Glendronach 15-year-old

Overall rating
84.69/100
votes
294
Whiskybase ID
WB22066
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Tawny Port Finish
Bottled
15.05.2014
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
European Oak + Tawny Port Casks Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LH30493
Barcode
5060088793107
Added on
22 may 2011 4:21 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 251.68

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Whisky reviews for Glendronach 15-year-old

47 users have left 51 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.69 points.

  1. stashdong scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    ah disappointed, i thought my bottle was spoiled, but it wasn't when I taste another sampler from my friend
    • Nose
      84 84
      Peru dark chocolate, ruby port wine for sure, but nothing too complex on nose
    • Taste
      80 80
      Watery, the structure is not so clear, but why i can taste rotten grape from this, or should i say half-way fermented grapes, and yes of course it is yeasty.
    • Finish
      80 80
      short, tanning dry, that yeasty flavor last to the end

  2. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Unusual at first and pretty much damned to be compared to the almost throuthout very good to excellent contemporary sherry bottlings of the distillery. But if you take your time and let the mal speak for itself, it's quite a taste experience. The 18 which came out a few years later is a tad better, but not much.

  3. hans1971 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. Quercus scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. Deloti scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. Lady Dram did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. maltaholic scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  8. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose: Blueberry HubbaBubba, plums, oily-sweet-sour red fruits, fantastic fruity - excellent scent, slightly alcoholic, a little delicate vanilla, some mint, the fruit flavors are very intense, I can not find any woody notes which makes the nose a little one-dimensional
    Taste: syrupy thick, immediately blueberries, in short the alcohol tickles on the tongue, then it becomes sweet and sour, slight bitter notes spread and form a nice contrast to bright aromatic grapes, the taste is very clean, maybe a little bit up, the finish is medium to long, now comes finally spice and wood notes
    Conclusion: an extraordinary Glendronach, blindly I would not recognize him as such, the intense fruit flavors are extremely delicious, but I think that Brennereichcharakter and wood flavors come a little too short - is that still whisky?
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. Anuminas scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  11. pianoman scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Plums with sweet and sour sauce. Some vanilla, banana. Curry plant. Malt.
    • Taste
      Dark fruits, honey, spices, chocolate.

  12. Bram84 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  13. p4blo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    If it wasn't for the rather disappointing finish, it would be a worthy alternative for Revival.
    • Nose
      Really likeable and close to Revival on the nose, with a little added fruitiness. Apricots, apples, oranges. Very complex and entertaining.
    • Taste
      Here the difference is quite big, TP is much sweeter, more fruity on berries, peaches, apricots. It gets slightly nutty, there are almonds, caramel, toffee. The typical sherry notes are not as in-you-face as in Revival.
    • Finish
      Short, slightly drying, burnt caramel and a pinch of spices, slight fruitiness lingers.

  14. fradin11 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  15. Xstream scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Typisch Glendronach profile with some new influences. 
    This Port finish adds more red fruit to the mix. 
    The downside that maybe too much is happening. It's a bouquet of flavors, but don't seem completely in harmony. Very taste nonetheless. Nice if you want to have something different from the regular Glendronachs. 

  16. gekkehus scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    A delicious sherry bomb!
    • Nose
      Sherry, chocolate, orange, deliciously sweet, dried fruit
    • Taste
      Oily, Sherry, honey, chocolate, raisins and ooh yes cherry
    • Finish
      Long finish with continuous changes. Goodness. First very intense sherry and then dry. A gem.

  17. Numwierum scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Intense Port Whisky ... fruity, sweet with nice hints of spicy oak! Too bad that he has become so rare ...
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  18. hfos scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  19. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: ripe, dark fruits, sweet, slightly spicy
    Taste: sparkling, sweet, fruity, spicy, dark chocolate
    Finish: long, fruity, spicy

  20. maltaholic scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    When pouring the enthusiasm begins already: the color like a rosé wine, the scent is intense port wine barrel, soft, fruity, sweet. You can taste the 46%, Donnerwetter! he pulls in clean, violent start, again comes through the fruity, raisins, sweetness, honey. Not too long finish, but warming, nice and mild. A wonderful aperitif!

