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Glendronach 1990 SS

Overall rating
90.43/100
votes
84
Whiskybase ID
WB42411
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Silver Seal (SS)
Bottling serie
Special Bottling
Vintage
1990
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
22 years old
Casknumber
6921
Number of bottles
628
Strength
52.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 1500 ml
Added on
03 jun 2013 11:44 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 231.71

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84 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1990 SS

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.43 points

  1. Tallyortoby did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I payed 450$ or 435€ on whiskybase for this bottle. I don't know who the clown is that quotes it at 200€, but you ain't gonna get it at that price.

  2. tuntime scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    One of my all time favorite noses. A remarkable absence of alcohol on the nose; you can just shove your nose in the glass and breathe this one in and out. You don't really want to stop. A soft complexity of many subtle perfumes.

    The palate is just as soft, yet maintains a complexity. A really winning cask pick from Silver Seal. There's an elegance and finesse that is not usually found in 1990's era Glendronach single casks, which, while often excellent, have a more intense quality.

  3. Th3WhiskyColl3ctor scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Yomimita scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    fantastic dram, but tasted at a time that the bottle is really expensive, 300 euro or up, that`s my bad luck
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. Peter87 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  6. Sonett scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Dates, Figs, Raisins, Chocolat, Canned plums,
    • Taste
      Taste enters sweet with all ingredients of the nose
    • Finish
      Fades out as in the taste with a slightly woody and oaky taste 

  7. lyndondd428 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    N: alcohol remained in Scotland, leaving this beautiful whisky open. There is a sturdy, indelible churn (eh?) Of 'sweetness' sugary: raisins, perhaps a hint of pandoro ?, then the usual blaze of red fruit (cherry uber alles) and chocolate. Apricot brioche, full. It can be creamy, with suggestions of English soup, but also preserve less obvious notes, as typical of the distillery (balsamic vinegar, mushrooms, damp wood). Really enjoyable and personality. P: we like to emphasize the diversity of this Glendronach compared to others, not least the excellent single cask for the MWF: if there were all the darkness and the importance of a 'dark' wood, here a sugariness prevails carefree, attention !, never whore. This is embodied in bombs of red fruit (cherry, strawberry, raspberry), in notes of dried apricots. Really incredible is the regal creaminess, buttery: brioche, panettone, dried fruit (hazelnut). Rare is the taste of malt, in sherry monster: here the spell happens, celebrated by the trumpets of the bearers of dried fruit. Walnut, and butter. F: long and persistent; chocolate with red fruits, infinite dried fruit. Really intense notes of butter, walnut. Excellent. Really beautiful. A very remarkable complexity, which particularly affects us because it betrays our expectations: we expected a sherry monster, and we actually have it; but it is not just a sherry monster, it is a barrel that has not betrayed the distillate and has respected its most personal notes. That said, we can not but admire the great intensity and the excellent quality of aromas and flavors. http://whiskyfacile.com/2013/09/19/glendronach-22-yo-19902013-silver-seal-521/

  8. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Sweet nose of Sherry. Mouth composed of a mixture of dried fruit, stewed fruit and dust. Final very long. Very very good.

  10. Bishlouk scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Overall this Glendronach is good and nice, but less '' wow '', I think, than some official Glendronachs.
    • Nose
      Caramelized marzipan, dried fruits (grapes in the lead), kirsch, cinnamon, clove, blond tobacco, varnished wood. It's very complex, it smells super good, and it's quite far (profile point of view) from many official Glendronachs in sherry casks.
    • Taste
      Sweet and sweet attack on candied and dried red fruits. Alcohol is noticeable, although perfectly integrated. The mouth, although pleasant, is much less complex than the nose and is more in the standards of sherry profiles.
    • Finish
      A slight woody dryness sticks to the palate. Spicy tingling tickles the cheeks. Average final in length.

  11. j j scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    great cask with everything in it.

    value for money. beautifull package by the way.

  12. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    N: great sweet sherry influence, raisins, syrup and fruits - pear
    T: sweet sherry, red fruits, apple, cinnamon and later pepper
    F: very long, sweet and intense!
    great cask! tasted with Aby and J J

  13. tomy63 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A good Glendronach typed oloroso. Unfortunately much more expensive than the other Glendro of twenty years for a little higher quality.
    • Nose
      very marked sherry, rather oloroso, a lot of nuts and hazelnut, coffee, spices (cinnamon, cloves), dried fruits.
    • Taste
      medium power, thick texture, very dry, a fairly classic Glendro oloroso then with nuts, spices, chocolate, raisins. With water, more expressive, more fruity and even drier. We are not very far from the last Linkwood Jean Boyer.
    • Finish
      long, a lot of spices. There is a hint of sulfur in the empty glass.

  14. Titi94 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by WhiskyFacile.com (19/09/2013):

    Color: Dark amber.

    Nose: The alcohol is remained in Scotland, leaving this beautiful open whisky. Here is a sturdy, permanent lash (eh?) of "sweetness" sugar: raisins, maybe a hint of Pandora? Then, comes the usual riot of red fruit (cherry uber alles) and chocolate. Brioche apricot, in full. Creamy, with hints of trifle, but also keep notes less obvious, as typical of the distillery (balsamic vinegar, mushrooms, wet wood). Really enjoyable and personality.

    Palate: We like to emphasize the diversity of this Glendronach than others, not least the excellent single cask for MWF: even if we have the darkness and the importance of a darken wood, prevails here the sugary carefree. This takes the form of bombs of red fruits (cherry, strawberry, raspberry), with notes of dried apricots. Really amazing is the royal creamy, buttery: brioche, cake, nuts (hazelnut). Rare is feel malt flavor, in sherry monster: the magic happens here, celebrated by the trumpets of the pioneers of dried fruit. Walnut, and butter.

    Final: Long and persistent. Chocolate with red fruits, dried fruits endless. Really intense notes of butter, walnut. Excellent.

    Comment: Really beautiful. A remarkable complexity, which strikes us particularly because it betrays our expectations: we expected a sherry monster, and we did, in fact, but it is not only a sherry monster, it is a barrel that has not betrayed the distillate and has complied with the notes more personal. That said, we cannot but admire the great intensity and quality of aromas and flavors (scored 92/100).

    My comment: totally agree with that tasting notes. Tasted at The "Whisky Live Paris 2013" Fair : really splendid !

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