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Overall rating
88.77/100
votes
46
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
15.11.1991
Bottled
03.2011
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximenez Sherry Puncheon
Casknumber
3181
Number of bottles
624
Strength
50.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
The Nectar, Belgium
Added on
08 Jun 2011 4:07 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 399,00

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1991

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.77 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, sherry, cherries cherries confit, spices, dusty wood, and a return of walnut oil and almond!
    • Nose
      smooth cream of kirsch!
      fairly strong spices, very ripe fruits, a little leather, a lot of sodden wood that amplifies the scents of cooked and macerated fruits, mold and mushroom return.

  2. Rom scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Nose dates, raisins, walnuts, oak and dust. Full and full mouth on dried fruits, coffee, mocha. Alcohol very well integrated. Long finish on the same aromas. Almond retro-olfaction. Excellent.

  3. Foamy scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    This is a great sherry expression. Chocolat wood, little tobacco, raisins, caramelized fruit.
    Good punch but not too harsh or drying.

  4. Ivynor scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Superb product, very sherry, and very fine.
    • Nose
      Nose very nice, although not explosive. Ultradomine sherry: lots of nuts, dates, wood, vanilla and caramel.
    • Taste
      Superb: sweet, on dried fruits (always lots of nuts), spices, caramel. It's very fine. Notes of liquorice, toffee, raisins, coffee, and cooked plums. It's quite "raw bole cognac".
    • Finish
      A quality finish, very long, on dried fruits, toffee, spices (exotic wood, maybe clove and nutmeg, but without conviction) and coffee.

  5. Dede scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A beautiful cask sherry, classic but classy. It lacks, however, a bit of magic in the mouth to claim access to the highest steps of the podium.
    • Nose
      Sherry and a lot of sweetness. Tons of raisins, candied orange peel, acidity of balsamic vinegar, a hint of rubber and clove, then nuts, dried apples and coffee liquor. It was initially more aggressive during the second tasting, before softening. Organic notes of black mushrooms have been revealed since the first tasting.
    • Taste
      The attack is frank and powerful. The texture, neither too fluid nor too fat is nice. The aromas developed are those of a classic sherry. Raisins and rubber still, but it is well controlled. The most notable difference from the nose is the appearance of a dry woody and especially organic notes of black mushrooms very pleasant.
    • Finish
      Long, it develops a beautiful bitterness cocoa and a slight astringency.

  6. Volanne scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    When the right malt meets the right cask for the right time, there is reason to bring you back with the whole world!
     
    Tasted blind for whisky-distilleries.info WDTS: http://www.whisky-distilleries.info/WhiskyWDTS/index_EN.shtml
    • Nose
      Rich and enticing. The perfect mix between fruits, wood, and (oloroso?) sherry. Dry fruits (walnut marzipan, sultanas) and cooked fruits (all kind of "dark" jams such as figs or black cherries). Some roasting aromas too (coffee liqueur). Reminds me of a "Black Russian" (Kahlua and Vodka). Nothing sluggish though, thanks to a rancio-like tangy note, like in a high end Madeira. Perhaps a little ripe pomegranate as well? I really like it, but will the mouth follow the nose?
    • Taste
      Yup it does! Dry fruits are on the foreground, and it's as tasty as a hazelnut liqueur, accompanied by some tantalizing cocoa flavours. Enhanced by a slight woody sourness,  it's as waxy and creamy as in a dream. Like drinking spoonfuls of maple syrup. We're probably pretty close to 55%, but the balance is fantastic. The rise of a hint of burnt wood brings some more complexity to this absolutely delightful malt.
    • Finish
      Long and tasty, it vanishes on a subtle woody bitterness.

  7. st7 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Same cask but different label -
    http://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies.php?merkid=101&whiskyid=21925

  8. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This cask was a safe choice. It has a few nice touches (oak polish, gingerbread) while remaining within the "classic" profile everyone has come to expect from GlenDronach single casks.
    • Nose
      Nice sherry, powerful and round. Dried fruits, some nutty notes. Very polished with some waxed furniture, similar to the great GlenDronach 1992 cask #161 in that respect. Blackberry jam and figs, maybe even some black cherries. Sparkling top notes of orange liqueur and mint as well. Rum & raisins. Plenty of good sherry associations.
    • Taste
      Rather oily, not really thick or powerful. Starts on dried fruits again, with some added herbal notes and polished oak. Plums. Cocoa. Not extremely complex, but very pleasant. Nice gingerbread and aniseed in the end.
    • Finish
      Quite long, a little drier, with some tobacco now and some oak and spices.

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