmed the spirit, and in result it still retains some zingy malt characters. A bit of alcohol presence is there, but considering the blistering ABV of 61%, it is completely fine.
    • Nose
      Chocolate cake, treacle, raisins, faintly winey, apple and orange jam, cinnamon
    • Taste
      Apple skin, faint rubber, milk chocolate, slight dusty wood, average texture, orange pith
    • Finish
      Chocolate, wood tannins, some dried prune, savoury, medium long

  9. Yarema scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    After testing https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/166962/glendronach - 2009 , the same batch of 2008 surprised me. A beautiful young nose, in the background there is a barrel with coal, but it is stable without development. Even the ashy shade is surprising here.
    Pedro Ximenez doesn't press. The taste is very sweet and pleasant, at the same time spicy alcohol. But that doesn't bother. I would not dilute the strength, but let him breathe more, 40-50 minutes. Then the barrel becomes very tasty. The finish is very tannic and tannic, quite long ...
    Nose - 22
    Taste - 22
    Finish - 21
    Balance - 21
    Rating - 86

  10. Amsterdam did not rate this whisky Specialist

    BATCH 18 contains the following 18 bottles:

    USA Allocated Casks:
    1993 # 7102
    1994 # 5287
    2005 # 1928
    2008 # 3017
    Asia Pacific/Middle East/Canada Allocated Casks:
    1990 # 9333
    1992 # 336
    1992 # 6049
    1993 # 6735
    1994 # 7465
    2008 # 8558
    2009 # 2039
    UK/EUROPE Allocated Casks:
    1990 # 7006
    1992 # 5897
    1992 # 7411
    1993 # 7276
    1994 # 4363
    2008 # 648
    2009 # 2091

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