Glendronach 1989

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask - Batch 2
Stated Age
20 years old
Pedro Ximénez Sherry Puncheon
Number of bottles
53.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
11 Jul 2010 10:40 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 330,43

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91 × member ratings

120 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1989

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.18 points

  1. DramGoodLife scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    a whisky which just gets better with time
    • Nose
      92 92
      Dessert has arrived. Stewed fruits, we are in bramble country. Countryside pies, bramble, blackcurrant, raspberry, Blackberry all thrown together in a pastry and baked, the aroma coming from the oven is enchanting. Milk chocolate with a gentle spice ontop, some honeyed apple sponge cake also on the plate.
      With time new dimensions in the nose, maraschino cherries, getting better with time.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Brown sugar followed immediately by a big blast of spice, plenty of tingling on the tongue from nutmeg and cinnamon. Nuttiness coming in quickly, holding on palate starts to bring some sweetness, that pie filling is creeping in.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Finish is caramel, muscavado sugar, chocolate and oak. Very long finish.

  2. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. Amsterdam did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Batch 2 contains the following bottles:       

    1971 cask 489
    1972 cask 718
    1978 cask 1040
    1989 cask 3315
    1990 cask 2621
    1991 cask 3182
    1993 cask 529

  4. Murmelkasten scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Tothemorrow scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    Probably the best whisky I've ever drunk (so far), Glendronach has done it again. I've never been disappointed with a GD before, and this is no exception. Will develop somewhat with water.

    (Rating interval 92-97)
    • Nose
      Dates, sweetness, acidic lemon juice, fresh sawdust, nutmeg, cedarwood (humidor), acrylic paint, soft gingerbread, oloroso sherry, wood polish, cardamom, dark trecle, molasses.
    • Taste
      Powerful, acidic, almonds, a mix of sweet and sour, candid sugar, tons of raisins, coffee, brine, dark chocolate, chili, liquirice, awesomeness.
    • Finish
      Long and completely awesome.

  6. Idefix scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Smell good, but too young and thin to be a big one. Important, he is not peated. Like that he is ok for drinking, but not a PX or Sherry monster. PX-taste is not strong enough for me, an i like PX-Whiskys. For Scotch--drinkers its maybe a highlight, but not for me. In the nose he is better than after in the glas. He need a little bit more Alcohol, 52,2% is to close to siroup of my open bottle 474/522. But its not only the problem of Alcohol, he is not good enough. If you want a 3cl Sampler, you can ask me. Chichibu PX Casks 2628, 2629 and 2630 are much better (and more expensive too). One more time, i have enough from Scotch for next future. The good Japanese Whiskys are much better, also the good Kavalan from Taiwan.
    I heb deze whisky met 88 punten. :-)) (used google translater)
    • Nose
      92 92
      Pretty sophisticated PX smell. One thinks that is good
    • Taste
      86 86
      I do not know what others say, but I smell the PX grape the way PX smells. I can not recognize chocolate and raspberries, as well as koreans. That's nonsense.
    • Finish
      88 88
      A taste explosion - no indication. The is compared to the 52 Seat, the red maple or BA 2016 of Chichibu a wallflower. Sorry guys, but spend a little more, then you have a real good PX. I would never buy this one again. Too narrow on the chest. On balance - 88 punk, even 86 would be possible. Only in the nose, there he is good.

      I'am sorry, i have written this note in german language, and without writing errors. It's a little bit like Old Smuggler Scotch for $ 20 or Royale Crown Rye from Murray

  7. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    This might just be one of the best drams I have ever had.

    (Rating interval 89-95)
    • Nose
      Oilpaint, tobacco, fresh leather, sherry spices as
      cinnamon, cardamom, carnation and nutmeg. Also ginger bread, molasses and
    • Taste
      Explosion of spices, sweet and sour at the same
      time, we have raisins, coffee, cocoa, warm banana and brown sugar. Mixed nuts
      as well.
    • Finish
       The finish is long and lingering with cinnamon, chili, dark chocolate and table salt.

  8. aby scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    not that much to add to the notes below

    overall: a well balanced GD from a great px-cask with chipolata custard in the taste (seizoensvla van Campina)  90p.
    samples available on: whiskysample.nl

  9. joho scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior


  10. Sonett scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet toffee, plums, dates, figs and everything that belongs to sherry casks, including a touch of oak
    • Taste
      Comes in with a very sweet entry of sherry fruits followed by spices growing in strength
    • Finish
      Long finish of sherried fruits ending and fading out in oak


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