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Glendronach 15-year-old

Overall rating
85.29/100
votes
220
Whiskybase ID
WB17052
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Moscatel Finish
Bottled
2010
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Moscatel Casks Finish
Number of bottles
3240
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L050710
Barcode
5060088792575
Added on
16 Jul 2010 11:28 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 217.71

57 × in wishlist

220 × member ratings

529 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 15-year-old

33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.29 points

  1. EvilAFI scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Not a typical Glendronach sherry finish, but still good. A bit sweet, but not on the palate. Happy to sample, not after a bottle
    • Nose
      86 86
      Sugary sweet, floral, green grapes,apple, some malt found under all the perfume sweetness
    • Taste
      89 89
      Not as sweet, nice spice balance, oak, again very floral
    • Finish
      87 87
      Warm, slight cloying, oak, dry and light spice

  2. hans1971 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      sweetness, banana, toffee, citrus, orange, vanilla, grapes
    • Taste
      oily, sweet, pear, vanilla, pepper, raisins, apricot, little sour, mandarin, pepper, lychees

  4. theograph scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    As a GD lover, this malt looks a bit pale, starts with a great nose, palate and finish do not offer the expected GD quality;
    • Nose
      First a dry sweetness (I think of cognac!) Sprinkled with light bitterness, roasted aromas, brown melted butter, a distinct note of overripe fruit, maybe a browned banana, brown sugar, (milk) chocolate;
    • Taste
      Fruity and soft onset, looks very light, somewhere hidden a lemon note, bright apples join it, ripe white Weintrauen, a subtle dry mouthfeel occurs;
    • Finish
      Medium or even short with a soft fruit note (white grapes are now clearer), soft and / or unspectacular;

  5. GlenGabriel scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Oldie61 did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Glenfarclas 
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. Amsterdam scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    Whisky tasting: Glendronach 15 years Moscatel finish https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ms6Mgm0LTgI

  8. pianoman scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Light grapes, some lemon. Pineapple, melon, marzipan. Damp grass.
    • Taste
      Again bright grapes. Tropical fruits, pineapple.

  9. Joschbert scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Just a dream. Complex. Drinkable. Too bad he does not exist anymore. One of the few other Moscatel finishes is the Royal Lochnagar Distillers Edition, but in terms of complexity it does not come close to here.
    • Nose
      Pineapple, cherries, hints of leather and cigar box. Milk chocolate, balsamic cream, seasoning, cinnamon and cloves. With some water more fruit: nectarine and apricot
    • Taste
      Intensive. Cedar wood, leather, weak organic (fleshy?) Note, dried apricots, oranges, tobacco, hints of smoke, nutmeg. Fruity wine notes come through with water - Muskateller could get there, at least I think.
    • Finish
      The wine notes sound slow, dry, oak, stone fruit, plum. Long.

  10. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very tasty, overripe compote.
    • Nose
      Orange blossom, vanilla, toffee, apricot, marzipan, citrus, nutmeg, brown sugar
    • Taste
      Liqueur-like, sweet, overripe plums & tangerines, but also tropical, creamy, vanilla, toeffee and raisin follow, then comes nutmeg and pepper
    • Finish
      Medium to long, jam, apricot, a bit spicy oak stay

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