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Glendronach 33-year-old

Overall rating 147 votes 90.56
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
33 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
15 Aug 2007 10:00 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Member rates

237 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

All versions

Nose 23
Taste 22
Finish 22
Balance 22

Tastingtags

34 Notes

AAA
Expert Senior AAA Review note
17 Mar 2017 12:46 am
AAA gave this whisky 93 points
Weighted Rate
92.6
Nose
92
Initial taste
94
Body
93
Finish
92
Price
90
Presentation
94
Kenn
Member Senior Kenn Note
12 Mar 2017 5:20 pm

whiskyauction.com 03-2017 €655

Kenn
Member Senior Kenn Note
05 May 2016 8:55 pm
Kenn
Member Senior Kenn Note
24 Apr 2016 7:45 pm

www.whiskyauction.com

07-2015 €625 01-2016 €645

05-2016 €550 + €570

09-2016 €893

10-2016 €720 + €750

10-2016 €671

02-2017 €710

mds51
Connoisseur mds51 Tasting note
12 Oct 2015 10:40 am
mds51 gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Mahogany
Nose

kräftiger, voller, alter Sherry.

Eiche, dunkle Kirschen (evtl. Rumkirschen), Orangen, Zartbitterschokolade (viel Kakao, aber auch einen Hauch Süße), Pflaumenkompott, Sternanis, getrocknete Feigen.
Taste

Sherry, deutliche Eichennote (aber nicht unangenehm), Bitterkeit (auch noch angenhem, ist aber Geschmackssache, denke ich), schwarzer Tee (Earl Grey?), dunkle Schokolade, Orangen, Ahornsirup.

Finish

ziemlich kurz mit leicht bitterer Eicehnnote, die sich im Mundraum absetzt. Trocken mit einem Hauch von dunkler Schokolade.

Comments

Meiner Meinung anch weniger Komplex als der 21jährige Parliament. Der Abgang ist definitiv enttäuschend.


Ansonsten, wie es die Farbe schon vermuten lässt, eine Sherry-Bombe.
Preislich gehen (590€ im Oktober 2015) leider keine Empfehlung, dafür hat er mich nicht genug überzeugt.

Alles in Allem aber ein guter Single Malt. Erste Wertung 88/100. Werde ihn zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt aber noch einmal verkosten, mal sehen wie meine Meinung dann ausfällt.
Whisky-Connaisseur
Expert Senior Whisky-Connaisseur Tasting note
11 Aug 2015 5:12 pm
Color
Mahogany
Nose

Oh my god, a lot of things are going on here. Very complex and rich with lots of old sherry, huge notes of dark ripe fruits, cherries and dates lying on a bed of spices derived from oak and cedarwood. Needs time to develop its full flavour spectrum. Changes to marzipan and leathery notes while breathing.

Taste

Meaty and spicy. Less sherry notes than one would expect from the nose. Instead cedarwood and spices (oregano?) are dominating here, followed by some sherry and marzipan. Somewhat bitter in the end like cold strong black tea.

Finish

A medium long and dry finish. Spices, dark chocolate and nutty flavours.

WITH WATER: Water would kill that one.

Comments

This is a malt to appreciate in an old brown leather chair in front of an open fire listening to classic music. The GlenDronach 33yo definitely needs time to develop and becomes rich, round and big. Old style malt you can appreciate all night long. Filled at higher strength might have beaten everything though.

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joho
Specialist joho Note
26 Jul 2015 12:17 am

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GlenSikkes
Connoisseur GlenSikkes Tasting note
22 Jan 2015 7:18 pm
Color
Mahogany
Nose

Pronounced and sweet. Huge and aromatic with a combination of sweet stewed fruits, nuts and chocolate fondant. Alluring.

Taste

This displays real elegance and exudes class. A myriad of spiced fruits drizzled in bitter chocolate sauce. This fronts a second wave of flavours including walnut cake and mocha. Rich and unctuous to the core. An alcoholic liquid dessert.

Finish

A masterful dram which pleases the most jaded of palates. Fantastic stuff!

Comments

The GlenDronach 33 year old is regarded by many as one of the distilleries greatest releases. Matured in the finest Spanish Oloroso sherry casks, this exquisite malt scored 88/100 in the 2008 malt maniac awards and was described by Jim Murray as a 'Golden nugget of a dram'. This sublime whisky is not to be missed.

Tasting Notes and Comments by GlenDronach

spoiled ape 4 life
addyhd
Connoisseur addyhd Review note
27 Dec 2014 1:23 am
addyhd gave this whisky 90 points

Such a pitty this W is not on a higher ABV . Price rating on original retail price , not on secondairy marketprice .

Weighted Rate
89.6
Nose
92
Initial taste
89
Body
88
Finish
89
Price
90
Presentation
90
I'd rather have a full bottle in front of me, than a full frontal lobotomy.
Sonett
Connoisseur Sonett Review note
20 Nov 2014 7:45 pm
Sonett gave this whisky 92 points
Weighted Rate
92.2
Nose
93
Initial taste
94
Body
92
Finish
93
Price
85
Presentation
93
Sonett

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