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Glendronach 15-year-old

Overall rating
85.97/100
votes
262
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
100% Matured in Sherry Casks
Bottled
00's
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LK94408
Barcode
5010093562014
Added on
21 Aug 2008 10:44 pm

Average value

€ 304.81

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 15-year-old

37 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.97 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      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)
    • Taste
      Strawberry jam, mint, snuff, rose water, oak, nutmeg, furniture polish, palm wax shoe polish, leather, cedar, shaving cream, chocolate
    • Finish
      very mild and soft - it takes more than a sip to generate a noticeable finish - then it is flattering and midlat

  3. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    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!
    • Nose
      Old sherry, rum raisin, prune, antique skin, caramel, vegetables and a touch of spicy oak.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Medium length, bittersweet.

  4. Vince' scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    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.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Allandale scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A rich and smooth body.
    • Nose
      Sweet, raisiny, sherry, balanced by polished oak and sweetish, fragrant peat smoke.
    • Taste
      Oaky, Dry maltiness. Crunchy toffee. Buttery.
    • Finish
      Liquorice-toffe, sherry notes.

  6. Mimoo21 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. Arno Pelgrim scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Sir Ardbeg scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Good to drink with great swig, otherwise too light.

  9. helmutgw scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    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?
    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

  10. Maurice_casqueteer scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

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