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Overall rating
86.20/100
votes
58
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
02.04.2013
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LG30326
Barcode
5060088792421
Added on
20 May 2013 7:08 pm

Average value

€ 189.90

9 × in wishlist

58 × member ratings

168 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach Octarine

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.20 points

  1. Rien scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  2. stefsel111 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Fight65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  4. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  5. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      Cherry, hazelnut, plum, cranberry, raisin, almond and pastry. With water more lighter fruitiness, like apricot and raspberry.
    • Taste
      Hazelnut paste, cherry, toffee, milk chocolate and raisin.
    • Finish
      Hazelnut, cranberry, milk chocolate and raisin.

  6. Ciro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. VWWW scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Such a shame they discontinued this bottling, great whisky for a small price.

    Also the proof that young whisky can be great!

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Medium-long. No bitterness whatsoever. Toffee, caramel, chocolate.

  10. Xstream scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    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. 
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

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