Glendronach 21-year-old

Overall rating
88.24/100
votes
404
Whiskybase ID
WB25341
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Parliament
Bottled
20.09.2011
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Oloroso & Pedro Ximénez Sherry
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LD31110
Barcode
5060088793473
Added on
11 sep 2011 2:44 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 331.29

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Whisky reviews for Glendronach 21-year-old

76 users have left 87 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.24 points.

  1. Trops scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Creamy pastry malt with spices: cherry and cinnamon strudel, crème brulee, adit.
    3/2/3/2

  2. MaroFF scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The whisky is truly outstanding, rich. The longer I taste it, the more it attracts me. I like such atmosphere. Importantly, it is a whisky with a sherry cask feel, which give it a specific character and a pleasant flavor note. One small "in minus" note ... a bit too much spiciness at the end.
    • Nose
      strong, intense, quite pleasant, red apples, sherry, slightly leather, raisins, anise
    • Taste
      medium sweet, ash from the fire, a bit of debin, dark chocolate, sherry
    • Finish
      long, warming, chocolatey, cherry-black coffee tip, slightly spicy in the esophagus with a young oak tree in the background.

  3. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Balance (22)
    Drones (89)
    • Nose
      Nuts, leather, varnish, dried fruits, wood… sweet berries. Deeper mushrooms, cherries. Aromas sticky, mineral and fresh (22,5)
    • Taste
      Wood, rose hips, varnish sweet berries, black tea (22)
    • Finish
      In the finish, viscous wood, polish, grass, toothpaste, light medical motifs (22.5)

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    It’s been a while [2016] since I enjoyed a bottle of Glendronach’s Parliament. So why buy a bottle in 2020? In the unlikely event that you missed it, the thinking goes that Glendronach’s 21yo currently holds whisky aged around the 24/25 year-old mark, due to the distillery being mothballed between 1996 and 2002. So, with distillate no older than 1995/6, you are essentially getting a 25yo whisky for just under a £100 [when on offer]. Further reading: WoW

    N: I remember the Parliament being more resinous & ‘finished’ three years ago, and then darker, bitter, murkier, bitter, and even frail around eight years ago, as if the juice was coming apart at the seams. This year [2020], on balance, we’re good from the off with a consistently pleasing aromatic comfort blanket, though it is very sweet.

    T: This does so many things so well. On the other hand – as the nose indicated – it comes with a sugary sherry-seasoned glupe that some will love and others may tire of. At the heel of the bottle, it’s more on leathery briny plastic-y prunes and a sloe note [Serge nails it again], yet it remains peppery~gacky-vanilla-candy-sweet to the point that – much like a more dubious Thai meal – you start to wonder whether it’s as low-calorific as you had thought/hoped.

    F: There’s no denying the cask maturity which brings deliciousness in the form of grassy-sawdusty/oak-dry bitter-sweetness and a desirable huskiness with a squidgy depth that can’t be conjured without those two+ decades in casks. At the heel, it’s the synthetic leathery-dry Garibaldi raisin-y dehydrated-oils and sootiness that offers appeal to the last. It’s just such a shame it’s all so syruped.

    C: Same same but different, it’s the same story ever since I started buying and drinking bottles of the Parliament ten years ago. Simply put, this [often very] affordable and well-aged sherry-matured Glendronach is, as ever, incredibly enjoyable whisky. Just don’t expect an elaborate odyssey.

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2021/04/22/bottle-polishing-spring-2021-part-1-4/

  5. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    96 / nose
    Ripe, sweet grapes with a crisp acidity
    and wonderful sweetness.
    Butter, raisins, a hint of sulfur
    that doesn't bother. After a while it comes
    even a very nice fragrance
    Cigar box. Hard to beat.

    Palate / 90
    Strong sherry notes, less sweet than the nose promises, raisins, bittersweet, wood notes
    emerge stronger.
    Unfortunately, the acid from the nose is much weaker. But now a little peppery.

    Departure / 86
    Cooling and drying effect, slightly bitter
    Wood notes that emerge more strongly after a while and linger for a long time. Peppery.
    Not very spectacular.

    Conclusion: wonderful nose. I want to sniff it forever. Palate still very good with
    but then a bit unspectacular
    dry - peppery finish.
    Soon another repetition with water.

