Glendronach 16-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Stated Age
16 years old
Oloroso Sherry Casks
48.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
01 Jul 2013 8:30 pm

Average value

€ 642.50

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 16-year-old

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.77 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur


    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.

  2. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Substantial Dronach for a fair retail price. Like it better than the 15, great abv. @48%. Probably older casks involved, too, as was quite common back then due to distillery shutdown from mid 1996 to early 2002. Recommended.

  3. EvilAFI scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    This is a great balanced fruity butterscotchy but not over sherried Glendronach, the oak and spice play a role but let the rest shine. Very well done
    • Nose
      92 92
      Fruity, raisin, plum, stewed fruits, orange, leather, milk chocolate
    • Taste
      91 91
      Oily and fruity, blueberry, raisin, plum, tangy oak, orange, butterscotch, light spice.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, fruity but now dried fruits, bittersweet, mocha,

  4. Rogier Engel scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Fruity, raisins, cinnamon.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Need some time first. Then soft and sweet.
      Nice and greasy.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Soft, warm aftertaste. All different flavors come by again.
      Remains nice and long.

  5. PX-Michl scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  6. 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.

  7. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Kenn scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    10-2016 €175,00


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