Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
08 years old
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
27 Oct 2011 6:28 am

Average value

€ 150.00

22 × in wishlist

149 × member ratings

293 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach Octarine

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.42 points

  1. Pilatus did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

  2. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:


  3. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A rich and complex dram. Not a sherry monster as one would expect as the
    bourbon casks bring in some clean and light notes of creamy vanilla,
    toffee and butterscotch which lift the mood. An excellent example of a
    savoury whisky with a stunning balance. Appears to be much older than
    just eight years. A lovely start into the large GlenDronach whisky
    range, wonderful quaffable, simply great. Unfortunately, this beauty is
    no longer part of the distillery's current portfolio.

    • Nose
      Very pleasant and rich on the nose with dark cherries, rum soaked
      raisins, orange zest and lingering sherry flavours. Creamy custard
      arrives with toffee and butterscotch notes. There's gentle spice in the
      back with oak, a hint of wood polish and cinnamon.
    • Taste
      Sherry and dried dark fruit - dates and raisins in particular - are
      present in abundance. Rich and creamy with delicate toffee and lingering
      vanilla. This is followed by a lovely spicy touch of oak, nutmeg and
      cinnamon. Dark chocolate coated oranges emerge with a delicate whiff of
      marzipan and walnuts in the back. Delicious!
    • Finish
      A medium long, sweet and warm finish. Very mouth-coating with dark dried
      fruit and buttery toffee. Turns into slightly bitter flavours of black
      tea, dark chocolate, nutmeg and lingering oak spice with delicate

      WITH WATER: Water tames the sweetness, lightening up the
      flavours with the bourbon influence coming to the fore. There's
      increased spiciness and earthy notes on the tongue with more alcohol
      coming through. But still rich, intense and quite lively. The finish is
      medium long, warm and fruity with prickling oak spice.

  5. p4blo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Very decent for this age and price.
    • Nose
      Milk chocolate, vanilla, Christmas cake, lemon and orange peels, some nuts.
    • Taste
      Very light and sweet. Not too complex but very enjoyable. Chocolate, toffee, vanilla and a fruity punch of citrus and berries.
    • Finish
      Medium long, delicate, a slight spiciness with a fruity side dominating.

  6. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A typical Glendronach, albeit fresher and more fruity than others through its youth.
    • Nose
      Fruity and sweet, lemon, apricot, peach, dark berries. But malty with hints of honey and almond. Fine oak in the background. The alcohol is noticeable. Likewise a light, Glendronach-typical vanilla-ginger note.
    • Taste
      Young and juicy. Fresh citrus and berries, then malt, chocolate and honey, oak is added. Again the vanilla-ginger-mix with Butterscotch.
    • Finish
      Mitellang, dark chocolate and caramel.

  7. smaeksle did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    For the price and the age really delicious (3+)
    • Nose
      Sherry and something metallic, dark fruits.
    • Taste
      Again sherry and grapes, a bit impetuous and not quite balanced.
    • Finish
      Long and warm.

  8. Fortuna scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    Probably the most fruity whisky ive tried to date the only whiske that equals this one in fruity notes is the Glendronach 14 years old Sauterne finish however this whisky has a fruityness better suited for christmas while the sauterne finish is a fresh and floral early spring/summer whisky, hints of marcipan are stronger here as well as the hints of oranges vanilla, caramel, and chocolate
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. WhiskyOss scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    For it's young age this truely is a lovely whisky! Only the body shows the age but nose, taste and finish compensate that very well.

    Very good value for the money.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      87 87


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