Glendronach 1978

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask - Batch 6
Stated Age
33 years old
Oloroso Sherry Puncheon
Number of bottles
52.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
26 May 2012 12:07 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 3391,28

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1978

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.00 points

  1. Amsterdam scored this whisky 92 points Specialist

    Batch 6 contains the following bottles:

    1971 cask 1247 
    1978 cask 1068 
    1989 cask 4885 
    1990 cask 2966 
    1993 cask 536    

  2. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    01-2018 € 900,00

  3. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Whiskyauction.com 09-2017 €1205

  4. Hare&Copper scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Dark chocolate. Sweet. Strawberry. Vanilla. Fruity. Oak. 
    • Taste
      Ginger. Dark chocolate. Big sherry. Vanilla. Pepper. 
    • Finish
      Medium long.

  5. wekke did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

    Huge deep, dark sherry notes on the nose. Hints of rancio, Armagnac,
    plum brandy and tangy damsons. Pepper and butterscotch build.
    Palate: A mix of truffle oil and intense walnut notes, a coffee/caramel note develops, alongside juicy chocolate malt and port wine.
    Finish: Berry fruits and spice. Very, very long.

  6. Maczet scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      95 95

  7. numen scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Ah, something of a classic sherry bomb. I really enjoyed this, and
    appreciated the very fine balance between the fruit and the more bitter
    coffee elements usually found in the older sherried whiskies. It wasn't
    terribly complicated, which is the bigger knock on it, but it does what
    it does very well. What can I say? I love sherry-bombs. Or ones like
    this, at least.
    • Nose
      Very thick and heavily layered. It's brown-red sherry, raisiny, figs,
      and dates. It had a cinnamon and nutty quality that reminded me a bit of
      some Spanish brandies, though not quite as sweet, and it had just the
      lightest touch of clean salt. A hint of soft oak in the background,
      almost like the 'sawdusty' wood in a bourbon. Eventually the 'red'
      elements come out with cherries and other berries. Fine, rich coffee and
      creme du menthe as well. (with water) Sweeter, fine rich bourbon with
      vanilla - ultimately turns to more direct coffee grinds, cherries, cocoa
      powder, and typical sherry fruit. Soft wood. Grains of sea salt on a
      chocolate/cherry frosting cake.
    • Taste
      Thick and deliciously sweet and bitter at the same time. Nuts, honey,
      sherry, gradually giving way to Turkish coffee with drop of cherry
      liqueur. Burned sugar (sans the sweetness) - more coffee. Bitter, but
      rich and superb date extract. (with water) Thinner on the palate, and
      the sweetness and fruit have more or less faded away. Mainly the drying
      off-sweet coffee bitterness. Honey+cherry pit residue from the press
      (cherry pomace?)
    • Finish
      My notes here are awful "More of the same. Elegant and well-sherried."

  8. whiskas did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Producer`s Notes
    Apprearance: Sparkling and deep, rich, ruby-red mahogany.
    Nose: An orchestra of spices, raisins and coffee, with undertones of barley cereal.
    Palate: Initially an explosion of honey, vanilla and Demerara sugar, followed by
    a cascade of dark chocolate, spices, coffee and raisins.


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