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Glendronach 08-year-old

Overall rating
89.89/100
votes
39
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Malt Whisky
Stated Age
08 years old
Strength
45.4 (gradi)
Size
750 ml
Label
Green Dumpy Bottle, Cream Label
Bottled for
I. L. Ruffino, Pontassieve
Added on
16 Sep 2011 3:15 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 465.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 08-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.89 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    I tried this bottling once before and my first impression was that it is rather artificially fruity but now this one is quite fresh and austere fruity, so not artificial at all.
    The variance of these 8yo old dumpy bottlings is very high and so you can have everything from a rather average old whisky up to an excellent fruit bomb.
    This one I tried from a freshly opened bottle and it is somewhere in the upper half of the possible bandwidth -
    really not bad
    • Nose
      90 90
      Lemon peel, pink grapefruit, honeydew, vanilla, spices, little metallic, some OBE, whiffs of smoke, old books, pretty austere - really not bad
    • Taste
      90 90
      Punchy, oily, fruity subtle sweetness, more lemon peel, more grapefruit, citrusy, little herbal, cigar tobacco, hints of peat, wet hay, little leafy and grassy - pretty good
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium long, warm, more zesty, herbal, peaty

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    BEautiful obe, herbs, toffee some yellow fruits, varnish, very nice.

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    This is really surprising - in a blind tasting I would guess that this is some apricot liquor from Valais which is a canton in southern Switzerland famous for their fruity spirits. I have never tasted a whisky like this and actually it doesn't taste like whisky - even though I like this kind of spirits it's suspicious to me...
    • Nose
      85 85
      Intense apricot jam, beeswax, also some hints of green fruits and green apples, notes of glue and solvent
    • Taste
      84 84
      Oily, fruity, quite some sweetness, again apricots galore, overripe fruits, fragrant, little soapy notes - almost a bit artificial
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium long, sweet

  4. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The thing is absolutely beautiful.
    Sour apples, wax and polish ...
    Long finish ...
    Good balance.

  5. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Balance (22)
    Excellent result for 8 yo Not rich in nuances (I think it was a little exhausted in a bottle over time), but the grapefruit theme caught me. (89)
    Go
    • Nose
      Glue, brilliant green and grass ... lots of grapefruit and wax ... dusty cardboard ... sea buckthorn on the farm (22.5)
      Go
    • Taste
      Liquid grapefruit and nettle with fir cone (22.5)
      Go
    • Finish
      Spices and citrus, wax and wood (22)
      Go

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