- 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
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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 16-year-old
19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.59 points
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.
- Grandios in the nose and finish. The palate is a bit spicy. 87 points.
Dark berry fruits. Autumn forest. Foliage, earth, leather. Fermented fruit. Chocolate.
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.
Long, dark fruit. Leathery and dry.
- 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.
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.
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.
Intensive medium-long finish, this time with oak accent and slight bitterness.
- A great malt! It would be better in my opinion, if the sherry would take a little more back ...
Gorgeous sherry nose, not intrusive, rather soft and discreet. It's fruity, ripe grapes, red apples, a little vanilla.
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.
Long, fruity finish.
- 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.
- 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?