  6. herby.usa scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This is exactly what I was allowed to taste yesterday (and I still have my tasting notes from my own Parliament ready [a little younger -> so definitely no paxarette]).
    • Nose
      89 89
      Heavy sherry on the nose
      Furniture / leather polish
      Sultanas, "black" sweet berries,
      Coffee grounds flavors, rust flavors
      Sweetness (candy, honey, nectar)

      Overall "heavy" sweetness with sherry and coffee aromas.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Pure sherry (already intrusive - you have to like it)
      dark berries, sultanas, heavy sweetness, becomes nutty
      oily soft - really creamy, coffee / mocha
      Cedar scent, vanilla and gingerbread, dark chocolate

      (Head cinema: Sit in a Chesterfield wing chair, dark room filled with pleasant Sherry smells, in front of me a whisky barrel table and fruit bowl with dark, sweet fruits).
    • Finish
      89 89
      Surprisingly only persistent for a medium period.
      Especially coffee / mocha, sweetie

      Compared to the tasting notes on my bottle: no difference. Conclusion: nice consistent notes regardless of the year of bottling.

  7. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    HS305 has already described this very well. That's why I got this bottle. Not cheap but what a wonderful whisky. Yes, in the 80s they actually had even better sherry casks and maybe there were one or two paxarett casks with them. I compared it to a later 21er Parliament and it was actually a little better. Exact tasting comes later.

  8. keizerjos scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful color of dark cognac and an overwhelming smell of tobacco, leather, salty licorice and sherry of course. No, this is not ashamed of anything. In the mouth full and quite sensational. Chocolate, soft as mousse, sweet tobacco, less bitter and dry than the 18YO. Rightly so the big brother. The aftertaste is meters long. I think it's great, and contrary to custom, really better than the 18Y Allardice that I have next to it and also taste it. In terms of aroma, it cannot be used at all, is softer and less pompous, but also less challenging.

  9. jjkmlss scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Not to my taste mates, but must be excellent for sherry lovers
    • Nose
      Blackcurrants, plum, nuts, brown sugar, caramel brulee, cocao
    • Taste
      As sour as ketchup-ed mashed potatoes, plum, black cherries, ground coffee & damped wood
    • Finish
      Long with oak, dark fruit and overcooked pecan

  10. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/04/04/whiskylive-2018-day-2-part-2-2/

    This has just won the ‘Best Scotch Highland Single Malt’ award at the World Whisky Awards 2018.

    N: Vinegary sherry malt, one rather lighter and more shallow than I remembered it being only a few years ago when it was a mere £66 a bottle.
    T: The casks are humble enough to allow the barley juice to ride above the previous sherry contents.
    F: Signs of a youthful 21yo. PX>oloroso. 
    C: A totally different beast to bottles released only a few years ago. Those old Parliament’s were creaking at the seams and I miss that, not that they were necessarily any better. Scores a B-

  11. dRambo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  12. dRambo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    wow tastes the old - much drier and spicier, but less sour than modern bottlings
    • Nose
      Complex oak, wood dust, leather jacket, old wine barrel, balsamic vinegar, plums, tobacco leaves, cherry jam - fresh fine fruity acid, deep sweetness, chocolate, tannins - the smell of old cellar.
    • Taste
      full-bodied leather, oak - a mouthfeel as if oak wood particles float in my mouth, sweet-sour raisins, rum cherries, tobacco leaves, dry - slightly astringent - fresh acidity - at the same time sweet-sweet
    • Finish
      Teriyaki sauce, nougat, cocoa, tobacco, chalk, quite dry, leather belt

  13. stoigniew scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Nice dessert whisky. Quite high note, but only for this old version of Parliament (bottled 2011). 

