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Glendronach Cask Strength

Overall rating 450 votes 88.18
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch 1
Bottled
2012
Casktype
Vatting of Oloroso & Pedro Ximenez Casks
Number of bottles
12000
Strength
54.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LF11303
Barcode
5060088795101
Added on
04 Oct 2012 2:28 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 151.10

1 bottle available

Lowest price on Market: € 150.00

Buy in Market

Tastingtags

50 Notes

Thermidor
Expert Senior Thermidor Tasting note
12 May 2016 12:24 pm
Thermidor gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Auburn
Nose
Based on sampling at a friend's. The sherry's heavier than in 12,15 or 18yo OBs, and covers the alcohol very well even when nosing it undiluted. The smell is deeper than A'bunadh's, and I'd guess this is a PX cask [not entirely correct, turns out it's a vatting of Oloroso and PX]. Nosed neat: A bit of nail polish, not much wood, dates, sugar and something a bit fatty which I guess will round out with water. Neat it's just too punchy so I'll add 2 teaspoons of water. Now there's the smell of fresh paint from a metal can followed by a bit of dough, wet clay, and for some odd reason I'm reminded of the smell of unwrapping the kind of a hamburger you'd get from a grill stand at 4am. It is a very good nose, very even and well defined.
Taste
This one can and should take a lot of water. It's a total waste as long as the mouth stays vicious and burning but water opens it up. And what a body it is now: soft, but neither slick nor silky. Rather it's like plush on tongue and very, very juicy. Dark chocolate, liquorice and a good dose of sherry in a very condensed, powerful hit.
Finish

Delightfully lasting and full compared to Glendronach 12,15, 18 or 21. The way it lingers is very satisfying.

Comments

In my opinion more impressive than Batch 2. Not as good as the best single casks but still deserves recognition as a high quality malt.

whiskycuse
Expert Junior whiskycuse Note
27 Jul 2017 1:50 pm
whiskycuse gave this whisky 88 points
hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Note
03 Jul 2017 11:38 am
hs305 gave this whisky 88 points

[March, 2013]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 52 Euro in February, 2013.

In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5.  My notes state a perfect modern style sherried dram with no flaws.  Very quaffable...

There is no accounting for taste...
MVDW
Newbie MVDW Review note
28 Jun 2017 3:19 pm
MVDW gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87.2
Nose
84
Initial taste
90
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
90
Presentation
82
OlivierSegers
Expert Junior OlivierSegers Review note
23 May 2017 9:20 pm
OlivierSegers gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.8
Nose
85
Initial taste
88
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
85
Presentation
85
mark-achterhoek
Member Senior mark-achterhoek Review note
08 Feb 2017 4:13 pm
mark-achterhoek gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
87.5
Nose
87
Initial taste
88
Body
90
Finish
86
Price
82
Presentation
91
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Hare&Copper
Expert Senior Hare&Copper Tasting note
29 Aug 2016 11:45 am
Hare&Copper gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose

Butterscoth. Grain. Vanilla. Banana. Cheesecake. Oloroso sherry. 

Taste

Caramel. Toffee. Honey. Simple but nice. Not too much wood.

Finish

Medium long.

Comments
Waykid
Expert Junior Waykid Tasting note
26 Jul 2016 10:06 am
Waykid gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Rowan jam, arrack-punch, raisins, dates, some cherries and chocolate-fudge.

Taste

Sweet and luscious, toffee, cherries, something parfumy, stingy-sweet and sour. Very nice.

Finish

Middle long and sweet with fruity toffee.

Comments

This is quite okay, though I like the heavily sherried single casks much more.

Goethe
Expert Senior Goethe Tasting note
17 Apr 2016 8:17 pm
Goethe gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Auburn
Nose
Sherry, dried glue, hazelnut, orange zest, dates, sugar candy, plums, chocolate, dried fruits.

Taste

Sweet sherry, rasins, plums, sugar candy, orange zest.

Finish

Medium to long. Sherry, dry, gingerbread.

Comments
Great job on this CS Glendronach. The pallet is telling you about it's age when you are accustomed to older CS versions. Nevertheless quite a good job.
Concerning price/performance ratio: 8/10 (2016)
mer1973
Expert Senior mer1973 Review note
02 Mar 2016 4:35 pm
mer1973 gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
87.6
Nose
88
Initial taste
88
Body
87
Finish
87
Price
88
Presentation
88
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