Glendronach 1978

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask - Batch 2
Stated Age
31 years old
Oloroso Sherry Puncheon
Number of bottles
51.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
11 Jul 2010 10:38 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2380.20

28 × in wishlist

108 × member ratings

116 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1978

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.70 points

  1. Prof_Dr_John scored this whisky 98 points Moderator

    Phew, what should you capitalize on? Without being euphoric: THAT is definitely a whisky of the absolute Champions League. Here is (almost) everything. The nose is wonderful, something you must have smelled once. Something like that, the new single Casks, no matter if 24 or 28 years, just can not get it. The mouthfeel is just incredibly multi-layered and complex. Nothing bothers you, everything is very harmonious and round. Just perfect. The finish is almost endless and gives you a sense of "the eater". This year, I already had some grenades in my glass like the 1990s and 1991s Glenfarclas Family Cask or the 30 year old Strathisla from MOS. All hammer drops. But this plays again in a different league. In that sense I have to put two points on it, because it is just that much better. Just perfect. Except for the price. Everyone has to know if he wants to pay for it. Anyway, there are 98 points from me
    • Nose
      Dark and oily, the 1978 Glendronach flows into the glass. Sherry in his purest form of perfection. Dark fruits, blackberries, raisins, plums, dates, roasted sugar, wonderful roasted aromas of coffee and cocoa (85%), cigar box, old leather, a touch of orange peel, walnuts, a touch of ground pepper, and again the sweetness of Sherry. Incredibly complex, incredibly multi-faceted, the alcohol is wonderfully integrated and you would not get the idea that you have here 51.2% in the glass.
    • Taste
      Wonderfully creamy and oily, the Glendronach is on the tongue. Nothing is burning, everything is very harmonious. The nose continues in the mouth. The sweetie is absolutely amazing. The blackberries, raisins, dates, etc. are now joined by echoes of cherries and oranges. The dark chocolate and the espresso become more intense after some time in the mouth. Now the oak has its moment: delicate notes of pepper and kräutriger notes are added and form a very interesting counterpoint to the sweetness of the sherry barrel. A touch of damp foliage and a touch of earthy notes complete this potpourri of taste sensations.
    • Finish
      Endless loooooooong! Warming, caressing, stimulating the flow of saliva ... I just get the expressions out. Must have experienced. The sweet fruits are very present, as well as the seasoning with all its facets. Slowly, but really slowly, the fireworks of the taste experience come to an end and it remains and indescribable feeling, which greedily greed after a second sip.

  2. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A huge dram! The typical sherry flavours shine through all the way with
    great elegance and complexity. This is a well-balanced whisky not
    overpowered by the wood. A fantastic and extraordinary dram to sip and
    relax. Perfect!

    • Nose
      Wow! This is very elegant and smooth with classic sherry influences, a
      lovely potpourri of dark ripe fruits, rum soaked raisins, dates and
      figs, Demerara sugar, and Christmas cake.
      A dense, luscious, and nutty nose which is very savoury and attractive.
    • Taste
      A massive hit of sweet candy, red fruit, dates and dark cherries,
      complemented by Demerara sugar and rich orange. Dark bitter chocolate
      flavours emerge which align perfectly with lingering walnuts, a subtle
      herbal note, maybe juniper, and gentle oak. A bold and intense palate.
    • Finish
      A long and warm finish with plenty of liquorice. Gets drier in the end
      with strong espresso tones, oak wood and lingering walnut. Very pleasant
      and mouth-coating!

      WITH WATER: There's more creaminess on the nose
      with lots of sherry and ripe dark fruit. The huge and hot palate is
      tamed slightly with water. The finish is long and still warm with a
      lingering nuttiness. Dangerously quaffable.

  3. Amsterdam scored this whisky 93 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

  4. alectron scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Single dram note. Coepenicker Whisky Herbst 2012
    • Nose
      sweet, dry, sour, juniperberries (86)
    • Taste
      liquor-esque, sherry, dried fruits, oak in bitter-sweet-dry balance (88)
    • Finish
      alc becomes a bit too dominant w the dryness, sherry & dried fruits behind, anaesthetic. (84)

  5. Youngone scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Whiskyauction.com 04-2020 €1.006 + 10%

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    01-2018 € 653,00

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    10-2016 €760

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