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Glendronach Cask Strength

Overall rating
88.25/100
votes
546
Whiskybase ID
WB36056
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 2:35 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 599.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach Cask Strength

78 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.25 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Direct hit, exactly my thing! This powerful and voluminous Sherrymalt offers the full range of sherry flavors. Krischen, raisins, oranges, caramel, Toasted flavors, chocolate, spices and much more. This filling has a distinctive character for me and impresses with its power and abundance of aromas. A great Christmas malt, I like it very much!

    23/23/22/22 (90P)
    • Nose
      90 90
      Dark and intense sherry aromas stand out majestically from the premium snifter and exude their bewitching aroma from afar. Dark raisins and dates mingle with subtle roasted aromas, ripe oranges and black cherries mix to a powerful and spicy nose. Cinnamon powder trickles into creamy milk chocolate, honey drips on the raisins and dates. The cinnamon flavor is becoming more intense, the dark forest honey ends in a strong caramel note. Minimal sulfur appears from time to time, the dark berries harmonize very well with the sweet caramel and the extreme cinnamon note. The creamy milk chocolate invites me opulently to the first sip, my salivation is almost unbraked ...
    • Taste
      90 90
      Dark berries and fruit flatter the tongue at the first sip, spicy hints and creamy wood tones follow. Alcohol immediately becomes noticeable with a pleasant burning sensation on the tongue and between the lips. Spices mix with fruity orange and black cherries, the milk chocolate transforms over time into bitter dark chocolate. Cherries and currants dissolve, creamy caramel ends in an intense spicy note. The cinnamon aroma from the nose is also very present in the taste and tasty. Intensive and voluminous, this malt exudes its sheer irrepressible power and leaves its chubby warmth with Christmas spices and dark fruit flavors on the palate.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Warm and powerful, the dark sherry flavors rest on the tongue. Dark chocolate mixes with a handful of hazelnuts. Spicy wood tones and a touch of leather exude an interesting aroma, again a hint of sulfur rises. The sulfur aroma is almost unnoticeable after a few moments, but the pleasant sharpness is intensified again, as are the ripe cherries and the cinnamon aroma.

  2. 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...

  3. Thermidor scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    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.

  4. Archer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    To his credit you can hardly feel the 54.8%, it feels like 43-46% on the tongue. Otherwise he may not really want to decide between spiciness and dark fruits, in any case the two types of aroma are not really in harmony.
    (Fassstark.de taste experiment 2022)
    • Nose
      84 84
      Restrained, shy, initially revealing very few aromas. There are grapes and blackberries slowly working their way forward, chervil and thyme add a pleasant spiciness. Opens up more and more, but remains discreet and is not intrusive. Cocoa, malt, fresh raisin bread.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Dried dates and figs, raisin bread, raspberry chewing gum, some menthol. Mild start. Fresh leather, tobacco leaves.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Quite short and with a minty spiciness on the lips. Pepper, Sugar Beet Syrup, Malt.

  5. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    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

  6. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Notes from a blind tasting - Fassstark.de Taste Experiment 2022

    Really good, great nose, full mouthfeel. Water tickles the nose a little, but the mouth feels more like watering down - so be careful when adding water.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Beautiful and at the same time not overpowering sherry aromas. Hazelnuts, dark fruit compote of plums and cherries, old oak, brown sugar. Alcohol stings at first. Behind it a fresh note like herbal essence (thyme?). A few drops of water will loosen the fruit even more.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Strong mouthfeel, everything from the nose is there: dark fruit with plums and cherries, nuts, sparkling oak spice, white pepper. With the addition of water: milder and creamier, less oaky.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium length, tapering out nicely. Sweet compote, with an emphasis on oak notes towards the end, espresso, becoming dry on the tongue.

  7. Der_Schnappulierer scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Blind probe
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. Gloin scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Fantastic nose, even better taste, finish falls off a bit, but overall top class
    • Nose
      Raisin, nut, plum, tobacco, vanilla, oak, raspberry, fresh, lively, yet ripe
    • Taste
      Strong attack, then sweet, but also oak, wild berries, plums, vanilla, hardly any bitterness
    • Finish
      warm, oak, memory of the fruit

  9. lipphi scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

  10. rolabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

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