- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Single Cask - Batch 8
- Stated Age
- 22 years old
- Pedro Ximénez Sherry Puncheon
- Number of bottles
- 50.8 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 07 Jul 2013 5:47 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1990
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.05 points
- Today I'm trying something a bit different. About 4 months ago, I received a bunch of samples of Glendronach single cask bottlings - 7 in all. Casks 1487, 3025, 326, 3397, 1346, 2971, and 494. Let's see how this one tastes.
Nose starts with raisin, followed immediately by dark chocolate, figs, some cigar smoke, stewed fruit.
Palate carries on with drying dark chocolate, cigar smoke, figs, golden raisins, perhaps a hint of honey.
Finish brings drying dark chocolate, cigar smoke, some cinnamon spice, and a lingering note of mild pepper and cooking oil.
- 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
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
Intense sweet sherry nose; Dried fruits (plums), chocolate, raisins. Spiced wine, a hint of mint Candied fruits, orange peel and cooked, dark fruit.
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.
Warming, liquorice bitterness and dried fruits. Raisins dipped in dark chocolate and a very clear coffee note now. Oak, spice, dark fruits. Quite long.
- 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)
- In fact, it`s a whisky of 22 yo (date distilled 13/06/1990 ; date bottled 05/2013 ; 604 bottles filled).
- 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.