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Glendronach 1990 CA

Overall rating
91.45/100
votes
62
Whiskybase ID
WB171260
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Cadenhead's Whisky Shop
Vintage
1990
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead since 2013
Number of bottles
240
Strength
45.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Whiskyshop Vienna
Added on
02 Dec 2020 10:24 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 630.57

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62 × member ratings

67 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1990 CA

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.45 points

  1. Dris scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Sample from Virtual Tasting Week 2020 at 47.2%

    In full disclosure, it also might have been a sister cask to this one.
    Tasted it in a hard lineup, after the event, and I have to say it's easily my favourite Glendronach so far.
    The distillery character is clear as day even at this age, it has exquisite creaminess and the bourbon/sherry balance is unparalleled. The mastery of wood is akin to the best batches of TUN 1401, at least in my book. (Meaning what's vatting in case of the Balvenie, is finishing here.)
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  2. rampah scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Retail price 399€ in germany.

  3. switzyuk scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
      Rich fruits - raisins, figs. Candied orange peel. Buttery pastries. Cola bottle sweets. Sweet BBQ sauce. Wood chippings. Spices - nutmeg, cloves. Aftershave - sandalwood.
      Hot chocolate/cocoa powder.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Mouth coating, oily richness. Everything the nose offers. Dark chocolate and even some tropical fruit notes are added.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long. Big hit of all the flavours, then mellows to leave Christmas spice and warm chocolate.

  4. Ro_Loe_10 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    23 years in ex-bourbon + 7 years in ex-oloroso
    • Nose
      Fruity, dried fruits, sherry, raisins, plums, caramel, furniture polish, tobacco
    • Taste
      Fruity, sweet, some tobacco
    • Finish
      Medium, light

  5. Whyruss2 scored this whisky 96 points Newbie

    What an amazing single malt! Had a dram within the Cadenhead's Virtual Campbeltown Festival tasting pack. Dream bottle!

  6. cfosterk scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Initially very sherry forward, and dunnage, this needs time in the glass to let the full glory emerge. Quality wood in evidence with masses of vanilans and some beautiful complex rancio aromas. Beautiful leathery notes with furniture polish and waxes, even boot polish? A little smokiness, perhaps soot. Settles down beautifully. Dried fruits balanced with a little wood astringency. Occassional faint whisps of patis and all sorts of almonds, marzipan, rich frangipan, even some almond skins thrown in. Beautiful beautiful whisky. Likely the initial score will improve with time and a little oxygen.....

  7. jamier87 scored this whisky 96 points Member Junior

    Very different to their usual OB single cask offerings and absolutely fantastic. Tried it alongside the grandeur batch 10 and some other aged single casks and was on another level. Full of flavour with a fantastic nose.

  8. Rien scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

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