Glendronach 1971

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask - Batch 4
Stated Age
40 years old
Pedro Ximénez Sherry Puncheon
Number of bottles
48.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
07 jun 2011 7:44 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 8704.24

50 × in wishlist

109 × member ratings

104 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glendronach 1971

11 users have left 17 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.92 points.

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Photo Moderator

    Wow, what a complexity and balance - absolutely flawless but still some very interesting notes such as fine leathery which is very difficult to stay on the good side - fantastic!
    • Nose
      Intense, nutty, dried fruits, dates, plums, nutmeg, cloves, dark chocolate, tobacco, whiffs of leather and smoke - great!
    • Taste
      Oily, creamy, more nutty, plenty of dried fruits, apricvots, good sweetness balanced with finest sherry wood, mocha, also cooked oranges, more spices - superb!
    • Finish
      Long, warm, spicy, more hints of leather and smoke, not drying - very good

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  3. Proneor scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: nutmeg, prunes, dates, then a little tobacco, a little cardamom and blackcurrant leaves.
    Taste: very intense - a lot of dried fruits, prunes, dates, plums. Further cloves, dark chocolate, honey, cinnamon, a little nutmeg. However, the taste is quite oily, creamy, nothing sticks out.
    Finish: very spicy, very long, lots of spices, dark chocolate, nuts, dried fruits, dates. Oak just right. The finish is very balanced, extremely rich and complex. Amazing warm and rich whisky.

  4. Gusto scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    I would also like to add: The different aromas and the alcohol are harmoniously integrated. Reminds me of a very good chocolate with about 70% cocoa, where the threshold is between sweetness and bitterness. Ripe. Balanced without boredom.
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  5. Cigarsky scored this whisky 98 points Member Senior

    Colour: amber.
    Nose: leather, tobacco and flints. Mouth (neat): typical sweetness, oranges, bags of prunes, black raisins
    Finish: long, remaining very clean, which isn't always the case with heavily sherried malts.

  6. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior 052021 € 2.786 + 10%

  7. Roslar scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Big oloroso sherry. Prunes, raisins and orange peel aroma. Cocoa and some tobacco notes. Warm leather and spices. Lacquered wood.
    Taste: Strong and powerful. Honey and chocolate. Plums, red orange, mango, then grapefruit. Notes of cocoa and coffee. Cinnamon, some spicy sherry. Nice string oak.
    Finish: Very long, fruity and oaky.

  8. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior 112020 € 2.805 + 10%

  9. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior 102020 € 2676,00 + 10%

  10. Pennymann scored this whisky 96 points Expert Junior

    Colour: Dark mahogany
    Nose: Prunes, sherry soaked X-mas puddding, orange marmalade, hints of pipe tobacco, dark chocolate, a mix of tropical spices.
    Palate: Prunes, dates, dried figs and apricots, cassis, dark chocolate, honey, cinnamon, some cardamom and nutmeg.
    Finish: Very long, fruity & spicy with a hint of oak.
    Overall: Truly outstanding. Not too much wood, not too much spice, but enormously rich and very complex.

  11. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior 05-2018 €1556,00

  12. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior 09-2017 €1435

  13. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior 03-2017 €1293

  14. Islayh did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    980 pounds

  15. Amsterdam did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Batch 4 contains the following 6 bottles:

    1971 cask 1436
    1972 cask 712
    1989 cask 2917
    1990 cask 1032
    1992 cask 161
    1994 cask 97

  16. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior
    09-2016 €1671

  17. mds51 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Sold at Whiskyauction:05.2015 - 1094€

    11.2015 - 1326€

    04.2016 - 1246€

  18. zby0001 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      94 94


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