Glendronach 1996

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask - Batch 3
Stated Age
14 years old
Oloroso Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
58.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 Nov 2010 10:56 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 353.26

19 × in wishlist

32 × member ratings

63 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1996

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.70 points

  1. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  2. p4blo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This must have been a very reactive cask, the whisky is young, but it was high time to bottle it. I am not entirely convinced by this one.
    • Nose
      Deep sherry notes so typical for Glendronach with raisins, prunes, stewed dates, tons of toffee, milk chocolate. On top there are some grilled chestnuts and some slight maritime influence (mussels). Excellent balance.
    • Taste
      Nice and sweet but with some rough edges. Very fruity, orange, strawberry, blackberry, raisins, prunes, espresso to compensate the sweetness, coffee beans, but also tons of spices with pepper and chilli mostly. It's quite tannic and drying.
    • Finish
      Rather short, quite spicy and tannic with chilli and pepper showing up again.

  3. Amsterdam did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Batch 3 contains the following 5 bottles:        
    1989 cask 3833
    1990 cask 3059
    1990 cask 3068
    1991 cask 2512
    1996 cask 202

  4. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  5. HunterRomario scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Dried plums, coffee, lacquer, cherry cherry, sherry, licorice, cinnamon. Some ingredients appear only after dilution with water, then the smell is more velvety and more varied. The overall impression is very dense, strong and warm. (91 b)
    • Taste
      Without water I came to taste so dense and strong, bitter-chocolate that I pass on thinning. Even after dilution with water (when drops can be added more than ten, rather than individually), it is still strong and graceful. A lot of wood, pepper, dried plums, the strongest dark chocolate. But slight gladness will also appear. There is a lot of tanned wood in the flavor. (89 b)

  6. Lafroy scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Perfectly balanced Oloroso sherry cask whisky. At first it gives a very strong note of leather, a mix of prune sweetness, plums, cherry and watermelon, old oak cabinets, fingernail polish with no acetone notes, grinded coffee, old motorcycle leather seat, delicate roots and a lot of dark chocolate.
    • Taste
      It starts with huge sweetness and a little bit of sourness. Here comes strong dark chocolate in extensive volume, a few moments later your sense coffee, leather and roots, sweetness again and some bitterness, bitter grapefruit, grilled chili, white pepper, dryness, prunes, dried cherry and honey.
    • Finish
      Very long with hints of prunes, dried fruits, coffee, leather and metallic notes in the aftertaste.


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