  21. ApricotOne scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  22. Helgo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Blindwildel: Thank you also for Speedo. This is almost a rarity and a pity that he is rarely to get. A very nice harmonious port whisky. Good work! Unfortunately I am afraid that this will not happen for too long ...
    • Nose
      No smoke! Red fruit jelly, some plum, maybe figs, overall strong fruity, nice subtle oak notes, vanilla and chocolate.
    • Taste
      Very fruity, slightly oily, the red groats shows cherries, berries and strawberries. The chocolate is overall very round and harmonious.
    • Finish
      Long and a bit bitter. The oak of the nose is already present here, but not disturbing.

  23. Helgo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Blindtasting
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  24. squaadgras scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  25. pEpp0 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      79 79

  26. Ciro scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  27. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  28. D3US scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      So sweet on the nose. Berry fruits mostly; Raspberries, blackberries, some cherry and grape. Very fruity indeed. Some chocolate covered orange perhaps. Also there’s a nutty bit in the back and some peculiar spice, can’t really place that. Maybe some dried fruit, as well as dark honey. Cookies, or cereal with the chocolate and dried fruit bits in it. Quite complex and rather lovely.
    • Taste
      Quite tingly on the tongue here, must be that slightly higher than average alcohol level. Very sweet again. The dark fruits really charging in here, taking along the honey and chocolate. A hint of mocha. Very thick mouthfeel, really coating the mouth. At the end a slight bitter note, but really only slight. The berries and grapes lead the overall flavour profile.
    • Finish
      The bitter note continuing on, after which the sweetness comes back quite strong. Again it’s the berries that are obvious, but the honey covered chocolatey dried fruits (whatever that is) are also still in the game. The finish is medium to long.

  29. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Full-bodied. Ripe berries. Milk chocolate. Vanilla. Raw cookie dough. Cooked plums. Cinnamon. Brown sugar.
    • Taste
      Strong. Sherry. Dark berries. Chocolate. Punch. Cloves. Cinnamon. Oily.
    • Finish
      Long. A mild start. Drying. Dark chocolate. Oak. Orange peel. Some malt. Dark berries. Coffee. Brown sugar.

  30. mds51 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fruchtig, Süße, rote Früchte, Pflaume, Rosinen, Zimt, Erdbeere, Himbeere, im Hintergrund Vanille.
    • Taste
      Pflaumen, dunkle Früchte, leicht malzig, leichte Bitterkeit, Eiche, Kirschen, Himbeeren, 
    • Finish
      Im Abgang leicht würzige Eiche, die leichte Bitterkeit bleibt bestehen, leicht malzig.

  31. Gloin scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Smell: sweet red fruits, oak and alcohol, all harmoniously blended. I imagine finding hints of vanilla and caramel behind it. Do the bourbon barrels come through here? Taste: It starts again with sweet red fruits and also in the mouth followed by some oak, but less than in the nose. The longer you hold it in the mouth, the sweeter it gets. Tasty and tasty. A liquid sweetmeat. Finish: malt, oak without bitterness, currants, unfortunately only medium in length Conclusion: I like it very much. A very direct whisky with lots of sweet fruit notes and a clear port profile. Could be something like an archetype for a port-matured whisky. If you like Portwhiskys you will be happy here. 88 points.

  32. yoavg did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    I liked it a lot (Although I love the 18yo better). My full review is here: http://whiskygospel.com/2014/12/01/whisky-review-tasting-notes-glendronach-15yo-tawny-port-finish-vs-glendronach-18yo-tawny-port-finish/

  33. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      86 86

  34. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Plums, damsons, sweet desert wine, coffee with hints of toffee and spice.
    • Taste
      Coffee, toffee, spice and black pepper.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Warm lingering spice.

  35. KayMeertens scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Toffee, cherry, grenadine syrup, liquorice, oak, apple and dough. The apple gets stronger with time.
    • Taste
      Cherry, toffee, mocha, pepper, apple, raisin, coffee and vanilla.
    • Finish
      Toffee, cherry, mocha, coffee and liquorice.