    89 / 100
    • Nose
      Raisins, wine, dried figs, dates, toffee, pear compote, plum compote, delicate skin notes, cinnamon, marzipan, dried plums, truffles
    • Taste
      Medium mouthcoating, sherry wine, oranges, plums, plum jam
    • Finish
      quite long, wine notes, orange peel, cinnamon, dessert chocolate at the end slightly drying

  14. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2017]  Tonight I am in the mood for a long-planned experiment:  To find out the differences between several batches of the same standard whisky release.  When this 21-years old Glendronach "Parliament" was first released I bought a bottle of the first three batches each that are bottled on September, 20th, 2011 (SEP) and November, 22nd, 2011 (NOV) and March, 3rd, 2012 (MAR).  I did this because all these releases contain the great Glendronach vintages from 1989/90 (when the use of paxarette was still allowed) and I paid just 80 Euro for each bottle.

    A very interesting experience.  All in all the three batches are very similar to each other but when compared head-to-head they show some differences too:  SEP is more paxarette driven, NOV more complex and balanced and MAR is paxarette with more wooden notes and without sulphurous impressions.  Personally I like MAR best followed by NOV and SEP.  

    PS:  As the Scotch Whisky Association banned the use of paxarette in 1990 all later releases of the 21-years "Parliament" have a quite different taste that I call "modern-style sherry".
    • Nose
      90 90
      All three batches are about a tawny colour with a slightly paler shade of NOV than the two others (but this is just a minimal difference). The texture shows a few slow legs with all three and late fat, sticky tears with SEP while the tears of NOV are smaller and of MAR bigger than SEP. All three offer a typical old-style sherry nose. Nevertheless there are differences: SEP and MAR are sweeter and richer than NOV with SEP even a littler richer than MAR. In terms of complexity NOV offers the most aromas closely followed by SEP. MAR owns lesser nuances than the other two but more wooden notes. I vote for a draw between SEP and NOV and 1 point less for MAR. After adding some water SEP shows some sulphurous aromas (matches) so I declare NOV as a winner.
    • Taste
      89 89
      All drams own a very sweet old-style sherry profile (I guess there are quite a few paxarette-treated casks in these batches) which is simply adorable. Lots of different flavours roll in several waves over my taste buds. Hard to name them all but SEP is more on sulphured raisins while NOV adds some herbs and spices to this and MAR shows more wooden flavours without the sulphurous off-notes. Quite interesting to explore these differences (on a high level of commonalities, of course). Personally I like MAR best closely followed by NOV and then SEP.
    • Finish
      89 89
      As the texture promised all drams arrive bold and instantly coating on the palate with minor drying moments (ashes) of NOV and some peppery moments of MAR. Here I choose SEP as winner closely followed by MAR and NOV. All three own a very long and sticky finish that slowly vanishes in different waves, really nice. SEP is very paxarette-sweet here while NOV is more complex and balanced. Both again with some sulphurous notes (matches). MAR shows minor astringent moments from tannins which are not unpleasant at all. Again I prefer MAR here again followed by NOV and SEP. Water turns the whiskies smoother and even sweeter with NOV benefitting most from some drops added. As the water releases some minor sulphurous flavours mostly in SEP (and lesser in NOV) I like these drams better when neat.

  15. WhiteEagle scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

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

  16. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2012]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 80 Euro in February, 2012.

    [January, 2015]  Together with friends I emptied another bottle that I bought for 78 Euro in February, 2013.

    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 90 both times.  My notes state a close to perfection modern sherry profile.  Simply delicious and dangerously quaffable...

  17. fgg scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  18. fgg scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Very mature dram, rich and complex.
    • Nose
      Full sherry nose, wood tones, some bitter fruit notes.
    • Taste
      Full creamy taste. Rich in wood flavors, sweet and bitter fruit.
    • Finish
      Lange finish.

  19. Sidney87 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  20. Helgo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  21. JacobaEd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  22. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N: Sherried blu-tac, cream wrapped in cling film, dried mandarins, sweet lemons and other assorted dry, sweet fruits. A dunnage nuttiness too  
    T: Wow, get that rancio? Pair it alongside say a modern Macallan 12 WB and that [age led] difference is marked. It's more bitter too, the oak really has got hold here with some peppery/chilli too. A month later and we are talking Easter egg chocolate, praline & caramac, all with a chocolatey=waxy chew. Long unravel and briefly salivating into the finish
    F: ,.... Before turning a touch dry with dark notes, very enjoyable - medium finish but some information to read and enjoy before it fades. A month later, it concludes with woody vanilla, dry fungal=dunnage and a squidgy maltiness.
    C: Keep changing my mind about this 21yo. Sometimes I think it's the last bottle I'll buy, then I'm thinking I'll need a case load - session by session, sip by sip. If you want a sweet, woody malt with a dark (aged) edge, moderate complexity and marked composition, this is your go to, still for an astonishing price [2016].

