Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Sailing Ships - Series No 1
Stated Age
20 years old
Sherry Casks
546 - 558
Number of bottles
43.0 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Araby Maid 1868
Added on
01 sep 2011 7:08 pm

Average value

€ 1499.00

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47 × member ratings

44 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glendronach 1970 SV

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.70 points.

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    I have had an 18 year and 22 year 1970 signatory Glendronach with a mix of some of the same casks used here. All 3 of them are far better than the 35 year plus OB by some margin and confirms to me that 18-22 years is most definitely the sweet spot for Glendronach, get some you will not be disappointed, leave the old stuff alone and look for some of these youthful middle aged 70`s signatory bottles instead.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Fruity, dark berry sherry cask pretty much sums this up on the nose.

      Milk chocolate, mocha, mahogany wood, a little peat and faint hints of sweet smoke.
      I no longer can get excited about heavy sherried whisky, the nose is a good one if you like this sort of thing.
      The longer you leave it in the glass, the better it gets untill is just about perfect.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Very rich, almost too rich for me but this has enough restrained power at 43% and that is a quality I look for. This is lip smacking to say the least.
      Gets more chewy as the dark and forest fruits arrive and dance on your tongue, perfectly weighted, nothing out of place here.
      There is a trace of peat but it is buried underneath the sweet sherry but and this is a big plus for me the distillery character is coming through by the bucketful, excellent.
      The palate is almost at 94 points
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long, sweet and some spices coming in the tail, like mulled wine spice but not as strong.

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  3. Gerrit84 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur


    Amontilado sherry
    Wow, what a nose! Ultra spicy and pungent salty-spicy ... and that at 43%! The finest red fruits with filigree, dry wood, nuts, mocha, honey, tobacco, smoke and always very fruity sounds in between. Creamy thick, yes waxy with leather and some furniture polish - absolutely dominant here is the red fruit - class!
    Creamy, fruity, spicy and very fat. Salty, peppery with old sherry and a basket full of herbs provided. In addition honey, a lot of wood, nuts, leather, smoke, furniture polish, floor wax and ever-drier wood notes, which remain fruity despite all - very beautiful!
    Medium length - woody, fruity sweet with raisins, dried red fruits, fruit tea, smoke, furniture polish, some tobacco and a slightly fresh herbal undertone ending.
    92 points
    N: 93P / G: 92P / F: 91P

  5. whiskyexclusive1981 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    awesome old sherry, lots lots of fruit, typical an oldy

  6. checkpointrk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2008]  I had this dram during a MaRa rarities tasting at Limburg.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 92,5.  Unfortunately my detailed notes were lost.

  8. st7 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Casks shared with Edinburgh


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