Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Stated Age
10 years old
Fresh Virgin Oak Hogshead
Number of bottles
55.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Bottled for
Usquebaugh Society
Added on
07 May 2013 6:19 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 169.95

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54 × member ratings

125 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 2002

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.51 points

  1. Erik1908 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      I simply love the smell of these SC Glendronach's. It's a kind of homecoming like with Springbank. Vanilla, candy store, grassy, wood.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Slightly initial bitter taste, which made me add some water, which takes away the bitterness instantly. Still quite sharp though. Sweetness continues in the taste. Woody and oily. Spices enter the stage.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long finish. Quite spicy in the end.

  2. Defeatless scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Grass, ginger, oak. Smells like a very young whisky would taste. Liqourish and some fudge.

    Initial taste: Sweet, complex burst of fruit and winegums. Very nice!

    Body: medium-thick. Oily

    Finish: medium - long. Sweet tastes keep coming back. A bit of vanilla and caramel, some flowers but also red fuit!

    Price: Reasonable

    Presentation: always good with Glendronach

    Comments: This was a sample from sample swap with turfsmurf.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Titi94 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes from Whiskyfun.com (April 28, 2014):

    This one’s very interesting, since most current Glendronachs are being matured or re-racked or double-matured or finished (you name it) in sherry.

    Colour: gold.

    Nose: it’s rather grassy/oaky style, not as sweet, rounded and fat as I had expected. There is some vanilla for sure but also some heavy nutmeg, white pepper and cinnamon. Touches of gooseberries as well, then a little apricot and plum jam, but it remains globally dry. With water: sweeter, with the expected vanilla cream and coconut.

    Mouth (neat): very fruity this time, creamy, and extremely bourbony. More and more pepper and ginger after that, the oak’s quite loud. No, very loud. With water: more new oak, a wee earthiness, green apples and plenty of cinnamon.

    Finish: long, on rather green tannins, grass and, well, bourbon.

    Comments: this one must have come from Glendronach’s sub-distillery in Kentucky). It’s certainly very good, but there’s rather too much oak for me.

    SGP:471 - 80 points.

  5. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      A very diverse nose. Caramel fudge, ginger, apple, vanilla, cinnamon, banana, nutmeg, pepper, yellow raisin, honey, apricot and even fried onions.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Caramel, spicy oak, pepper, clove, liquorice and vanilla.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Caramel, green banana, oak, liquorice and eucalyptus.

  6. TDMartijn scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Not your 'standard sherry-bomb' one would expect from this distillery but a very decent and fresh bottling. 
    • Nose
      Some dark fruit and spicey. Black pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg are very strong in this 'nose' Some fresh apples too. Nicely layered.

      I like it.
    • Taste
      (neat): lots of spices again, black pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg. 

      (with water): a bit more sweeter, apples come to the front.
    • Finish
      Long and warming.

  7. TDMartijn scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This GlenDronach was chosen on a momentous time in the history of the Usquebaugh Society. Twenty-eight members made the pilgrimage to one of the most scenic distilleries in Scotland, to adore eight of the most excellent samples of the finest nectar GlenDronach has to offer. The angels guided us to this Virgin Oak expression, which is as fresh as a woman just out of the shower, as multilayered as a brilliant musician, with the depth of an accomplished novelist. This GlenDronach has a story, listen to it, take it in, and enjoy!

    Pity I wasn`t one of the twenty-eight...

  8. Whisky scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    GLENDRONACH 2002 CASK 1743


    Butter shortbread and sweet oak spices combine perfectly with golden syrup over fresh fruit salad.


    Rich harvest gold.


    A vibrant burst of toasted oak floods over sour Morello cherries and gooseberries. A gentle herbal back note completes the complex balance of flavours.


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