    Scores a B

  23. GlenGabriel scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      84 84

  24. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Too much dominant oak on the finish for me, but that's a personal taste of course. I prefer the 15y Revival and the 18y Allardice over this one. At 100+ Euro's a bottle, I'd buy something else instead.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  25. fileosoph scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      94 94

  26. squaadgras scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  27. Maczet scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  28. Dram The Man scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

  29. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  30. Ciro scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  31. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Strong sherry. Pickled cherries. Currants. Cooked plums. Cinnamon. Orange peel. Punch. Citrus fruits. Nuts. Spices. Oak. Dark chocolate. Mocha.
    • Taste
      Strong and spicy. Oak. Dark cocoa. Bitter orange. Cooked plums. Burnt almonds. In the background some citrus.
    • Finish
      Long. Spices. Rum pot. Drying. Strong oak. Espresso. Dark chocolate. Nuts.

  32. Cicero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    One of my sweetheart!
    • Nose
      Sweet, fat sherry ... the first association is Glendronach, dark fruits, raisins, dried fruits, orange
    • Taste
      the impressions from the aroma are repeated: sweet, dark-fruity, oak

  33. Peter87 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  34. Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    notes by GlenDronach Distillery
    • Nose
      A delicate mix of ripe autumnal fruits - notably blackberries and red plums. Rich Olorosso sherry and candied orange segments. Spiced oatmeal biscuits and toasted oak fragrances bring excellent weight and balance.
    • Taste
      Resolute flavours of fine Olorosso sherry and bitter chocolate sauce, which has been spread liberally over homemadeplum pudding. This is all infused with fabulous spicy notes - cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg. Full bodies with smooth tannins.
    • Finish
      Long and lingering

  35. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    88/89.
    • Nose
      Raisin, butter nut, blueberry, mocha, croissant, toffee, mulberry and a little orange. Somewhat meaty with a whiff of sulphur.
    • Taste
      Blueberry, raisin, toffee, roasted almond, tobacco and spice. Again a slightly meaty touch.
    • Finish
      Toffee, raisin, mocha, blueberry and cranberry.

  36. wekke scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013 - Silver Medal - Scotch Single Malt - Highland

  37. Whiskyforfreedom scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Intense, very good whisky.
    • Nose
      Raisin, wet grass. Lemon and forest fruit.
    • Taste
      Dark and full. Same as late summer. Fruits and leaves.
    • Finish
      Long and intense. Warming.

  38. Paulski88 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      65 65

  39. Murmelkasten scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  40. Whisky_Wolf scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  41. Xstream scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  42. [2stoned] aKu scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Wow, a heavy, strong sherry bomb, the 48 vol.% Are very good and should not necessarily dilute / must. This is a Whisky that comes with the club, from the nose to the finish just brutal and delicious. The PX notes are more clearly represented here than those of the Oloroso sherry. You should not, you have to have tried and the PLV is also great. TOP Single Malt!
    • Nose
      Heavy strong PX sherry, sweet warm plum compote with chocolate sauce, blackberries, tart notes of blackcurrant, some sour cherry, now and then a very light but not disturbing note of sulfur
      1] (with a few drops of water): mild, elegant, berry compote, touch roasted coffee beans
      2] (with more water, approx. 40 vol.%): Even more restrained, but some rather floral scents get through, the sulfur becomes a bit clearer
    • Taste
      voluminous, slightly oily, sweet, red plums, blackberries, dark chocolate, oak, strongly roasted walnuts
      1] soft, mild, chocolate, dark berries, slightly nutty hazelnut perhaps
      2] very soft, aromas only very flat there, looks watered down
    • Finish
      very long, slightly sweet at first, and then drier, a lot of wood, 80% dark chocolate, slightly burnt caramel, a touch of gingerbread
      1] medium long, dry, dark chocolate remains quite strong
      2] short, slightly bitter, burnt plum jam

