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Glendronach 1989

Overall rating
88.62/100
votes
83
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask - Batch 7
Vintage
30.11.1989
Bottled
10.2012
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximénez Sherry Puncheon
Casknumber
5475
Number of bottles
600
Strength
51.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
11 Oct 2012 2:21 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 370.37

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1989

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.62 points

  1. keizerjos scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The dark color predicts a lot of good. Putting your nose in the glass leads to an ominous phenomenon, as you see dark clouds on the horizon, full of threats but above all fascinating. I drink this after a Highland loafer that is a bit bland but not bad. This one is NOT BLUE, the nose yells at my olphactorius nerve, the first of the twelve cranial nerves. I can give a whole lecture about that, about that cranial nerve, which can arouse your fight-or-flight drive through rotten smell without the intervention of a meddling spine pumping directly into your brain.
    Anyway, Gledronach. Thunderous sherry bomb, bone dry, long finish, with an ABV of less than 52% already the somewhat viscous sticky molasses on your tongue. Licorice, chocolate, currants. Especially the fragrance is great, it continues to overwhelm. No flight response with this; there appears to be a pattern in the 20+ YO Glendronachs; they are sublime.

  2. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. trygvaldo scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Amsterdam did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Batch 7 contains the following bottles:    

    1972 cask 710      
    1989 cask 5475
    1991 cask 3183
    1992 cask 1123
    1994 cask 98

  5. Hare&Copper scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Dry. Dusty. Rum and raisin. Woody. 
    • Taste
      Dryish. Raisins. Coastal. Oak and menthol.
    • Finish
      Rubber. Medium long

  6. Thermidor scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    That surprising salmiak note I usually get only from Islay style peated whisky is what carries this to 89.

  7. DikkieD61 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Listed #7 22Y but did bought #9 23Y!

  8. alectron scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Single dram note. 2013_11:
    wet fresh oak, caramel, grassy, malty, faint rum.

  9. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    LMDW note:
    A very limited cuvée of a distillery more and more appreciated by the amateurs, Glendronach 1989 comes from a single cask, number 5475. Bottled without reduction, to its natural degree, it is marked on the nose by notes hazelnut, raisins and dark chocolate and on the palate notes of chocolate with orange, hazelnut, spices, honey and brown sugar.

  10. whiskas scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Producer`s NotesAppearance: Deep bronze-gold.

    Nose: An orchestra in full flow - hazelnuts, raisins and dark chocolate - in total harmony.
    Palate: Fabulous combination of chocolate orange, hazelnuts and spices, followed by an avalanche of honey and Demerara.

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