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Glendronach 16-year-old

Overall rating
88.57/100
votes
296
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Platinum
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Casks
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottle code
LF31213
Barcode
5060088794654
Added on
01 Jul 2013 8:30 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 596,00

44 × in wishlist

296 × member ratings

1013 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 16-year-old

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.57 points

  1. PX-Michl scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Elegant

    The GlenDronach 16 Year Old Platinum is a little known release from this Speysider which, next to a general release, also saw a special release for Germany, Taiwan and South Africa. Thanks to The Bonding Dram, I get to taste the latter one. It was launched in 2012.

    It is quite different from the 15 years old Revival. Much sweeter on the nose on butterscotch and cinnamon, while plums, raisins and dades are certainly there. But it is much cleaner, if you know what I mean. Some Café Frappé, mocha and hints of leather and fresh cherries. Some stewed apples with clear hints of milk chocolate. I quite like this.

    It is oily, round and mouth coating. Wonderfully sweet on candied sugar, toffee, mokatine and Christmas cake. Dried fruit. Milk chocolate. Less dirty than the Revival and very elegant.

    The finish is long with a nice spiciness with just a touch of bitterness from the oak.

    While this one is more interesting that the Revival or even the Allardice, it’s price tag will lead me towards those two first, though. But what a great GlenDronach indeed.

  3. Lorion scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Grandios in the nose and finish. The palate is a bit spicy. 87 points.
    • Nose
      Dark berry fruits. Autumn forest. Foliage, earth, leather. Fermented fruit. Chocolate.
    • Taste
      Dryer than expected. The alcohol is a bit tickling. The autumn forest is full, raisins too. Delicately, a sweet announces itself. With the swallow he unfolds. A fruit load. Dark chocolate. Leather. Dryness.
    • Finish
      Long, dark fruit. Leathery and dry.

  4. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  5. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    An intense sherry character par excellence. The nose is still relatively restrained, on the palate unfolds then all sherry clothing with dark fruit and herbs. Get in the process of a proper oak accentuation, as similar, as one also knows from the Parliament.
    • Nose
      Sherry, oak, herbs, some leather. Everything done fine; The basic characteristic reminds me a bit of the Parliament, but in a gentle variant. Damp, leafy forest floor.
    • Taste
      Pleasant tingling, then the sherry, the dark fruits, all done on the still damp forest floor. A very nice continuation of the nose, dark fruit and oak in the herb bed (thyme, cardamom) also follow.
    • Finish
      Intensive medium-long finish, this time with oak accent and slight bitterness.

  6. maltaholic scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A great malt! It would be better in my opinion, if the sherry would take a little more back ...
    • Nose
      Gorgeous sherry nose, not intrusive, rather soft and discreet. It's fruity, ripe grapes, red apples, a little vanilla.
    • Taste
      Strong in the start, driving the saliva, my mouth is lapped by sweet sherry. But the wood is not too short. Warm, mature, full-bodied.
    • Finish
      Long, fruity finish.

  7. Kenn scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    WhiskyAuction.com
    10-2016 €175,00

  8. Glennie scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Distinct sherry. Raisins, prunes and dates. Spicy
    with cinnamon and cloves. Perhaps some baked/stewed fruit. Hints of leather,
    chocolate and perhaps some coffee.

    Taste: Sweet. Demarera sugar and sweet dried fruits. A bit
    of toffee. Becomes more dry and  and
    spicy. Christmas cake. Hard roasted espresso coffee. Chocolate.

    Finish: The sweetness stays into the finish that dries out
    towards the end. Medium to long. Lovely and warm. The oak is present, but not too bitter at all.

    A very nice sherried
    whisky. Hints of sulphur but nothing that spoils the event for me. Beware if
    you are sulphur sensitive.

    Not worth the money at todays prices since the Glendronach standard bottlings
    can match this one (Revival and Allerdice).

    Time in the glass helps this one. Reduces the sulphur note, enhances the sweetness and removes the small alcohol bite it has at first. 

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

  9. Kenn scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    https://www.whiskyauctioneer.com
    03-2016 £137,50

  10. Helgo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    He is a little bit alcoholic at the beginning. Needs time in the glass. Then he develops very fantastically. Nice musty earthy note through the deep heavy sherry. Very full and sweet. PX?
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

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