  36. Henri scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

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

  37. Magnus Hillman did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    At first I was a bit reserved when tasting this one, it was not like other Glendronachs' which I find adorable in most cases. However, giving this some time and by realizing that this is not the ordinary Oloroso or PX matured Glendronach that I usually zip, it has grown on me. This is a fine quality dram, sure it's different but there are quality casks and good distillation all over it. I tried to put aside that this is a Glendronach and considered it as a port matured whisky. It's lovely.

    (Rating interval 83-86)
    • Nose
      Caramel, some pink pepper, sour red and black currants, hints of coffee, butterscotch, bitter dry orange peel and some light perfume.
    • Taste
      It's sweet and spicy on the palate, with aromatic oak, honey, nutmeg, rose water, vanilla and brown sugar.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium in length with sour cherries, again rose water, brown sugar and some bitter black fruit breakfast tea.

  38. webdiver scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  39. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Sticky xmas sherry nose, dense, sweet, potent number. Its the kind of nose that you could find anything if you looked hard enough. Aside from all the obvious, popadoms and sultanas, sweet and sour prawns, rum in a coconut, some exotic salty crisp flavour, 
    T: Thick, rich, tart sweetness, woody, fresh and buttery, so buttery and slightly oily
    F: Comes out the other side with more coconut flakes, sherried raisins and port for 

    sure. Lots of cooled cooked butter at the death and fresh liquorice wood oil.
    C: One to enjoy as an occasional dessert dram as its a bit swamped. Its rather nice, its classic Glendronach but the 15 revival is better.

    Scored a B-

  40. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  41. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  42. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  43. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  44. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Surprising color like rose wine.

    Needs some time in the glass as well as some warmth, then it opens up and delivers warm and deep flavors.

    Tasting with Armin Fuchs.
    • Nose
      port wine cask, slightly dominant oak with some tart spices, cocoa, cherry soup, borscht, warm and warming, brandy beans, dark caramel, coffee powder and latte macchiato, maybe some smoke, rum pot with plums and cherries, quite dense, disinfectant
    • Taste
      spicy cask, cherry syrup, warm to fiery, a certain roundness, wood, some peat, sour fruits, sweet, coffee and dark chocolate, tart, strawberries, strawberry marmalade, fresh figs, again rum pot with plums, vanilla, old case, horse saddle
    • Finish
      quite long and warming, some peat, cocoa, tart and slightly bitter, strawberries, plums, the feeling of port wine

  45. Wild Thing scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Many ripe, dark fruits. Very strong fruit aromas of ripe plums and raisins very sweet. Chocolate and light vanilla flavors.
    • Taste
      Strong start. Very sweet then come the plums and light oak flavors.
    • Finish
      Spicy with slight vanilla and medium length.

  46. Angelos scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Don't take it with too much water! Some drops are enough!
    • Nose
      Fruitiness with strawberries and raspberries, not the ones put into dark rum, but from a fruit salad! Hints of coffee. Slightly christmas style
    • Taste
      Intense and overwhealming! Typical port attributes. Strawberry syrup, raspberries with some cinnamon With water: Bitterness rises (coffee and hazelnuts) and fruitiness suffers!
    • Finish
      Medium and quite bitter! The fruitiness vanishes immediately! I recognize the gentle bitterness of currants, maybe some coriander!

  47. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  48. Fable scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  49. Feusi scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Ripe fruits and dark chocolate notes in the nose. With 46 v% powerfull in your mouth. Again tthe sweet fruits (apricot, plums?), toffee and vanilla and a warm maltiness. A powerfull and seductive sweet dram, just Glendronach, you will not be disappointed.

  50. HunterRomario scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      The aroma is pretty acidic, full, rich, and over-seen figs appear.
    • Taste
      In the taste of pleasant woodiness, somewhat impressed.
    • Finish
      Finishing dry, a bit bitter, but not quite, to make it look like it.

  51. mmaclean scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    This was a wonderful find in San Francisco in the 2011 WhiskyFest event.

    It is well balanced and has an amazing finish for a 15 year old. Nice

    for anytime and to share with friends.

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