- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- 100% Matured in Sherry Casks
- Stated Age
- 15 years old
- Sherry Casks
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 21 Aug 2008 10:44 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 15-year-old
37 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.17 points
- Interesting how different modern bottlings are - in this case I would not even say that everything was better in the old days. Different, but not better. Tastes full of retro - I like the nose the best.
Covered strawberries, cardboard box, sour cucumber water, dusty loft, cherry jam, unshelled almonds, mild tobacco, honey, old leather jacket, rose water, orange juice, geranium leaves, restrained but extremely dense nose reminds me a bit of refill and old blends (could also have a grain proportion included - purely from the flavor profile)
Strawberry jam, mint, snuff, rose water, oak, nutmeg, furniture polish, palm wax shoe polish, leather, cedar, shaving cream, chocolate
very mild and soft - it takes more than a sip to generate a noticeable finish - then it is flattering and midlat
- An interesting old Glendronach. It's very powerful on the nose, after all it's not bad, I just wouldn't have expected this on the taste. But there is a completely different flavor than the later 15yo Revival version!
Old sherry, rum raisin, prune, antique skin, caramel, vegetables and a touch of spicy oak.
It's completely different from the nose. Bigger oak and malt, but thinner than the strong smell. Few fruits, dark chocolate, vegetables, negro candy and bitter herbals.
Medium length, bittersweet.
- Nose: My first thought: milk-based walnut ice cream, with a sour old spicy sherry note (which almost always reminds me of lovage). After some time in the glass, the harsh oak flavors can be identified, which leave me long stale black tea with some mint, tobacco and leather associate. The alcohol is not present in any degree, wonders at 40% vol. But also not. But the aroma is not weak due to the alcohol either. He is a flatterer and has something of everything, Nothing really stands out. With more oxygen, the walnut ice vanishes note; earthy wood tones and old vinous, spicy sour sherry go hand in hand. In between, some dark chocolate and nut nougat always flash out of the flavors. I like the nose very much! Taste: Soft, old and damn spicy, it comes over in the first sip. Barely sweet and relatively low in acidity, but a great deal of old sherry that reminds me of old leather couches, tobacco, black tea and cocoa. Perfect mouthfeel and exactly my case. He generally looks older in taste than he is. Nevertheless, I think 43% or 46% vol. would have been a little better. The second sip is also impressive with no alcohol, an acid-spike approach, but can not prevail against the spice's strong spiciness. The finish is bittersweet and long-lasting spicy and goes back into cocoa. The finish is medium I would say. In general, the flavors are just my case, but 40% are a bit weak. Conclusion: delicious. I can hardly say more about that. A little weak on the chest because of the 40% vol., But still the flavors I was hoping for. If he was not that bad now, I might get a bottle.
- A rich and smooth body.
Sweet, raisiny, sherry, balanced by polished oak and sweetish, fragrant peat smoke.
Oaky, Dry maltiness. Crunchy toffee. Buttery.
Liquorice-toffe, sherry notes.
- Good to drink with great swig, otherwise too light.
- F: dark gold, slightly greenish N: very weak and relaxing, sherry, fruits, some sulfur? G: body too light, taste too volatile - there is very little over there. A: alcoholic with only weak taste impressions. does not tolerate water
second attempt with "big sips": G: Sherry more intense, better - but still way too easy and not very interesting N: long - sweet - sherry, liquorice?