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Overall rating
89.77/100
votes
39
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1963
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
Green dumpy bottle, cream label
Bottled for
I. L. Ruffino, Pontassieve
Added on
16 Sep 2011 3:26 pm

Average value

€ 680,94

8 × in wishlist

39 × member ratings

46 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1963

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.77 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2017]  This is a great vintage, but I am sure bottle maturation did another great job to create such a magnificent dram.  I bought this bottle for 136 Euro in March, 2004.The nose is all about sweet fruits (oranges, apricots, peaches, quinces), some spices and a lot of this adorable old bottle flavour (which stands for complexity).  No sherry at all, so this is a "naked" old Glendronach.  Very interesting to explore the historic aromas profile of this excellent distillery.  Gentle arrival on the tongue with a bold, complex profile.  No water needed at all.  Very fruity again and all imbedded in a nice, mellow wooden structure.  Lots of different layers and waves of flavours charm your tastebuds.  A dram to test how many aromas you are able to recognise and differentiate. The finish is of medium length (at the first sip rather short, but after that it gets longer and longer) and on very pleasant wooden notes in addition to the fruits and spices.  Really delicious and it is simply unbelievable that this matured for 12 years only.  But back in the seventies distilleries often added some older casks to such batches to mellow the whisky - if they could not sell it for one of the few prestigious very old blends...

    One of the best Glendronach I have tasted so far (even better than most of the very old sherried ones)...
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    I liked the exotic fruits on the nose, the palate is more on herbs pepper and stone fruits, very enjoyable

  3. Coldorak scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Tasted during an Old & Rare event at Spirits of Speyside 2019, hosted by Jonny McMillan and The Whisky Shop Dufftown.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Great nose, red fruits, sherry, grape, madeira, apple and pear liquors, fermented fruits. So many layers.
    • Taste
      79 79
      A bit watery unfortunately, not at the same level as the nose. Strong presence of pears, and a light bitterness. A touch of metallic aftertaste, the "OBE" (Old Bottle Effect)
    • Finish
      82 82
      Rather short, on a light bitterness, wood and spices

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I liked the nose but the palate I had difficulty with because it had a metallic aftertaste (or something similar) at first,
    The palate did improve with time and increased in sweetness getting thick and chewy.

    Need to re taste this one so a provisional score at first
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Sonett scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet but vague nose of vanilla, apricot and peaches
    • Taste
      Taste as the nose, Vanilla, Apricots and peaches followed by soft spices and a hint of oak
    • Finish
      Rather short finish without surprises

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