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Glendronach Cask Strength

Overall rating 355 votes 87.29
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch 2
Bottled
25.04.2013
Casktype
Vatting of Oloroso & Pedro Ximénez Casks
Number of bottles
16500
Strength
55.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LG30320
Barcode
5060088796009
Added on
02 May 2013 11:18 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 131,30

4 bottles available

Lowest price on Market: € 99,00

Buy in Market

Tastingtags

49 Notes

mer1973
Expert Senior mer1973 Review note
14 Jun 2017 7:14 pm
mer1973 gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
87.8
Nose
88
Initial taste
88
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
87
Presentation
87
fgg
Expert Junior fgg Review note
25 Apr 2017 8:57 am
fgg gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
85.4
Nose
87
Initial taste
84
Body
84
Finish
87
Price
82
Presentation
88
jazzpianofingers
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers Note
15 Apr 2017 2:18 pm
jazzpianofingers gave this whisky 89 points

This bottle I opened around a year ago and these were my tasting notes for the first few months of it’s custody:


N: Leather, raisins, teak garden furniture, something smokey?

T: A malty, estery and grassy sherry number moving fresher/grassier with aniseed>lemon grass. A few months down the road we’ve banana candy & banana liqueur alongside the bitter-sweet oak and CS spirit, both contributing equally to a big, focus-intense experience.

F: Toffee, aniseed, Butterkist popcorn and more aniseed>fresh liquorice, finishing with a bitter-vanilla ice-cream.

C: A modern NAS malt that really brings out the ‘old skool’, in a modern way – ‘Retronach’. It took a while to grow on me/open up but its no less that 88 points – same score as batch 3 WB.



[Many moons later] Final reflection


N: Even the dregs are powerful and resinous right till the last with dry oak tannins [from youthful casks] to the fore. It’s a sweet & nutty one and very bourbon-ey now – where’s the PX and oloroso gone? Then again, this was never simply a ‘sherry in your face’ job. Ten minutes later [it’s still opening up?!], I’m getting a little burnt tyre as it becomes much more oily with that teak garden furniture note coming back round – brought out with water. Only a little water opens the whole profile out actually [after a year], the leather, the raisins, the teak, the oily rubbery=fruity burnt=smoke [and tweed jackets], all back in the hood. It’s a fab combo.


T: The palate is just fine neat or with water. It begins immediately with a waxy & malty, perfectly sweet chew,… much chew on malty & salty caramel.,,,,,,, simply delicious. The sweet oiliness really shines, never sugary, never too savoury. Fine form.

F: Chocolate threatens but it’s all-caramel that comes through with perfectly sweet cinnamon All-sorts – thats a new combo! After that its time for more of those big dry cask tannins ‘a le nez’, yet the sweet oozing caramel hangs on too. Long, firm finish.


C: Blind, I may have called this out as a Bruichladdich given it’s profile and ‘balls’. Despite leaving this bottle open at dangerously low levels for sometime, the spirit was robust enough to perform as well at the last as at first – in fact, it’s better. This is delicious stuff with blameless form and a bottle that demonstrates the importance of allowing a whisky to fully open up & out for best results. Once fully softened, it sung.



Scores a B+.

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mark-achterhoek
Member Senior mark-achterhoek Review note
09 Mar 2017 6:43 pm
mark-achterhoek gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
85.3
Nose
85
Initial taste
87
Body
85
Finish
83
Price
88
Presentation
85
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OpiumX
Member Senior OpiumX Tasting note
06 Feb 2017 8:17 pm
OpiumX gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Auburn
Nose

Red fruits, dried fruit, a little bit varnish, raisins.

Taste

Sherry sweet overcoating, dried fruit, a little bit of sulphur. Blood oranges too, nice!

Finish

The sherry lingers with the sulphur, some citrus zest. Quite a long finish.

Comments

A very successfull sherried CS version of Glendronach. I just wish I bought another bottle...

martinni
Expert Senior martinni Review note
25 Jan 2017 9:20 pm
martinni gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
85.4
Nose
84
Initial taste
85
Body
85
Finish
88
Price
85
Presentation
85
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Goethe
Expert Senior Goethe Tasting note
17 Apr 2016 9:55 pm
Goethe gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Russetmuscat
Nose

Sherry, dried glue, hazelnut, orange zest, dates, sugar candy, plums, chocolate, dried fruits.

Taste

Sweet sherry, rasins, plums, sugar candy, orange zest.

Finish

Medium to long. Sherry, dry, gingerbread.

Comments
Also a great job on this CS Glendronach. The pallet is telling you about it's age again (as #1) when you are accustomed to older CS versions. Nevertheless quite a good job.
Concerning price/performance ratio: 8/10 (2016)
Defeatless
Expert Senior Defeatless Review note
31 Mar 2016 9:27 pm
Defeatless gave this whisky 88 points

Nose: Lovely sweet nose, a bit aggressive due to the alcohol, but behind that: Banana's, sweet raisins, chocolate, hint of smoked wood, oak, orange peel. I like it quite a bit.

Taste: Alcohol burst, with that a lot of sherry, red fruit sirup, dark chocolate shows up with more water.

Body: Full and powerful

Finish: rather long, raw cacao, sherry, strawberry, cherry lollipop.

Price: I bought this for 65 euro or so. Which I find very fair.

Presentation: Classic, yet quite a bit of marketing blablabla on the label .

Weighted Rate
87.9
Nose
89
Initial taste
88
Body
88
Finish
87
Price
88
Presentation
87
Daan Tje
Connoisseur Daan Tje Review note
22 Mar 2016 12:20 am
Daan Tje gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
87.7
Nose
88
Initial taste
87
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
88
Presentation
87
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Peter(TTMC)
Expert Senior Peter(TTMC) Review note
30 Jan 2016 9:18 pm
Peter(TTMC) gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
87.8
Nose
88
Initial taste
87
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
88
Presentation
88
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