  43. Moro scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  44. ricallende scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  45. Roelv did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    amazing whisky with that typical glendronach character, the sweetness of the PX cask really works with this whisky
    • Nose
      Plums, Raisins, Dark Chocolat, Cinnamon, Vanilla, Coffee, Oak
    • Taste
      Sweet Full Texture, Raisins, Dark Chocolat, Coffee, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Oak
    • Finish
      Sweet Raisins, Coffee, Astringent, Tannins

  46. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  47. ralfh scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

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

  48. ThS scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      94 94

  49. ThS scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Absolutely beautiful! Where is the distillate? Except in the notes of hot wax, no idea! But frankly, it's too good! Absolute symbiosis, alchemy is total. It is certainly purely subjective and physiological, but frankly, what does it matter! I never felt that, neither with a wine nor with a spirit. Memorable.
    L061459; bot: 15/12/2011 Miniature
    • Nose
      Pure oloroso! Dried ceps, green nuts, chalk, dry black grapes, balsamic vinegar. An oloroso at 48%, nothing more, but perfectly round, balanced and layered. Over time, a discreet frangipane is felt.
    • Taste
      Wow ... Pure roundness, pure delicacy of oloroso, for who appreciates this wine. Bold, round, oily to perfection. Melted wood, if it could exist! Waxy texture and flavor. Magnificent balance and, for only complexity, which is not nothing, the one typical of the oloroso ... A small note sexy and tart unexpected! Impossible to swallow! So present in the mouth, and with such a natural and such an aura! Never tasted that!
    • Finish
      Endless. Oloroso sticky, saline, almost alkaline. Oloroso is exhaled, it becomes a barrel all by itself! We are the wood, we are the time ... An incredible emotion!

  50. Ivynor scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Maybe thinner than the 15-year-old Revival, but less accessible, less powerful, and drier. It remains an excellent glendronach.
    • Nose
      Note for a version of 09/20/2012 (I'll put it online soon) In the meantime:
      Typically armagnac, quite fresh and lively, on almonds, prunes, white peppercorns (which gives a slightly "minty" effect), the reason, the orange zest, a lot of wood.
    • Taste
      Moderately sweet, not very creamy. We are more on a slightly dry sherry, spicy (pepper always), dates, hazelnut, prune.
    • Finish
      Bitter cocoa, wood, vanilla, plums, some orange liquor. Always a certain freshness (peppermint, white pepper).

  51. Xstream scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    It's more complex then the 15yo Revival. Although not sure it's worth twice the price, this is the better whisky. The nose and finish are better. Very nice sherried whisky.

  52. murphyr12 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      88 88

  53. Allandale scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    a good combination.
    • Nose
      a mix of ripe fruit, blackberries,plums,candid orange.

      spicy .
    • Taste
      olorosso sherry notes, bitter chocolate,,cinnamon,nutmeg smooth tannins.
    • Finish
      long and lingering, fruit, toffee, chocolate, 

  54. ASWhisky scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A pleasing and deep whisky
    Unfortunately it lacks tension
    • Nose
      sweet and slightly sour, yellow cherry and mustard cucumber
      very nice nose with depth,
      I smell Wickmedinight, but the green variant
      so woodruff, and rose petals
    • Taste
      Nut and marzipan praline with peat, ginger, a lot of depth
      Candied orange slices with dark chocolate, licorice root
      and tobacco
    • Finish
      long, very spicy with well integrated sweetness

  55. Noface83 scored this whisky 92 points Specialist

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

  56. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    A gorgeous dram. If not for the price, I would drink it a lot more
    often. However, at the same time, a price between 70 and 80€ for a 21yo
    single malt is very reasonable as well, especially in these days. The
    numerous single cask bottlings may represent the only way to increase
    the pleasure that derives from old and heavy GlenDronachs – if you can
    spare the coin!
    • Nose
      Pungent sherry, brown sugar, and rum-infused plums. It is reminiscent of
      the 15yo Revival, yet much more condensed. The 48% ABV pack a punch and
      a few drops of water help the un-initiated with this experience. This
      is not required though.
    • Taste
      Intense autumnal fruits like plums and dark berries. Dark chocolate
      sauce and candied overripe cherries follow straight away. The alcohol is
      a mere whisper amongst these heavy-handed sherry aromas.
    • Finish
      Looooooong, warming, endless chocolate, and lots of fruity sweetness from the sherry.

