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Overall rating
88.48/100
votes
65
Whiskybase ID
WB21413
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whiskykanzler (Wk)
Bottling serie
25 Jahre Wein & Whisky
Vintage
16.02.1996
Bottled
15.02.2011
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximénez Sherry Puncheon
Casknumber
1372
Number of bottles
401
Strength
54.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
30 Mar 2011 5:11 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 250.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1996 Wk

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.48 points

  1. checkpointuk scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2014/vier-1996er-malts-von-glendronach-im-direkten-vergleich-31860/ Color: Madeira
    Nose: Round, full and balanced. Notes of fruity-sweet oranges and lemons, great combination of tobacco, leather, chocolate and balsamic cream, which is slightly smoky with rather less spice.
    Taste: Soft and thick-creamy, with lots of sweet red fruit and tough chocolate pudding. More and more powerful and intense, but also salty, with delicious nut flavors and almond liqueur, which go hand in hand with well-embedded wood notes and perfectly round off the taste.
    Finish: Long - with notes as in the taste, only a little more intense. Wood flavors with black tea are increasingly coming to the fore. Everything packed well, with memories of old cognac and spicy herbs.
    90 points (nose: 89 / taste: 91 / finish: 89)

  2. alectron scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    My tasting note below is a combination of a few notes. This one is from a Glendronach Single Cask blind tasting.

    This
    bottling seems is more enjoyable for me with a fresh palate, next to
    others, especially heavier & stronger Glendronachs, it feels a bit
    on the thin & sweet side.

    Transferring previous Note (2011.12.21) content into a Tasting Note.
    • Nose
      Kalua (coffee liquor), vulcanized rubber, sandy/earthy, wood/antique, sweet sherry with a slightly sour element (89)
    • Taste
      syrupy chocolate, a touch of smoke, waxy (90)
    • Finish
      granite, coconut, black tea tannins, feels shorter than others (89)

  3. cherokee0815 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A very nice Daily Dram
    • Nose
      massive Sherry, wood, bitter chocolate and a bit pepper
    • Taste
      a lot of sweet sherry and wood, a bit spicy, very hugh and complex
    • Finish
      first palate is very sharp, but the 2nd taste is very nice, little bit oily/silky very warming, at the edn again very bitter chocolate

  4. alectron scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet sherry ++, wood ( oak & mahagony) +/o, chocolate marshmallows +/o, red wine & red grapes o, (wet) earth o, fresh/peeled apricots o, cinamon plums o, spices (hard to place, cloves & curry ?) o/-, butter o/- (91)
    • Taste
      sweet sherry +, wood o, chocolate o, spices o, gravy o, reminds me a bit of the Glendronach 15 Revival but much more sweet, voluminous & complex, quite a few dry tannins & even a smoke note inbetween, (92)
    • Finish
      great 2nd wave/palate comeback, similar but much more silky & full/broad than the first, impressive. (sun) warmed wood +, sandelwood/sweet licorice +/o, marshmallows o, spices (cloves) o, (93) unfortunately the sour/bitter tannin notes which worked well on the palate for me come back most of the time at the very end as well which don't quite fit in here for me and give it a metallic feel from time to time (88)

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