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Overall rating
83.79/100
votes
42
Whiskybase ID
WB32883
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whisky Import Nederland (WIN)
Bottling serie
Single Cask Highland Loon
Vintage
26.07.2002
Bottled
04.05.2012
Stated Age
09 years old
Casknumber
769
Number of bottles
310
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LF80384
Barcode
5060088794357
Bottled for
De wereld van dranken
Market
nl Netherlands
Added on
18 may 2012 3:03 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 129.95

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42 × member ratings

68 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 2002 WIN

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.79 points

  1. Tomek scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: very fruity (although there is a noticeable spirit in the background), unripe pineapple, white hard candy, vanilla, green apples, citrus-forest
    Taste: quite colorless, highly alcoholic, the fruit tries to stand out (but they fail), maybe a little rotten, stale apples
    Finish: bitter, unpleasant, cardboard
    Grade: 2

  2. keizerjos scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    1/3 Smell: Overripe fruit stable on the market. In the sun. Strong tea. Taste: Sharp start - and that will continue for a while. The wood and sherry of the older Dronachs is already there - but only faintly and in the distance. The aftertaste is creamy after a while. Then, even later, dark chocolate. I believe this, 9 years old or not, was bottled too young. It is a Single cask, had just left it alone. The smell is nice but the taste is sharp and unbalanced. I think Jacoba Ed gives it 83, a fair score.
    2/3 Smells great. (after 2 beers first whisky).
    Taste quite good now, indeed sharp. Tobacco in the rim, wood (very late: the wood from the glenlivet 15), old - a bit stale. I'm less critical than the first time, but more time would have done well. Now sharp and looking for balance.
    3/3 Powerful aroma of cocoa and coffee this time, after a Bowmore. In the taste again a lot of varied fruit. What an excellent drink. Not so much wood, indeed. The 43% might also have liked a little higher, then it might have been a bit more confident.

  3. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Nice to have tried an independent Glendronach. You don't see that quite often. Also GD is known for their great sherry maturations, which are available widely, so it's fun to be able to taste a Bourbon maturation as well. It tells you a little bit more about their spirit character. I wouldn't buy a bottle though. I guess I understand now why they choose sherry maturations mainly. It just seems to fit better with the character of the spirit.
    • Nose
      It's fresh and pleasant. Fresh wood influences and clear hints of the bourbon wood. It's also a bit dull and closed unfortunately. Somewhere in the back tropical fruits are there to be detected. A hint of coconut and grapefruits. Not bad but it could have been better. Water doesn't seem to solve the closed problem. It turns a wee bit more fresh but that's about it. Fresh lemon grass I'd say.
    • Taste
      Sweet, soft, oily. loads of vanilla and also some mild spices. Turns out a little edgy after a while. nothing to worry about but the taste is actually also a bit closed like with the nose. It is indeed a bit shy. With water it gets a wee bit more sweet.
    • Finish
      At first it appears to be short. It dissolves quite fast, but then mild and sweet spices and tropical fruit come back at you with a also hint of wood. So it gives a medium length after all. I like the finish the most. This is very pleasant.

  4. Davidveen scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Defeatless scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nose:

    A little closed nose. This one gives some shy bourbon cask influences, so it is some vanilla and some toffee. But it feels a bit closed.

    Taste:

    Sweet and mellow. Burst of vanilla, toffee and caramel. 

    Body:

    Soft and smooth

    Finish:

    Medium-long length. Again sweet and a little pleasing sour. With the caramel and wood influences clearly rolling over.

    Price:

    Don't know, this was a sample retrieved from a GD tasting.

    Presentation:

    Don't know, this was a sample retrieved from a GD tasting.Comments:

    Nice drinkable GD. Sad the modern prices are insane!
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      wood, pickles, citrus, honey, peach, banana, kiwi, straw
    • Taste
      vanilla, wood, sweets, peach, pepper, oily, wax, brown sugar

  7. Rien scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. rpvdwel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. RenédeLeede scored this whisky 81 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  10. Daan Tje scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  11. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  12. squaadgras scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  13. André scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    nice fresh summer whisky. I think this could have been a great one, if it were cask strenght

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