Glendronach 21-year-old Parliament

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
21 years old
Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso Sherry Casks
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
01 Nov 2020 9:10 pm by louich

Average value

C$ 264.10

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78 × member ratings

443 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 21-year-old Parliament

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.34 points

  1. Prof_Dr_John scored this whisky 91 points Photo Moderator

    Glendronach Parliament 21 years old, bottled in 2020 with 48%. A wonderful old sherry whisky that shows its age. The nose is a bit more "grown up" than that of its younger brothers, the taste is convincing on all levels, the finish is very solid and makes you want to take another sip. Unfortunately, the prices for this bottling have risen sharply over the past two years. You currently have to pay over 170 euros in spring 2021. However, you get a wonderful single malt from Glendronach that is older than what it says on the bottle. If you compare this with a Glendronach Single Cask of the same age, the Parliament is interesting again. In any case, for me it was a taste revival after a while, which was a lot of fun. I got 91 honest points today. Slaintè!
    • Nose
      The color is light mahogany. The Glendronach 21 Parliament lies oily in the nosing glass and exudes a wonderful sherry scent that I love. At first sniffer it is clear: Glendronach! Dark fruits, the finest spices and a subtle alcohol with 48% result in a wonderful nose that you can smell for hours and discover something new again and again. This one was bottled in 2020 and has (allegedly) matured for 25 years. I can see a difference to younger Parliament bottlings: the spicy notes are a shade more pronounced than in previous vintages and the delicate leather note acts here perfectly as a counterpoint to the sweet sherry aromas.
    • Taste
      The step on the tongue is pleasant, the 48% alcohol never burns. The sweetness is quite dominant at first. All typical sherry flavors can be found again. After prolonged chewing, wood and seasoning also come through. The flow of saliva is stimulated. All in all, a very pleasing mouthfeel, without missing notes or criticism.
    • Finish
      As a friend of cask strength whiskys, I find the finish a bit restrained and medium-long. Sweetness and spice alternate, there are also slight hints of tobacco, but everything is very nice and pleasing. Over time, the spicy notes gain the upper hand here. Everything just fits here, as you would expect it to be.

  2. Malan scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    Since the GD Single Casks don't make sense in terms of price, this is the best GD I can afford. I have plenty of bottles in bunker for the next few years - be sure to grab them while it still exists, especially since it is questionable whether there will be a bottling in 2021, and if so, at what price.

  3. SpiritsLover123 scored this whisky 99 points Newbie

    This is probably as good as sherry cask whisky get without having to pay outrageous prices. It is an example what every distiller should follow in their portfolio i.e. age statement - check, but not just check go beyond expectations by offering older whisky than the age statement, alcohol - check - but again go beyond most offering - extra alcohol, flavour - check - amazing, so it is reflected in the mark, and the list goes on. I am unsure if any other whisky on the market goes beyond what Glendronach 21 (2020 bottling) offers.

  4. onyourown scored this whisky 98 points Newbie

    This is the very best sherry expression comparing with most of the popular brands. I have some bottles from 2017, 2019 and 2020. All good ! ! It should be a must in your collection or on your shelf for daily dram.

  5. PeatSnatch scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Need to stock up!

    No flaws at all except the price but at least the liquid is pure gold!

    It holds its own versus any other older sherry matured whisky and more... Even against Glenfarclas Family Casks with high alcohol %.

  6. JagEsquire scored this whisky 95 points Member Junior

    Sherry sweetness adds ease to this whisky. Punches way above it's age statement because of dwindling reserves at Glendronach. This is most likely a 25 year old whisky.

  7. tester1277 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Just a dream! But unfortunately also very expensive.
    • Nose
      Dark and old, sweet, spicy, fruity, sherry, lots of plum! I could smell this whisky for hours.
      The 48% do not get through at all, the alcohol is very well integrated.
    • Taste
      first strong and sweet, then spicy, dry, covers the mouth, stimulates saliva flow
    • Finish
      long-lasting, spicy / peppery, very light tobacco note

  8. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  9. besar scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  10. boozegeeksouth scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89


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