Glendronach 1989

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask - Batch 5
Stated Age
21 years old
Pedro Ximénez Sherry Puncheon
Number of bottles
53.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
07 Jun 2011 8:00 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 253.15

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55 × member ratings

99 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1989

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.57 points

  1. Amsterdam scored this whisky 93 points Specialist

    Batch 5 contains the following 5 bottles:

    1972 cask 716 
    1978 cask 1067
    1989 cask 3314
    1991 cask 2406
    1993 cask 1  


  2. mrgood scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Mom's homegrown homemade rhubarb pie, warm from the oven, washed down with a glass of Chardonnay and fruit punch

  3. lyndondd428 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    N: the classic 'dirty' notes of the GlenDronach remain very attenuated: there are bits of balsamic vinegar, of damp wood, even slight nut tips, but in minority compared to a wide spectrum of sugary aromas given by PX. Almond, mon cheri (cherry and sweet chocolate), raisins, light suggestions of orange peel. Dried figs, dates. Panettone. P: surprise. No more dirty notes, but a carpet of chocolate, sweetened coffee, dates, hazelnut ... Very composed, homogeneous, without 'flames'. Creamy (Catalan cream), still panettone; it remains rather woody, but the tannins are never too intrusive. Some citrus notes (let's say chinotto?), Still figs and prunes. F: wood and coffee, still raisins. Dry, tents all'amognolo. Still dried figs. Very special: Christmas but not "puttanone" like other sherried, and without the usual suggestions of berries. When it is said that the barrels of Pedro Ximenez are special ... It will be that we have the method of drying PX grapes, but it seems to really feel the grapes left to rot: it knows little malt, the influence of sherry is really very Branding. Mission accomplished. http://whiskyfacile.com/2012/11/06/glendronach-1989-2011-px-cask-3314-ob-535/

  4. Whisky_Wolf scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      94 94

  5. Murmelkasten scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. Glendroboy scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    I tasted a lot Glendronach`s (all the 89`s, all the 78`s en most of the 72`s) and for me this is the best Glendronach. The nose is superb, the (initial) taste is fabulous and the finish is great. This a dram which really makes me happy.

  7. Glendroboy scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      94 94

  8. whiskas did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Producer`s Notes
    Appearance: Prominent rose-wine hue, built around a light copper orange core.
    Nose: Rhubarb crumble and sweet red cherry influence, delivered in conjunction with a light mix of spices and toasted oak.
    Palate: Dynamic and fresh, with an initial citrus kick. Contrasting flavours of sugar syrup and molasses bring greater age definition and weight.

  9. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    N: balsamic, raisins, brown spiced biscuit (speculaas), spicy and winey
    T: syrup, brown sugar and spicy - cinnamon and brown spiced biscuit
    tasted with Aby

  10. alectron scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      sherry, licorice, motor oil, plum liquor/wine, tobacco, pu-erh & some black tea, (91)
      Later: nose-feel turns quite oily, silky & sweeter. Now also some chocolate and more upfront wood notes. (90)
    • Taste
      somewhat unusual, upfront molasses, wood & spices for a brief moment, then an old & dusty fruit/plum wine feel & quite a meaty as well (90)
    • Finish
      a slow & long development. Still the strange/unusual (plum) wine-y note in the back with quite a sour-botter profile, then cherry (streusel) cake, malty, wood, ginger snaps, licorice & caramel/butterfudge, strawberry jam, pumpernickel and some tobacco occasionally, (92)


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