- 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
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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach Octarine
20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.42 points
- Tasting Notes:
- 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.
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.
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!
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.
- Very decent for this age and price.
Milk chocolate, vanilla, Christmas cake, lemon and orange peels, some nuts.
Very light and sweet. Not too complex but very enjoyable. Chocolate, toffee, vanilla and a fruity punch of citrus and berries.
Medium long, delicate, a slight spiciness with a fruity side dominating.
- A typical Glendronach, albeit fresher and more fruity than others through its youth.
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.
Young and juicy. Fresh citrus and berries, then malt, chocolate and honey, oak is added. Again the vanilla-ginger-mix with Butterscotch.
Mitellang, dark chocolate and caramel.
- For the price and the age really delicious (3+)
Sherry and something metallic, dark fruits.
Again sherry and grapes, a bit impetuous and not quite balanced.
Long and warm.
- 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
- 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.