- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 08 years old
- Bourbon & Sherry Casks
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 20 May 2013 7:08 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach Octarine
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.20 points
- 85/86. More oloroso nuttiness than the 2012 version, but less fruitiness and a thinner body. In direct comparison I like its predecessor just a little better, although they don't differ very much.
Cherry, hazelnut, plum, cranberry, raisin, almond and pastry. With water more lighter fruitiness, like apricot and raspberry.
Hazelnut paste, cherry, toffee, milk chocolate and raisin.
Hazelnut, cranberry, milk chocolate and raisin.
- Such a shame they discontinued this bottling, great whisky for a small price.
Also the proof that young whisky can be great!
- This is beautiful stuff. After only 8 years in a barrel, GD created
something complex and full-bodied, which, at the same time, is able to
mask its young age very well. Adding to that the low price point, this
is a definite buy for anybody on the fence to try a Glendronach.
This smells so much like Glendronach CS, that, more and more, I think
they used some Bourbon barrels for that one too. I suspected it in my
review, but by finally trying this, it becomes quite probable.
Regardless, it is less sweet and more mineral. Herbal, oaky, sappy. Pine
trees? Crème Brulee and tangerines.
Gorgeous balance between fruity sherry notes – figs, cherries, mangos –
and sweet flavors like caramel, vanilla, and toffee. The body is full
and driven by the alcohol very well.
Medium-long. No bitterness whatsoever. Toffee, caramel, chocolate.
- The best whisky i've ever had at this price < 30 Euro.
The balance of fruit and sherry flavors are lovely. Nearly as good as the Cask Strength series. Actually, having only tried CS #1 and CS #2 i believe the Octarine is better then the #2 CS.