Glendronach Cask Strength

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch 2
Vatting of Oloroso & Pedro Ximénez Casks
Number of bottles
55.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
02 May 2013 11:54 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 431.96

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach Cask Strength

61 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.23 points

  1. DramGoodLife scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Sulphur notes on first opening. Raisins, sultanas and mixed nuts. Chocolate powder and a little cinnamon spice.
      With time it turns to Christmas cake, the sticky dried fruit, marzipan, sweet and yummy.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Immediately hits with oak, it's on the darker side with caramel, burnt sugar and treacle. Some spice, black pepper tingling away followed up by oak and sulphur.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Finish is on oak turning to the bitter side and the pepper.
      Long finish and after taste

  2. tribe scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Was rounder and more elegant than Batch 3, especially in taste. Typical dronach flavors again
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. whisky_garage scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: Intense. Raisins, dried apricots, dried fruit compote, tropical fruits, light grassiness. Wild pear jam, monpacier, mints, tobacco motifs.

    Taste: Bright, sweet. Real dried fruit compote, tropical fruits, creaminess. Tea note, tobacco, apricot stone.

    Finish: Long lasting. Dried fruits, tobacco notes, milk chocolate, apricot pits.

    Conclusion: Calling this sample a sherry monster is probably impossible, but that does not mean that it is bad. Quite calm, comfortable and high quality sherry.

  4. Pyromann scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Very good whisky. Nicely balanced, harmonious taste and aroma. Pleasantly sweet but at the same time sharp sharp sherry affair.

    * I compared directly with the Benriach CS batch 2, which is not so complex, it is more straightforward, sharper and woodier. Both have a nice dose of sweetness in the scent and finish, Benriach CS maybe more in the finish.
    • Nose
      Sweetness after chocolate and sherry, spices. Prunes (certainly not as strong as in Gold Cock). There is certainly less roughness and more sweetness than Benriach CS.
    • Taste
      Beautifully smooth, full, sweet - sherry and overripe fruit. Nicely balanced, spice, pleasant woodiness. Complex, delicate. Compared to Benriach CS, this is not so pronounced.
    • Finish
      Spicy and woody. Sweeter, medium length.

  5. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    An oily and sherried dram. Had this in tandem with Batch 4 and found this must more well-balanced because the oak spice in this is not as overwhelming. Cooked fruits are certainly apparent on the palate. Not too sweet and not as sweet as the 21 Parliament. Finish is long with notes of dark chocolate

  6. mark-achterhoek scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. whiskyd scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Shoplink Moderator

    Ralfy review 409: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAFkvsOsEEk (89/100).

  9. EJS scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very carressing in the nose with a beautiful evolution. I had the order: red wine, milk chocolate, bourbon (for red fruits), dark chocolate, burnt wood, discreet orange peel, honey. It is chocolate that settles permanently. In the mouth, fluid, spicy, alcohol does not bang too hard. The finish, sweet and persistent at the same time, gives coffee first, and notes of porto then. With a little water, it's Speyside that emerges! The balanced balance between honey and spices! Enthusiasm 4/5


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