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Overall rating
92.22/100
votes
111
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vintage
Vintage
1968
Bottled
1993
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottle code
LS47923
Added on
23 Oct 2008 2:33 pm

Average value

€ 2819,77

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111 × member ratings

134 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1968

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.22 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    I have been drinking very little whisky of late, I had just gone off it a little but this H2H has rekindled my interest a trio of superb whiskies, all averaging 93 points so a deah heat.
    All were excellent, one of the best H2H I have had for a long time
    If I am honest I think I preferred the Millburn & Glenugie over the Glendronach and almost scored the Dronach one point lower but I felt that was a little unfair.
    Its a dead heat 3 great whiskies, I am very happy :)

    Tasted in this order:-
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/41001/millburn-1966-ses
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/8980/glenugie-1967-ses#note-container
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/4258/glendronach-1968#note-container

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    There is no denying the quality on this one, I have always said that Glendronach at 18 -22 year has a sweet spot but this at 25 years is in the same bracket and this is much better than those old38 - 42 year OB by quite a distance.
    Everything in harmony here.
    • Nose
      92 92
      This is quite rich, dried figs, dates, burnt twigs (in a good way), blackcurrant, blackberry, caramel cake, profiteroles, and then a bag of currants.
    • Taste
      93 93
      yeah, typical Glendronach, very rich, spicy, a basket of dark fruit, a little syrupy what else is there to say.
      The fruit really comes through if you hold it in your mouth, lovely, and then a blast of spices mixed with peat so this really has got everything.
      Lip smacking, very moreish, leaves you wanting more
    • Finish
      93 93
      The finish is top notch, seems to get sweeter , staying composed

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Less tropical fruits than the early 70s but still then chocolate toffee figs plums leather rancio, delicious

  4. hs305 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    [January, 2007]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 115 Euro in November, 2005.

    [July, 2014]  Together with friends I emptied another bottle that I bought for 115 Euro in November, 2005.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 92,5 both times.  My notes state a close to perfection old style sherry profile.  Simply delicious and dangerously quaffable...

  5. Allandale scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A firm but drying body.
    • Nose
      aMince pies, doused in spirit and served with black coffee.
    • Taste
      Creme de menthe. Cedar notes. Charred oak. Sappy. Woody.
    • Finish
      Very long and warming.

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Moderator

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Moderator

    This one really has not just got the very fine and smooth sherry body but also a great surrounding fruitiness. Fantastic!
    • Nose
      Toffee, sherry, dried fruits, tropical fruits, ripe bananas, some meat and ham, toasted bread - very good!
    • Taste
      Nice sweetness like chocolate, toffee, with some fruity notes from citrus fruits, oranges, but also some dried fruits form raisins, figs - really nice!
    • Finish
      Long, warm and very smooth, actually the citrus fruits come out most in the end which makes a very fruity end

  8. Pépé scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Very nice whisky, very classy fruit, duet with chocolate / nuts. He drinks himself.
    • Nose
      An intense nose, without being aggressive or heavy so far. A very fine milk chocolate that emphasizes ripe grapes. A touch of smoked wood. Then the fruity develops, pineapple, evocation of lemon, beautiful citrus are then drawn, mandarins. It gives very want to soak the lips.
    • Taste
      Of a superb delicacy, with always these fruits. Ice sugar and a rise of sherry markers in the second part of the mouth, especially nuts.
    • Finish
      A short hair, but it's divine.

  9. Dede scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Imperial Mandarin, chocolate, exotic fruits. Strong palate, cocoa, quite fruity. Lack of complexity but very pleasant. Final brief.

  10. Derekyu928 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    【First】: Dark Amber Dried Grape Brandy Cake Hot Cake Vanilla Pomegranate Acerola Cookie 【Middle】: Outline Body Bulge Acetic Tips Astringent 【Finish】: Nose escape Priority return is gentle but still there is chocolate rich with the sourness time of grape but relatively dry http://www.whiskylink.com/?p=2260

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