  57. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    The PERFECT combination of sherry fruits, sweetness, complexity, alcohol and oak.

    For me nothing less than one of the best standard-bottlings of all Scotch Single Malts!
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      90 90

  58. CaffeineCowboy did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The name `Parliament` comes from a parliament of rooks (a type of crow.)

    The rooks live next to the Glendonach distillery. The rooks fly away when someone is approaching the distillery. Back in the day, when they still came to the distillery to tax, the distillery knew had work to do when the rooks flew away!

  59. getz scored this whisky 70 points Expert Junior

    Appearance:Deep amber with a cherry wood sheen..
    Nose:A delicate mix of ripe autumnal fruits - notably blackberries and red plums. Rich Oloroso sherry and candied orange segments. Spiced oatmeal biscuits and toasted oak fragrances bring excellent weight and balance..
    .
    Palate:Resolute flavours of fine Oloroso sherry and bitter chocolate sauce, which has been spread liberally over homemade plum pudding. This is all infused with fabulous spicy notes - cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg. Full bodied with smooth tannins. .
    .
    Finish: Long and lingering..

  60. Malt Hans scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Fruity and peaty aroma, balsamic vinegar, raisins, mint, roasted coffee beans, heather honey, vanilla, chocolate, malt and red apples. Vanilla sweet taste, mint, ginger, nutmeg, pepper, ripe orange, walnuts, plum jam and burnt almonds. Long, fruity and herbal end.

  61. Bishlouk scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    In my humble opinion well above the 15 years "Revival"; much finer, subtle and complex; less fiery.
    • Nose
      Cocoa, sweet spices, lots of sherried fruit (mostly candied cherry and black grapes). Very complex, fine, greedy.
    • Taste
      The wood impregnated with caramelized fruits dominates clearly, without however drying the mouth. It's sweet, sweet, and dry at the same time. Very round. Alcohol is well integrated and passes alone.
    • Finish
      Long on antique wood and on caramelized red fruits, one would think a candy that melts in the mouth.

  62. Ikkakumon scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Great !
    • Nose
      Sherry, caramel, orange, épices douces, chocolat noir.
    • Taste
      Fruitée (orange, pomme, fruits rouges), épices (cannelle, girofle, gingembre...), chocolat amer, café, caramel. 
    • Finish
      Longue, encore du fruit, des épices et du poivre.

  63. checkpointuk scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2013/glendronach-tasting-teil-1-standardabfuellungen-gute-qualitaet-fuer-kleines-geld-27903/ Color: rust red
    Nose: A harmonious combination of great sherry and brown sugar, heavy fruity marmalade and a little wood. Also dry leather, chocolate and subtly spicy herbs are represented.
    Taste: Sweet Sherry with caramelized sugar and bitter herbes, nutmeg; dried, slightly smoky fruit, a little wood and creamy chocolate pudding (full creamy flavor!)
    Finish: Medium long with dried oranges, herbs and cocoa. Very, very dry with notes of old oak boards.
    Rating: Here you can clearly see the 2% higher alcohol content!
    88 points (nose: 90 / taste: 88 / finish: 86)

  64. Edwin de Lange scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A great expression!

  65. Titi94 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by SCOMA : 

    Aroma: Sweet sherry notes of ripe autumn fruits, candied orange and spices.

    Taste: Oloroso sherry, dark chocolate, plum, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and nuts.Finish: Long and spicy.Comments: Aged in a combination of Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks for at least 21 years. This bottling is characterized by fruity intensity.My comment: completely agree with the seller. A very good purchase with regard to its price.

