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Glendronach 1990

Overall rating
89.01/100
votes
74
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask - Batch 8
Vintage
13.06.1990
Bottled
20.05.2013
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximénez Sherry Puncheon
Casknumber
2971
Number of bottles
604
Strength
50.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 Jul 2013 5:47 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 249,66

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1990

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.01 points

  1. Maczet scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Amsterdam did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Batch 8 contains the following bottles:

    1971 cask 1246
    1990 cask 2971
    1991 cask 5409
    1992 cask 145
    1993 cask 3
    1994 cask 101
    1996 cask 1490
    2002 cask 1988

  4. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A heavily sherried single cask malt but the oak is not overwhelming.
    Huge, thick with great complexity. A sensual nose with a big taste and
    everlasting finish. Another great shot from the distillery.

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    • Nose
      Rich and thick. Muscular sherry character with rum soaked raisins, dates
      and figs. Dark ripe fruits, even marmalade. Old polished furniture with
      a hint of GlenDronach typical flintstone. Big and elegante. You can
      nose this all night long.
    • Taste
      Oh yes! A massive hit of old matured sherry flavours, dark chocolate and
      lots of hazelnut and walnut. Round, thick, creamy and sweet with
      antique oak. Mouth-coating.
    • Finish
      Long-lasting, sweet with lingering chocolate, even espresso, and walnuts. Again a hint of flintstone and dry old oak.

      WITH WATER: Water tames a bit the liquorice sweetness and the intense sherry flavours. Gets drier with peppery spice.

  5. D3US scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This is a big, big sherry whisky. One of those that, some might say, come close to being a little too much to take, even if you like sherried whiskies a lot. Extremely full bodied and warming. A real fall or winter whisky, one to take when it’s snowing outside. A whopper of a dram.
    • Nose
      Intense sweet sherry nose; Dried fruits (plums), chocolate, raisins. Spiced wine, a hint of mint Candied fruits, orange peel and cooked, dark fruit.
    • Taste
      An oaky bitter note hits first. The dried fruits add to that. Much less sweet than the nose would suggest. Give it a little while and dark fruity sweetness appears. Chocolate still, and some interesting spice now as well. Maybe nutmeg? Cinnamon to add some more sweetness, but I must say there’s quite a bitter edge to this. Liquorice. Drying on the tongue, at the end oak again.
    • Finish
      Warming, liquorice bitterness and dried fruits. Raisins dipped in dark chocolate and a very clear coffee note now. Oak, spice, dark fruits. Quite long.

  6. whioli scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  7. mikespike scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Let me briefly justify my low rating: I get lots of sherry, which is not a surprise. Bit overall this is pretty dry and not well rounded for me, also a bit on the sour side. Just not that well integrated sherried malt as some other bottlings are. (81P mikespike)

  8. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    In fact, it`s a whisky of 22 yo (date distilled 13/06/1990 ; date bottled 05/2013 ; 604 bottles filled).

  9. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Bottlers Tasting Notes:

    Appearance:Rich, aged cherry wood.

    Nose: Stewed plum compote and orchard apples caramelized in dark Muscovado sugar. Aged oak spice adds a citrus twist.

    Palate: A robust depth of rich sherry. Ripe plums and damsons flow into stewed dark fruits sweetened by dark chocolate and gentle vanilla.

    Comments of the seller (Master of Malt): A 22 year old Glendronach taken from a single Sherry cask that yielded 604 bottles at natural cask strength. A fantastic whisky from a distillery renowned for their top quality, Sherry matured, Speyside malts.

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