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Overall rating
88.97/100
votes
64
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
08.11.1995
Bottled
03.2013
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximénez Sherry Puncheon
Casknumber
4682
Number of bottles
631
Strength
56.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
The Whisky Exchange
Added on
18 Mar 2013 12:55 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 81,00

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1995

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.97 points

  1. Waykid scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Serge 27.5.2013: http://www.whiskyfun.com/archivemay13-2.html#270513

    Clearly on quite another opinion on this than me.

  2. Waykid scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    It is pleasant enough but lacks the consistency for the potential of true greatness. There is some kind of immaturity in it and an over-sweetness/over-dryness in it. There are way better same era SC-expressions at Glendro that I have tasted. The only problem are the current prices: im willing to take the odds with a 70-80€ bottle but not so much with twice the price... Quite in the same opinion with Chano, there are inconsistencies, off-balances and strangely young sherry notes: in my experience it would make sense that it was finished with an overcoat. I went through the whole bottle but could not find a really balanced sweet-spot.
    • Nose
      Some wet gravel & stone without water: seems totally closed. With some water and time: birch sap, dark chocolate, rumraisin, maple syrup. A tarty and fresh red apple. Some chalk. Lime with raw cane sugar. Toffee. Strong herbal, rather dry and salty sherry. Also some forest-bed with the moss. Thyme.
    • Taste
      Sweet syrup, red apple, grainy, soft and sweet citrus as of tangerine and orange. Cumin, basil, coriander, rosé-pepper. A really sturdy sweet sherry, so strong that it is a bit too much. Thyme. Lime-peel and a very strong sherryish date, raisin and leather.
    • Finish
      Very sweet: syrup, rowan-candy. Long and strong.

  3. Zumbar scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Chano scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    I get the impression this whisky had a finish on a first fill PX cask for a couple of years. That is a shame because I really love that old tobacco-leather notes most sherried whisky at this age has.

    People will probably disagree with me :-)
    • Nose
      Dark bitter chocolat and fresh sweet sherry. With water more green herpes - mostly mint and sage. In the background is dark berries tea that has brewed too long. Maybe a bit vinous??
    • Taste
      Definitely vinous sherry. Strange the 17 years haven't got rid of it. Also sweet. Like molasses... and some malty notes too. 

      Dried apricot, orange peel and seethed fresh tomatoes, peppers (that's right!)
    • Finish
      Ends in bitter chokolat and coffee.

  5. cavalier66 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Heavy PX notes immediately apparent.  Sweet rum and raisins on the nose. Dark chocolate. With water, initial expansion of the above, some lemon verbena notes creep in.  Make no mistake, this is a high quality sherry monster. but overall just a little too "sickly sweet" sherry for my tastes - oloroso is my preference for Glendronach single casks.   

  6. alectron scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Single dram note. 2013_11:
    sherry, raisins & some rum.

  7. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Producer`s Notes:

    Appearance: Rich polished mahogany.Nose: Fantastic depth. Chocolate, toffee and rum-raisins combine with crisp autumn fruits.Palate: A robust depth of luscious sherry gives rich, chocolate-fudge zested with orange marmalade. Ripe plums and spiced stewed apples bring a crisp balance in the long, traditional-style finish.

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