  66. Sonett scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      dark fruits picked from the ground, plums, apricots vanilla
    • Taste
      Lots of sherry, raisins dates and bitter almonds
    • Finish
      Long warm and pleasant

  67. Angelos scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A very nice one, especially for the price
    • Nose
      Clear Sherry, chocolate, dark fruits like sultanas, caramel,
    • Taste
      POWER.....Fruity and sweet, european oak, bitter, the whole range of berries rises, when you add some water
    • Finish
      Fruits like blackberry and oak remain. What else do you expect from a 21 year old whisky matured in sherry casks ;)

  68. DramWhisky scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Balance is quite nice. (23/25)

    A solid whisky, though a little hard to get used to.
    • Nose
      There are so many sherry notes packed in here it is almost unbelievable.  Oddly I want to say a major note is sherry itself.  A lot of brown sugar, and burnt caramel, and a great deal of dried fruits, figs, raisins, dried cranberries, fruit leather.  ( 23/25)
    • Taste
      Incredibly sweet, a lot of dried fruits mostly figs and raisins, along with a lot of almost burnt caramel. ( 21/25)
    • Finish
      More dried fruits from the taste and nose, then it moves on to burnt sugar, and eventually an odd note of fresh grapes, fading into an red fortified wine finish.  ( 22/25)

  69. peathead did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Jeezes, Alessio.  You managed to post two completely different tasting notes of the same whisky.  Did you made a mistake in copy-pasting again?

  70. granella2003 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Soft smoke and lemon juice, cedar wood, apple peel, toasty oak, soft earth, date
      and walnut cake and a hint of freshly made espresso
    • Taste
      Golden Syrup, soft, juicy raisins, tangy oak
      notes, peach, cherry blossom, cocoa and honeydew melon
    • Finish
      Sherry tones lead the finish, with a hint of
      sulphur, chocolate, luscious fruit and pepper

  71. granella2003 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Colour: dark amber. Nose: complex aromas of creamy not too bitter chocolate. It is a delicate blend of ripe autumn fruits, blackberries and red plums with rich aromas of oloroso sherry and candied orange segments. Pleasantly sweet. Then bittersweet tones of sweet spices and toasted oak. Spiced Oatmeal cookies and at the end also waxed leather and nuts. Taste: flavors of oloroso sherry with hints of chocolate, coffee, caramel, plum and plum pudding. Than many aromas of spices (pepper, clove), hazelnut and tones of the oak. The finish is long and warming with recurring tones of chocolate and fruit with spicy aromas and well balanced with supple tannins.

  72. whiskas scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Liquorice, dried fruit, red berries, cherry compote, dried apricot and figs, coffee, troika chocolate.
    • Taste
      Full body, syrup, red berries, cherry liqueur, cinnamon, coffee. A little sharp.
    • Finish
      Long spicy finish with dark bitter chocolate and a whiff of smoke.

  73. Furtia scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  74. alectron scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Single dram note. 2012_11 BoB tasting.
    • Nose
      sherry, bitter/woody, slightly cardboard-y at the start, molasses, mealy/powdery, spicy, some rubber (85/ later 88)
    • Taste
      chocolate & dried fruits (86)
    • Finish
      sherry, licorice, bitter/tannic, woody, powdery, (84 / later 88)

  75. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    As with the 15yo Revival, this has a lovely complex nose, with rich oloroso and fruitcake to the fore. However, the palate and finish can`t 
    deliver what the nose promises, with a loss of balance somewhere along the line (the finish is quite dry). Benefitted from a couple of drops of water,
    bringing out more complexity, especially on the palate. Very good whisky, but I think that the 15yo Revival is considerably better (and cheaper!).
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  76. granella2003 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

     
    • Nose
      A delicate blend of ripe autumn fruits such as blueberries and red plums. Rich notes of Oloroso sherry and candied orange with hints of malt, biscuit and burnt oak that the whole outstanding balance.
    • Taste
      Pronounced flavors of fine Oloroso sherry and bitter chocolate with a rich tone of plum pudding. Very attractive show a rich variety of spices-cinnamon, nutmeg, among others. Full of character with soft texture.
    • Finish
      Long and persistent finish with full notes of dark chocolate and ripe fruit aromas.

  77. Alex scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Tried this at the Whisky Live Shanghai 2012:

    really nice nose, just the palate cannot keep the promise: sweet start, not much going on, a little thin at the middle, then becomes more nutty. A little sulphur as well. Soon getting dry with a very short finish. No recovery.

  78. Ralph Hiltrup scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes by Dave Broom for Whisky MagazineNose
    Ripe with some woodsmoke, mulch/humus. Sweet, rich and deep hints of sulphur.

