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Glendronach Cask Strength

Overall rating
87.24/100
votes
378
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

€ 154,67

378 × member ratings

1025 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

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Category Rating
Nose
22
Taste
22
Finish
22
Balance
22

Tastingtags

54 Notes

EJS
Expert Senior EJS Review note
05 Jun 2018 11:57 am
EJS gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
85.6
Nose
87
Initial taste
85
Body
84
Finish
86
Price
86
Presentation
86
My Collection
lachaineduwhisky
Expert Senior lachaineduwhisky Note
10 May 2018 12:20 pm

Très carressant au nez avec une belle évolution. J'ai eu ans l'ordre : vin rouge, chocolat au lait, bourbon (pour les fruits rouges), chocolat noir, bois brûlé, zeste d'orange discret, miel. C'est le chocolat qui s'installe durablement. En bouche, fluide, épicé, l'alcool ne cogne pas trop fort. La finale, douce et persistante à la fois, donne du café d'abord, et des notes de porto ensuite. Avec un peu d'eau, c'est le Speyside qui émerge ! L'équilibre savemment dosé entre le miel et les épices !

Enthousiasme 4/5

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theograph
Expert Senior theograph Tasting note
22 Feb 2018 11:11 pm
theograph gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Auburn
Nose

Ledrige Sherryaromen, süß, PX-Sherry, süße, rote Früchte, Mehl, Brot, Teig;

Taste

Würziger Anrtitt, Leder, Politur, Sherry satt, süß und würzig gleichermaßen, süße und ledrige rote Früchte, sehr bekommlich und einfach lecker;
mit Wasser süß, würzig, leicht erdige Noten, total weinig!

Finish

Wärmend mit süßen und würzigem Sherry, weinig, mittel bis eher lang,

Comments

Weinig, süß, ledrig - ein wirklich toller Sherry-Malt!

#199 CA
boy_genius_ck
Connoisseur boy_genius_ck Review note
11 Nov 2017 2:26 am
boy_genius_ck gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87.3
Nose
87
Initial taste
85
Body
91
Finish
87
Price
87
Presentation
86
boy_genius_ck
Connoisseur boy_genius_ck Tasting note
11 Nov 2017 2:30 am
boy_genius_ck gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Mahogany
Nose

elegant oloroso, sweet px, stewed dark fruits, plums, hint of smoke, cream, light grass, bitter light wood, floral, butter

Taste

rich stewed fruits, rich sweet sherry with hints of saltiness, cream, butter, spices, cinnamon, cloves and a touch of smoke

Finish

long, rich stewed fruits, dried oranges, grass, smoke, virginia tobacco???, bitter red wood, dry stewed fruits at the back followed by elegant sherry, sweet plums with a touch of toffee and butter

Comments

just let it oxidize to get rid of the initial bitterness, after that, as good as the batch 6

mer1973
Connoisseur 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 Senior 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
My Collection
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
Expert Junior 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...

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