Glendronach 15-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Stated Age
15 years old
Oloroso Sherry
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
15 jun 2013 2:28 pm

Average value

€ 68.62

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Whisky reviews for Glendronach 15-year-old

12 users have left 13 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.65 points.

  1. huangshantong scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This series has been on sale since 2009, featuring the use of old wine barrels before 1996. Production was discontinued in 2015, and production was resumed in 2018, so 2015 was a watershed, and the recipe was changed (the winery manager Switched from BW to Rachel). The old version uses Oroso Shirley, and the new version uses PX+ Oroso barrels. When I drink it, it smells like broth, dark fruits, and even I can feel some smoke; after the entrance, in addition to the usual high-fat feeling, the wine will be lighter (thin), and in the end rhyme More honey and sour plums.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Smell: From head to toe, consistent high-density chocolate, autobiographically occupies the entire main melody, other aromas must stand sideways, do not dare to hide in the corner, there are cloves, burnt incense and dried ginger, the tail is a little wood Juice and toffee, and a flash of citrus notes were caught by me.

    Drink: The palate is thick and full-bodied, with a moderate burning and greasy feel. The mouth is filled with the taste of bitter chocolate. Another camp that is evenly matched is black currant raisins, which impact each other but are intertwined. Clear and long.

    Sense: The brownness of the wine and the dull smell of the smell seem to tell me that this glass of wine has missed its peak in oak barrels, and its own vitality is almost exhausted. The hint of citrus in the smell Like the last struggle. But letting go, it might be a stage worth appreciating. In addition, the tasting part once satisfied my thoughts about cocoa and black currant.

  3. Nordberg scored this whisky 98 points Member Senior

    This dram is my jam. Almost literally. The juicy fruits on the palate deliciously remind me of a nice jam and merry well with the chocolate and spices. It makes me think of strong spicy holiday version of sangria From nose to finish, this single malt is impressive. It is a very rich whisky and coats the mouth very well.
    • Nose
      deep rich sherry, toffee, amaretto, fudge, oak, orange peels
    • Taste
      plums, raisins, other dark fruits, grape juice, chocolate, orange syrup, slight creaminess, spices
    • Finish
      the finish gets a little spicy and hot, like a perfect hot cider.

  4. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    An absolute winner in its price range! 87/88. It easily beats the 12-year-old, although in theory these should be of the same age.

    Moved my notes from ID 40970 to this one when I found out that the bottle code of my open bottle was wrong.
    • Nose
      Prune, toffee, raisin, tangerine, mocha, cinnamon, vanilla and almond.
    • Taste
      Raisin, prune, mocha, orange, date, marzipan, caramel, cinnamon, chili pepper, vanilla, oak, roasted nuts and liquorice.
    • Finish
      Raisin, prune, mocha, caramel, grilled meat and a whiff of smoke.

  6. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Syrup,earthy -mushrooms, orange and some sulphur. Sweet sherry notes like apricot marmelade.
    • Taste
      Pepper, sweet fruits - strawberries and orange. Nuts, coffee and late tannins.
    • Finish
      Medium drying with nuts - walnuts, pepper and later sweet fruits like peach.

  7. lyndondd428 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    N: the sherry immediately wipes out the concentrate of meat, fresh mushrooms, skin, damp wood, as well as a red fruit always on the shields (cherries in spirit, blueberries). It remains always liqueur, the contribution of the Oloroso is evident. Orange peel (maybe pucciate in dark chocolate ...). Prunes. Very good and 'nervous', in the sense that those notes a bit 'special and less round remain always, losing only a little' intensity over time. Rannusandolo after drinking it, we see that the smells take the form of deafening but soft flavors (and we did it! All five senses in one sentence! Hurray the synaesthesias!). P: compared to the nose, the 'dirty' and wet notes are reduced a lot, to the full advantage of the classic sherry-bombs of GlenDronach, really full and powerful. Still orange chocolate; we then agree with the official notes on the label, which speak of hints of coffee. In general, it is both liqueur and creamy, with a very wide range of flavors: from Catalan cream to caramel, from red fruits (cherries to bunches) to apples, plums ... Very good. F: my mother, what intensity the pipe tobacco! Nutmeg, then red fruit jam. Beautiful long. Reading the reviews of Serge and Ruben , and then the debate in the comments below the second, we understand that there is a certain possible discontinuity between the various batches: when it comes to those notes slightly 'sulphury' (that is, in this case , the suggestions of mushrooms and meat, suggestions captured by both S. and R.), however, we definitely enter the sphere of subjective taste.

  8. Whiskyghost scored this whisky 65 points Newbie

    I hate to rock the bandwagon, however, I am one of the few people that doesn't seem to love this popular 15-year-old. To be fair, I think it has to do with the slight note of licorice or anise that I detect. In full disclosure, I can't stand the flavor of anise. If you do, I fully understand why this bottle is typically rated higher.
    • Nose
      71 71
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      1 1

  9. irrerelevant scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    a lot of sherry, quite dry, a lot of oak, sweet raisins and nuts, syrup, full, ripe and dense, slightly acidic, great sherry, but not so harmonious due to this acidity second try: The acid does not bother me anymore, actually I think by now, it even fits as a counterpoint to these dense, sweet sherry tunes. This complexity is amazing for old age, maybe even older malts have found their way here

  10. LukeFive did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Glendronach seems to never dissapoint

  11. LukeFive did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

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

  12. sicco scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    very nice sherry flavoured whisky. pretty dry finish, but nice.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      83 83

  13. Toffie76 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Aeration does him the greatest good! 4 to 5 months of opening and hop: a nectar.
    Initially listed at 88, I push at 90.


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