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Glendronach Cask Strength

Overall rating
88.24/100
votes
476
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

€ 177,70

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach Cask Strength

54 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.24 points

  1. DenisL scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Balance sheet (22)
    Very cool! (90)
    The
    • Nose
      Leather, peel, lacquer and mint candy ... licorice ... exotic fruits ... pastry with orange (23)
      The
    • Taste
      Spicy, creamy ... dried fruits and skin (23)
      The
    • Finish
      Finish is long, warm ... a tree and a drop of varnish ... tobacco ... dried fruits and a wine bone ... orange and pepper (22)
      The

  2. Thermidor scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • 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.

  3. wisekycourse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    1st bath of this young whisky which imposes by its rather pronounced scents and invigorating!
    the sherry is much less put forward, we feel a little glue, peppery spices, dust and cooked mandarin.
    • Nose
      less roundness, rather rough form with dried fruits, walls and confits, but not candied, it is thinner, after a bit bitter coffee, a little malt, wood quite dry and strong! vanilla in return.

  4. Calmar scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A magnificent sample of whisky, amazing aroma and taste, perfect balance, pronounced character, sane price - must have. Unfortunately, the batch 2 did not support the high bar, so if there is an opportunity - do not miss it.
    • Nose
      A powerful wave of sweet dried fruits - raisins, dried apricots, lemon peels, mint, fragrant pipe tobacco, even more likely a wooden box in which were stored different types of tobacco and their smells mixed with the smell of wood, chocolate. A beautiful kaleidoscope of smells, then one other fragrance comes to the fore, replaces each other, strengthens, fades away, everything is very concentrated, the strength is felt, but it does not interfere, but as it emphasizes the power - you can enjoy it for a very long time. Excellent.
    • Taste
      Bitterness of oak, grapefruit crust with sweetness of dried fruits (raisins prevails), powerfully, together, great, there is no desire to disassemble and analyze the components, you just want to enjoy, a wonderful balance, an ideal fortress.
    • Finish
      Continuation of taste, bitter and sweet symphony of dried fruits and oak, light pepper / ginger, creamy toffee, boiled condensed milk, long, pleasantly refreshing.

  5. HunterRomario scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    These are notes from the blind test, which was prepared by Senoy at this year's Whisky Festival. It gives him great thanks for the excellent tasting. My second tasting of this whisky has gone well for a few years.
    • Nose
      The smell is heavy, a lot of sherry. Fencing (that would affect PX?). Spices, chocolate. Sharpness of alcohol, pungency, a little windy, pancakes and figs. (93 b)
    • Taste
      Very sweet, full, strong. Dried plums. Figs, dates. Sweet spicy, a lot of cinnamon. Overall, this is a great whisky. (93 b)
    • Finish
      Alcohol is about 55%. It looks like Scotland, the area I'd give Highland, probably a single cask series from GlenDronach, age would guess 22 yo. Maximum, if it's a catch, it could still be Amrut Spectrum.

  6. whiskycuse scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2013/01/14/glendronach-cask-strength-batch-1-ob-2012/

  7. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [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...

  8. MVDW scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. mark-achterhoek scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

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