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Glendronach Cask Strength

Overall rating 445 votes 88.19
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

Tastingtags

47 Notes

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.

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.

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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matts
Expert Senior matts Tasting note
17 Jan 2016 6:05 pm
matts gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Russetmuscat
Nose

Komplexes Sherry Aroma. Kandierte Früchte, Rosinen, Orangenschalen und etwas Honig. Vielschichtig und sehr angenehm. Der Alkohol ist sehr gut eingebunden und hintergründig kommt eine schöne Vanillenote der Eiche durch.

Taste

Sherry, Pflaumen, dunkle Schokolade, Rosinen. Anfänglich mit Biss und danach mit schöner, zunehmender Süße.

Finish

Mittellang bis lang. Es bleibt Wärme und ein wunderbar in dunkle Frucht- und Trockenfruchtnoten eingebundener, samtener Holzgeschmack. Trocken und ein wenig adstringierend. Das Wein-Pendant wäre für mich ein guter trockener Chianti.

Comments

Ein sehr schöner komplexer, ungetorfter Sherry-Whisky mit einem tollen trockenen, weichen Finish.

Whisky-Connaisseur
Expert Senior Whisky-Connaisseur Tasting note
12 Jan 2016 7:56 pm
Color
Russetmuscat
Nose

A rich nose with huge notes of dried fruits, dates, and raisins. Lingering flavours of butterscotch arrive, combined with chocolate, caramelised ginger, orange peel, subtle cinnamon and a delicate touch of walnuts as well. Deep and very appealing.

Taste

Bold and intense. Very sweet on the palate with delicious sherry-derived flavours, dates and raisins. Sweet notes of caramel and demerara sugar are very well balanced with slightly bitter aromas of orange peel and pink grapefruit. Creamy, even silky with chocolate and a lovely spiciness derived from oak, white pepper, ginger and nutmeg. Absolutely delicious.

Finish

A wonderfully long and sweet finish with rum-coated raisins, cocoa powder and delicate walnut notes, with a whiff of cardamom in the aftertaste. Great balance.

WITH WATER: Water increases the creaminess on the nose with more spices, and additional tobacco leaves and tender leathery notes coming through. On the palate more bitter notes of pink grapefruit and orange peel arrive which work quite well with the sweet and spicy profile. The finish is a bit shorter with warm and vibrant spices. Very pleasant and slowly fading nutty flavours.

Comments

The very first batch of GlenDronach's Cask Strength range is rich, intense and full of flavour with an impressive balance. A wonderful whisky with lovely notes of sherry, raisins, caramel, chocolate and spice. A delightful dram with incredible depth. Another perfect expression of the unique GlenDronach character.

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Maltbehr64
Expert Senior Maltbehr64 Review note
20 Dec 2015 10:42 pm
Maltbehr64 gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
89.8
Nose
92
Initial taste
90
Body
90
Finish
91
Price
85
Presentation
87
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