    Palate
    Soft and long. Tomato puree, treacle toffee and gravy browning. Deep and intense with grip.

    Finish
    Long, firming.

    Comments
    Yes there`s sulphur but it`s not off-putting for me.

    8.9/10

  79. Ralph Hiltrup scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes by Martine Nouet for Whisky MagazineNose
    Sherried. Dense. Damp warehouse or more precisely cider cellar. Burnt wood. Earthy. Moss. Fig syrup. Coffee and walnut cake.

    Palate
    Sweet and mellow at start then the wood prevails. Huge wave of liquorice. Eau-de-vie cherries in dark chocolate.

    Finish
    Lingering, nutty and chocolatey.

    Comments
    A well balanced sherried whisky. Rich, complex with a beautiful finish.

    8.8/10

  80. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    N: nuts, raisins, oloroso and px sherry notes and drying
    T: floral, sourish lolly pop and lots of sherry notes like dried fruits
    F: medium - syrup

  81. HunterRomario scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Chocolate, orange peel, full and dense scent.
    • Taste
      Spices and chocolate, then tanned wood, a pleasant sweet sweeten on your tongue, then toast.
    • Finish
      Dry bitterness.

  82. hsmithjr scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A nice expression, but I prefer the 18.
    • Nose
      Sherried and sweet (as expected).  Cranberries, plums, and dates. Floral honey.  Oatmeal raisin cookies. 
    • Taste
      Sweet, then bitter (dark baking chocolate).  Christmas cake served with espresso.  More oatmeal cookies, followed by nutmeg and allspice.  Tiny, tiny hints of cloves.  
    • Finish
      Long and dry.  Black pepper.  Prune juice.

  83. Kostik scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    The bottle was new. An interesting and expressive winter digestive, as homogeneous as it is singular in the aromas it develops. Recommended!
    • Nose
      Very expressive, the leather jumps immediately to the nostrils, assisted by coffee, and to a lesser extent chocolate. Balsamic vinegar (sweet side), small red fruits (wild strawberry), nuts.
    • Taste
      Powerful, hot but not too alcoholic. A pronounced rubbery taste, grilled marshmallow (a little ashen / smoky side?), And a trace of chocolate.
    • Finish
      Burnt rubber and gunpowder. Beautiful length.

  84. Fagge83 scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    Very good of course, this distillery is on a very high level at the moment. Balanced and complex.
    • Nose
      Wow, very aromatic with rum, raisins and coffee. There are also nuts and a little bit of smoke. Very complex and beautiful, in the same league as 'Revial'.
    • Taste
      Tangy and powerful, coffee and dark berries and black currants  here as well. Powerful.
    • Finish
      Very long. Nuts, a lot of coffee and liquorice

  85. QuarterCentury scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A 2011 release to fill a gap in the rapidly expanding Glendronach range

    and named for the Parliament of rooks that live in the trees near the

    distillery. A tasty combination of sherry matured whiskies, both Oloroso

    and PX, perfect for sherry-heads.

  86. christophe_carles scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  87. MARS scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Melted, very powerful, slightly acidic, very complex. Aromas of
    mocha, cake with rum, flan, coffee, red fruits (blackberry, blackcurrant and especially
    blueberries), nuts, dead leaves and a slight smoke and no
    badly precious wood.
    Palate: Acidulate, powerful to the point of being a little aggressive even with
    the addition of a little water and aeration. Always those coffee notes, mocha
    and precious woods.
    Final: Unsurprisingly, mocha, precious wood. But also, blueberries, nuts,
    fruit jellies. Very long.
    Comments: Gouted face to face with the 12/15 and 18 years OB.
    This version is darker than others of lower age.
    The oloroso dominates unless we add a little water. So mocha, a light
    fruity and anise sweets appear.
    We also gain a lot of aromatic power compared to versions
    preceding. I would have to try with an open bottle since
    a few months to see if the mouth is still so aggressive (it's very
    largely bearable but compared to other versions that m`a a little
    disturbs). Less good than in my memory of my first tasting in June.
    Impossible to know if these are the tasting conditions or the few
    months spent in neutral drums.
    89 // 100

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