Glendronach Cask Strength

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch 1
Vatting of Oloroso & Pedro Ximenez Casks
Number of bottles
54.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
04 Oct 2012 2:35 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 345.81

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach Cask Strength

68 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.28 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. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  3. 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...

  4. 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.

  5. Erik1908 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This is simply an example of why I love Glendronach so much.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Beautiful, beautiful sherry nose, in combination with raisins and exotic fruit. A few drops of water makes it even more intense. This you want to smell all night by keeping the nose above the glass.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Full power. Another few drops of water calm things down. What is left is a great combination of sherry, spices and exotic fruit.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Very long finish! Spices overrule fruit and sherry flavors.

      Unfortunately only a sample and I have to leave it with that. A price of close to 200 Euro or even more is just not worth it.

  6. MacEllink scored this whisky 100 points Newbie

    Topper, unfortunately very rare

  7. MacEllink scored this whisky 100 points Newbie

    Perfect wiskey, Batch 1-2 and 3 are the best

  8. ezioaudit scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

  9. ezioaudit scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    good thing
    • Nose
      91 91
      At first, a very restrained nose, even in a blender glass there was a straightforward sherry, without special shades and variety. After about an hour, he finally began to play with a certain palette of ripe plums, dark chocolate, mint and herbal tea
    • Taste
      89 89
      the taste is not that thin, but rather fluid, flowing, chocolate and tobacco
    • Finish
      88 88
      at the finish, the dark chocolate starts to get very bitter


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